Sailing at the Heart of the Norfolk Broads

Yare & Bure One Design (White Boat) Class

YBOD 'Brimstone' sailing on the River Bure

The Yare and Bure is a strict one design classic half deck, gunter rigged keelboat design in 1908. Yares and Bures are actively raced in Horning.

The majority of YBODs are wooden hulled, however, recently GRP hulls have been produced.

There are currently over 140 Yare and Bures, and new boats are still being added to the fleet..

Yares and Bures are actively raced in Horning, and can be seen most Sundays between March and October, racing on either Blackhorse Broad, or on the River Bure.

For more information about the class, please see the YBOD class website:


ConstructionWood & GRP later
LOA20 ft
LWL18 ft
Draft2ft 9in
Mainsail areaTBA
Jib / Genoa areaTBA
Portsmouth Yardstick1070

YBOD Class Flag

YBOD Class Flag (R)