Which Boat is That?

Yawl

Yawl
Yawl

A Yawl is a two masted boat with a small aft mast ("mizzenmast") stepped far aft. The mizzenmast is aft of the rudder post and the boom usually overhangs the stern.

The small mizzensail Help The sail set on the mast aft of the mainmast makes it easy to trim the steering when sailing single-handed.

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Orion

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length64
beam12.8
height
draft7.9
displacement16
sailarea?
built1934
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Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Builder: Henry Nevins, NY (1934)
Home Port: Seattle WA
  • Beautiful woodwork on deck
  • main cabin set well aft with a pale green roof.
  • Cutter Help Having two or more jibs rigged with short bowsprit Wikipedia A spar entending forward from the bow, typically used to anchor a forestay.

Originally named Edlu, Orion won the Newport Bermuda race in 1934, and served as a patrol boat vs. German U-Boats in WW2. After the war she made her way to California, then Washington, undergoing extensive renovations in 2010.

Carlyn

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length62
beam13
height
draft7.5
displacement42
sailarea1450
built1995
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Builder: Scarano brothers (1995)
  • A high-aspect mainsail Wikipedia the sail right behind the mainmast, usually the largest means a larger gap between mainsail and mizzensail Help The sail set on the mast aft of the mainmast.
  • Cutter-rigged Help Having two or more jibs but with no bowsprit Wikipedia A spar entending forward from the bow, typically used to anchor a forestay. ("knockabout")
  • all white hull
  • Mainsail and Mizzensail are fully battened

White Bermuda-Rigged Help having a triangular mainsail Yawl. As shown in the picture, she occasionally flies a mizzen staysail Wikipedia A sail attached to a stay (instead of a mast) in the gap ahead of the mizzenmast Help The smaller mast aft of the mainmast.

Built for the Four Winds Camp and named after a former camp director, Carlyn Stark. She is strip plank constructed with laminated frames and a plywood deck.

Pacifica

Stats Stats for Pacifica
length48.75
beam11
height
draft7.25
displacement15.8
sailarea1175
built1946
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Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Builder: Henry B. Nevins, NY (1946)
Home Port: Port Townsend WA
  • Bermuda rigged yawl
  • 7019 on mainsail.
  • White hull with green bottompaintpaint below the waterline, usually to discourage weeds, barnacles, and decay and red bootstripea decorative horizontal stripe along the waterline.

Built for a Fuller Brush magnate, and originally named Eroica. Later owned by physicist (he was a protoge of Enrico Fermi), aerospace inventor and yacht racer Gabriel Gianninni, who sailed her to Italy, then relocated her via the Panama Canal to San Diego CA. She was renamed Pacifica and extensively overhauled. She has a fine racing record and was one of the first ocean racers to use an aluminum mast.