The Canoe Yawl


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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ISBN 978–1-907206–31-3; 216 x 216mm, 160 pages, pro­fusely illus­trated in col­our and mono­chrome. Soft­cov­er with sewn bind­ing, cover flaps and matt lam­in­a­tion.

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