For Iain Oughtred fans – an interesting online forum on the Caledonia Yawl and others

Caledonia Yawl

Tonight I ran across a small but active discussion forum about Iain Oughtred’s Caledonia Yawl, his other designs, and a transoceanic voyage in a related Shetland boat: The Caledonia Yawl & Voyage of The Aegre. I’ve talked in the past about the Caledonia – its a great design. This forum seems to include some owners and builders and would be a good resource for those going that route.

The Voyage of The Aegre piece I need to look at more. It seems that this guy decked over a 21′ Shetland-style boat not unlike the Caledonia and took it from Scotland to Tahiti. Brave soul. The account seems to include the obligatory gale + roll + dismasting which is still exciting to read. Anyway, this one’s is good for some more exploration.

1 Comment for “For Iain Oughtred fans – an interesting online forum on the Caledonia Yawl and others”

Tom McGhee

says:

I have been given an Iain Oughtred designed Acorn 16. I am having trouble figuring out how to rig it. Are there any Acorn 16 owners out there who could give me some advice?
Regards
Tom McGhee

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