Can you guess who this is about to make a splash in a photo from 1979?

Here’s another snap from the vast Yachting World black and white archives.

The year was 1979, the location the Solent and strangely enough the personage in question is still quite recognisable – it’s something about the back of that head.

This is a youthful Prince Charles having a go at windsurfing. It was all the rage back then as the French company Dufour Wing fostered a new thrill-seeking  generation of sailors with the Tabur, F2 and Mistral.