"Both the yachts in this photograph were designed by William Fife before the First World War. They were the America's Cup boats of their day designed and raced to win. In this era, yacht design was dominated by long waterline length and heavy keels which resulted in fast up wind speed. Nowadays performance yachts are much beamier and lighter skipping over the water. In fact the latest generation of foiling boats championed by Ben Ainslie in his bid for the America's Cup are so light they fly across the water. This photograph is particularly nice as it shows both yachts doing exactly what William Fife would have wanted - sailing fast upwind with plenty of sail up and no other yachts in sight."