THE CAROLUS QUINTO
The Carolus is a Bantry Bay Yawl. It is an exact replica of the captains gig of a french fregat which foundered of the irish coast.
The construction started in november 1999, and still continues.
The Carolus is both a sailing and a rowing vessel. At one regatta in Douarnenez, the yawls were clocked at 8.5 knots! And that coming from a boat which dates two centuries ago.