Hardcover. Very good. Two albums containing 26 beautiful mounted photographs of yachts and yacht racing in Scotland, with handwritten titles reading “Clyde 1904” and “Clyde 1905.” Images range in size from 3.5 x 5 to 9.25 x 11.25 inches, with most on the larger end. Many are signed “H.W. Corry,” and many have brief captions identifying the yacht or event depicted. All in very good condition. According to the Encyclopedia of Traditional English Rural Sports, the Clyde’s long shoreline, the dozens of villages (each with at least one pier), the magnificent scenery, the firth’s closeness to Glasgow and its strong maritime tradition, all contributed to make it a major center for sailing….By the 1880s, [it] had become an international center for yachting, and the ‘Clyde Week’ at the beginning of July expanded into the ‘Clyde Fortnight.’ It combined the highest standard of competitive sport with dinners and balls in the evening. The yachts were crewed by professional sailors, often fishermen who welcomed good wages plus tips for the summer.” We believe these photographs were most likely taken during the Clyde Fortnight in their respective years, as they include images of several different regattas and different classes of yachts. Named yachts include Lorelei, Mikado, Lilian, Frisa, Vladimir, Thetis, Tresta, White Heather, Brittomart, Geisha, Tarpon, Great Auk, Zinita, Adela, and Merrymaid. Most were recently constructed at the time, many custom-made for racing by the famous firm of Fife & Son, and some are still sailing today. These albums offer a wonderful visual record of these magnificent vessels in action.