Summary: photograph, sepia, J Class yacht Rainbow racing in the Solent, 1920's, photograph by Beken of Cowes, Meridian, Isle of Wight

Identification note: Rainbow was launched in 1934, and successfully defended the America’s Cup against the British entrant Endeavour that year. The Solent’s success as a yachting centre has drawn the most famous yachts in the world to our coastal waters since the early 1800s.

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