Of course,Gavin Atkin over at intheboatshed.net has posted like 50 times since my last one,and there is what I am coming to realize is the usual array of interesting stuff in there. I was particularly interested to see Gavin’s discussion of sailing canoes. He begins:
One of the biggest surprises Ive had during the short life of intheboatshed.net has been the level of interest in sailing canoes and canoe yawls:posts on these attract more attention than almost any others.
I agree that there is a small,burning need in a group of people to get more of a taste for traditional small sailing craft. At Chine bLog,I get lots of interest in my discussions of Iain Oughtred craft. Of course that could be because the good man has no web site and there are only a handful where one can find much of anything….
As my two-to-three long-time readers know,I am fully in the camp of people have a thing for boats like these sailing canoes. So it was with much excitement that I found that Gavin had unearthed a set of lines drawings for a number of sailing canoes from various eras. On a quick glance,some really good stuff. This is courtesy of,as far as I can tell,the Canadian arm of the International Canoe Federation’s site. I am eager to explore this more,but here is a nice sample:
This would be Wren,by Rushton,always a nice place to start. Here are the lines:
Incidentally,the International Canoe is this insane-looking craft,if you didn’t know: