A Bermudian sailing legend
Albert ‘Bert’ Darrell (1905-1983) was regarded as one of Bermuda’s finest sailors, boat-builders and shipwrights. A six-time winner of the King Edward VII Gold Cup match-racing championship as well as numerous titles across several classes of boats, he also represented Bermuda at the 1960 Olympic Games.
Bert Darrell, photographed by Frederick Hamilton for The Bermudian, 1955.
In his element
Bert Darrell racing in Hamilton Harbour during the 1950s.
The man with the golden touchBert Darrell at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club with the prestigious King Edward VII Gold Cup after his first triumph in 1939. He went on to add five more Gold Cups between 1952 and 1959.EndFragment
Bert Darrell (dark shirt) aboard his beloved International One Design boat, Teaser, with (from front to back) John Gibson Young, wife Joan Darrell, Leon Barnes and George Leseur. Photo: Bermuda News Bureau
At the helm of Enchata at the start of the 1962 Newport to Bermuda Race. Photo by Molly Shallow
All photos supplied courtesy of Debbie (Darrell) McKenzie
Darrell (centre) photographed at his boatyard in the 1970s for a Bermuda Tourism magazine advertisement. The Darrell family home, Saltcoats, can be seen in the background.
Darrell at his Warwick boatyard, 1970s.
Portrait of Bert Darrell at his boatyard by the late Sam Morse-Brown.