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Clyde 'One-design 20-tonners'

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Clyde 'One-design 20-tonners'

In the spring of 1899 several members of the Clyde Corinthians sailing club designed, built and raced a new class of yacht. The Clyde one-design 20-tonners as they were known were very popular and described by the Yacht Racing on the Clyde review of 1899 as "able and comfortable at sea, fairly speedy on the race course and prepossessing to the eye". At a cost of just £900 each they were also relatively cheap.

Initially five boats were made in this class, called Avalon, Noyra, Snarley-Yow, Tigris and Vagrant. It is not known which of the vessels in this photograph is which.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 797.1409414 YAC

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Avalon, boats, Clyde Corinthians Yacht Club, Clyde one-design 20-tonners, sailing, sailing clubs, shipbuilding, Snarley-Yow, Tigris, Vagrant, yacht racing, yachting, yachts

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