Good Performance does not necessarily mean complex construction – BETH Sailing Canoe
Some consider BETH to be one of the prettiest sailing canoes. And she always draws positive comments from onlookers.
She is also one of the simplest to build. And sails just slower than a Club level Laser.
Some photos of building a BETH sailing canoe yawl built at a Duck Flat Summer School many years ago. I came across these pics looking through the files on one of the computers at Duck Flat Wooden Boats.
Length – 15’6″ (4.73m)
Beam – 32″ (0.81m)
Weight – 70lbs (32kg) – Gaboon (Okoume) Ply
Sail Area – 85 sq ft (7.9 sq metres)
Plans $100 (BETH sailing canoe plan Information available here)