Caretakers for Javelin as she travelled through the centuries

At the turn of the 19th 20th centuries JAVELIN’s registered owner was: E R T Croxall of Manor Aldridge, Staffordshire who also owned the 9 ton SHULAH. His club memberships were recorded with the Royal Corinthian, Cruising Club, Royal Dorset, Oxford University Sailing Club (VC) and from 1898 the Royal Portsmouth, Corinthian and Royal Southern.

- It was in Mr Croxall’s ownership that JAVELIN won second prize in the Cowes Weymouth race
- 1905 registered to Mr E Steane Price
- From 1905 JAVELIN in France until 1919
- One of the ownership from 1905-14 was by Philippe de Vilmorin, then president of YC de Cannes

Subsequent known ownerships

- 1919 Sir Duncan Hay member of the Royal Yacht Squadron
- 1920 Mr George Howard then as an auxiliary ketch – so with an engine fitted - 1930 Mr Mark Oliver
- 1938 Mr H R Sidebottom
- 1948 Squadron Leader D Taylor

In 1950 again; the boat moved to the Mediterranean It’s known she was registered at the Real Club Nautico of Barcelona but not the name of her owner – and there were links apparently with the Spanish Royal family but these are unsubstantiated. In his book “Down Below – Aboard the World’s Classic Yachts” Matthew Walker refers to her ownerships – in 1971 in Barcelona and sometime thereafter by Emyr W Davies, whose custodianship was to good effect in preserving her and historic artifacts at the time.