( ex Norma )   

An Invited Friend of the Harrison Butler Association
Designed by
Albert Strange 

Sail Plan

A Work of Art 
This small yawl, with a waterline length of just 20 feet, has an enthusiastic following of admirers. Ian Oughtred for example, in his book A life in Wooden Boats places it in his 'top ten'.


In spite of this, Shulah is the only build to Albert Strange's Norma design. She was lost in a gale in the Menai Strait in 1941. Howard Sharp, frustrated at not having the resources to commence a 'new build' in 2008, opted instead to build a half model. In a similar vein, there is a YouTube video of a Radio Controlled model of this design sailing on a boat pond.

Half Model
Howard Sharp's half model of the Norma design under construction

Shulah Statistics
Built : 1914 by S Bond, Rock Ferry, Cheshire
LOA : 25' 6"
LWL : 20' 0"
Beam : 7' 2"
Draught : 3' 9"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
Design N° 12
Lloyd's Register : N°145961

Shulah Custodians & Home Ports 
Captain RD Briercliffe (?-1923-1939-?) Liverpool

Shulah Links
Radio Controlled Model of Norma, on YouTube

Page last updated : March 2016


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