The Prima One-Design 38, co-designed by Jonty Sherwill and Stephen Jones, this series production cruiser-racer won the BMIF/RYA Yacht of the Year Award in 1998

Design permeates most of our lives, so for the designer business often overlaps with recreation. For Jonty Sherwill a backdrop to his marine design work is yacht racing.

In 1986 these meshed with a move to Hampshire and a Solent based yacht racing campaign for the Three-Quarter Ton World Championship. Winning the Viyella Cup Match Racing in 1990, Cork Week in ’98, and five outright Cowes Week wins in various classes helped secure commissions for regular features in Yachting World and other yachting titles.

For the 150th America’s Cup Jubilee celebration at Cowes in 2001 came invitations both to helm the classic Swan 65 ketch ‘Eva’, and to join the judging team for the Concours d’Elegance of this illustrious gathering of classic yachts.

Cockleshell-VW-047-600 ---Cockleshell, a classic one-off dayboat built in 1926 is owned by Jonty Sherwill - Read More ...