The former royal yacht Bloodhound is undergoing a major refit
Bloodhound is currently in the final stages of a keel up restoration at Poole and her owner, Tony McGrail, is now seeking a suitable custodian to keep her in the forefront of classic and historic yachting events.
Designed and built in 1936 by Camper & Nicholsons with she
became the royal (sailing) yacht of Prince Philip’s during the sixties.
Bloodhound, was desinged to the twelve metre class (third rule), but rather than follow the finer and lighter lines of the pure racing (i.e. round the cans) twelve metre classes, she and two others – Foxhound and Stiarna – were modified for ocean racing purposes which
involved heavier and more powerful hulls with increased accommodation.
Both Foxhound and Stiarna are now thought to be lost.