Built here at the WoodenBoat School, our Iain Oughtred-designed Caledonia Yawl, SWIFTY is a handsome and versatile double-ender, guaranteed to turn heads on any waterfront. She’s comfortable to sail in a stiff breeze and dazzles in light air and to windward.

With well-balanced, relatively high ends, this lean and long yawl shows considerable reserve buoyancy above the waterline throughout her length.

In steady winds she’ll safely sail heeled over, her crew central and sitting up to windward.

The push/pull tiller may take some time to get used to but it works perfectly. Pulling the tiller forward will turn the boat to port.

To assure positive tacking, simply back the mizzen to the inside of the turn as you come about.


Plans for Iain Oughtred’s Caledonia Yawl are available from The WoodenBoat Store.