George Holmes’ influential canoe yawl Eel
The canoe yawl deserves more prominence, and so Dick Wynne and friends have set up a website devoted to this type of boat at www.canoeyawl.org. I hope it’s a great success!
Here’s what Dick and co say about their venture:
We want to draw attention to today’s and tomorrow’s canoe yawl designs and not be seen as a purely historical group. But fear not, we love the pioneers too — one of the CYA ringleaders sails a 19th century design. Our aim is to represent all known canoe yawl designs, past and present, on these pages — it’ll take us a while to flesh out the design archive, with more designs, and more words to those already present.
- If you have designed a canoe yawl, we want to hear from you and to give you some free advertising.
- If you own a canoe yawl we want to hear from you with your experiences of it.
- If you’re selling or buying a canoe yawl, we want to help you.
- If you are none of the above and just like canoe yawls, we want to hear from you anyway!
The folks behind canoeyawl.org have a magazine in the pipeline that we hope will appear twice a year, and some interesting practical initiatives to discuss. I hope it’s all a great success.
PS – if you’re interested in canoe yawls, you may want to check out one of the seriously good reads of the year: Holmes of the Humber.