Traditional Wooden Boat (Ness Yoal)
Shetland Yoal 'Vada':
The Shetland Yoal, A traditional wooden boat from the Shetland Islands Scotland, the boats were initially imported from Norway in kit form up until about 1890, after this they were built locally in Shetland.
The boats also carried a square sail which was used in suitable weather conditions, there are still examples of the Yoal in use today and with the advent of Yoal racing regattas in recent years there is a new interest in the building of these very good sea going craft.
Ness Yoal hauled up onto Rerwick Beach in the Shetland Isles,
This boat is used in the summer months to compete at rowing regattas.
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