Filming the J Class - D.H Dragon
De Havilland Dragon and J Class Yachts Art Print by Aviation Artist Richard Wheatland
In the 1930s racing large yachts, known as the 'J' Class was a popular pastime among wealthy businessmen and industrialists such as Tommy Sopwith. The painting shows a De Havilland Dragon performing aerial filming duties over the Solent while three 'J' class yachts race below. These are Velsheda, Endeavour and Yankee.