There has been a SEAVIEW class racing on the Solent (Isle of Wight) since 1909. Boats have been replaced several times: This version is loosely based on the one designed by Alfred Westmacot in 1922. Class history: 1909: Design-G.U. Laws, Builder- Arthur Taylor, gaffhead sloop with bowsprit,wood (individually owned) 1922: New design. A. Westmacott - Woodnutts, bermudian/marconi sloop, wood (club ownership arrangement established) 1962: cold-molded plywood replacement, updated by Arthur Robb. late-1990’s: Fiberglass replacement overseen by David Thomas.