Racing first took place in Southampton Water in 1911
By the outbreak of WWII some 81 boats had been built
The hull shape has remained unchanged since the original design but there have been changes to the approved types of timber, fastenings and surface treatments. This last change was perhaps the most important, as many boats have now been epoxied with considerable savings in upkeep and prolonging the life of the boats so treated.
Over the years there has been a number of changes to the rig, as illustrated.
Two grandsons of Alfred Westmacott currently sail with the fleet.