A couple of years ago during the Wooden Boat Festival we enjoyed an afternoon sail aboard the 90' yawl Odyssey seen here. A yawl is a rigging configuration on a sailboat with a main mast forward and a small mast at the stern of the vessel stepped behind or aft the rudder post. Check here for a good definition and history of yawls. Built in 1938 for a granddaughter of the Vanderbilt family, the Odyssey is now managed by a Sea Scout unit in Tacoma, Washington. It has a rich sailing history which is best summarized here on its website.
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