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Salcombe Yawl

Difficulty: 2 star rating intermediate

The Salcombe Yawl is one of the most delightful of the classic wooden boat classes found around the English Coast. Y1 was built probably in 1931. The Salcombe Yawl is clinker built of mahogany planks, with wooden spars and varnished decks. The Yawls have always been raced and cruised for pleasure although their pedigree can be seen in the older day fishing boats of the latter part of the nineteenth century.

The Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta is perceived by many to be the S.Y.O.A.'s National Championship and the past few years have seen over 50 entries. The age and design improvements mean the class events are divided between the new designs by Morrison and Howlett and the older boats. In the regatta there is also an additional fleet to provide more 'gentle' racing for families, beginners and dare one say the more elderly! Author: Martin Beck

Size: 4.877 metres long, metres wide, weighing approx kilograms

Number of sailors: 2

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