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yawl,

sailing vessel, usually fore-and-aft rigged, with a large mainmast forward. It carries a mainsail and jibs and a much smaller mizzenmast abaft the rudder post. In the United States yawls are in wide use as yachts.
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yawl

1. a two-masted sailing vessel, rigged fore-and-aft, with a large mainmast and a small mizzenmast stepped aft of the rudderpost
2. a ship's small boat, usually rowed by four or six oars
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"I watched from the harbour office as the lifeboat and a fishing boat stood by the yawl outside the north breakwater for several hours, unable to enter the harbour, before heading for Peterhead.
"Suddenly, off Rattray Head, the yawl rolled over beam ends, came upright again and acting coxswain Alex Duthie took the lifeboat alongside to skilfully rescue the two men."
CLASS C: Modern rigged vessels (i.e Bermudan rigged sloops, ketches, yawls and schooners) with an LOA of less than 40 metres and with a waterline length (LWL) of at least 9.14 metres not carrying spinnaker-like sails.
CLASS D: Modern rigged vessels (i.e Bermudan rigged sloops, ketches, yawls and schooners) with an LOA of less than 40 metres and with a waterline length (LWL) of at least 9.14 metres carrying spinnaker-like sails.
In this reissue of the 1997 compact book, marine historian Bray and marine photographer Mendlowitz team to celebrate all types of wooden boats built in the early to late 20th century, from a cat-rigged boat to a yawl. The boats featured in attractive color photographs are organized by rig type; an introduction to each type and glossary explains the terms.
Scores of the ships - square riggers, schooners, brigs, brigantines, ketches, yawls, cutters and sloops - will be berthed in Albert and Central Docks for four days before the race starts.
The whole harbor seemed to be alive with boats and yawls of every description--running out to our steamer for the purpose of carrying the passengers ashore.
The living room floor was covered in rising piles of blueprints with specifications for sloops, schooners, brigantines, yawls, and ketches, clipped onto them.
Some 125 of them--schooners, cutters, sloops, yawls, and ketches--are expected to participate.
Mr Provan said: "I clearly remember the violent storm on October 27 1959 when two yawls were overwhelmed in Fraserburgh Bay and five fishermen were lost.
PUTTING to sea past harbour walls in Seine netters or even yawls.