The Canoe Yawl: From the Birth of Leisure Sailing to the 21st Century by Richard Powell

The gorgeous new book covers canoe yawls in detail, with chapters like "the Four Pioneers" "The Golden Age," "Why the Canoe Yawl?" and "The Canoe Yawl Today." The book is full to the gunnels with fantastic color and black and white illustrations of famous or important canoe yawl designs, plans, photos, charts and graphs. There's even a forward from small-boat designer Iain Oughtred.

Here's the description from the publisher: 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.

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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