In the spring of 1899 several members of the Clyde Corinthians sailing club asked Alfred Mylne to design a new class of yacht. The Clyde one-design 20-tonners as they were known were very popular and described by the Yacht Racing on the Clyde review of 1899 as “able and comfortable at sea, fairly speedy on the race course and prepossessing to the eye”. At a cost of just £900 each they were also relatively cheap.
Initially five boats were made in this class, called Avalon, Noyra, Snarley-Yow, Tigris and Vagrant.
Tigris remains the last example of this class and graces the mediterranean sailing circuit every year.
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