The Canoe Yawl – PDF E-Book

From the Birth of Leisure Sailing to the 21st Century

Richard Powell

With a Foreword by Iain Oughtred

The Canoe Yawl was developed from the sailing canoe in late Victorian times to better suit the conditions encountered on Britain’s coasts and larger estuaries, and in this history, study and present-day survey Richard Powell, Technical Secretary of The Albert Strange Association,  makes its case to be the best type today for the single- or short-handed coastal cruising sailor. The story of this modest yet seaworthy family of boats is described from its emergence with the Victorian pioneers of leisure sailing, through its hey-day around the turn of the twentieth century, its decades in the doldrums following the Great War, and its remarkable and welcome revival in recent years using both traditional and modern materials. Profusely illustrated with the author’s drawings, original design drawings, and photographs—spanning the past century and a half—The Canoe Yawl is an essential addition  to the literature of traditional sail.

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PDF E-Book; 160 pages, profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome.



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