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Who has sailed a Yawl?

I would like to talk with someone who has sailed a yawl.
I know they don't make many anymore.
How is sailing a yawl different than sailing a sloop, ketch ?
What are the uses for the mizzen sail?

Some famous sailors and yawls are Slocum and Tristan Jones(?) who knows with Cpt.Jones?

Just wanting a chin wag about a now odd rig.
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Used to race a 35 foot Melody Yawl in 1974. It was a sloop with an air rudder. We used the mizzen to balance the helm. Kept rudder drag to a minimum. Never liked the combination of jib and mizzen so often discussed as heavy air combination -- like two kids on a very long teeter-totter it tended to swing the boat a lot. Mizzen came down in 15 kts most of the time to keep the boat on her feet with a full main. We had fun with it. It was pretty, but it was too complicated for any advantage it offered. More wires, lines and sails to be replaced.
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I have sailed on quite a few yawls, ketches and schooners. Please feel free to send me a private message with your email and I will send you my direct email address and my phone number.

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Smile Hi Ya'all

OOps I sail a ketch. The mizzen makes a great anchor riding sail.

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