Salcombe Yawl

The modern Salcombe Yawl, built for racing and based entirely on the Salcombe Estuary in South Devon, has a history which goes back at least 200 years to straight stemmed, transom sterned, local fishing vessels. Certainly an 1806 drawing of a scene off Easton, on the Salcombe Estuary, shows a small yawl rigged vessel of exactly such a type. Learn More