Not on display
Yachts are shown manoeuvring in choppy seas close to moored boats. It is unclear whether the figures on the left are in a rowing boat or on the shore, probably at Cowes. The coastline lightly indicated on the left may be the Hampshire mainland, north across the Solent from the Isle of Wight. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the Introduction.