Booklets

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* out of print (Photocopies available at £0.20/$0.40 per page)
n/a out of print (Photocopies NOT available)
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No Title Date Price Members
1 Catamarans 1955 Download
2 Hydrofoils 1955 Download
3 Sail Evolution 1955 Download
4 Outriggers 1956 Download
5 Sailing Hull Design 1956 Download
6 Outrigger Craft 1956 Download
7 Catamaran Construction 1956 Download
8 Dinghy Design 1956 Download
9 Sails & Aerofoils 1956 Download
10 American Catamarans 1956 Download
11 Wishbone Rig 1957 Download
12 Amateur Research 1957 Download
13 Self-Steering (1st Edn) (last is No 127 q.v.) Download 1st edition
14 Wingsails 1957 Download
15 Catamaran Design 1957 Download
16 Trimarans & Outriggers 1957 Download
17 Commercial Sail 1958 Download
18 Catamaran Developments 1958 Download
19 Hydrofoil Craft 1958 Download
20 Modern Boatbuilding 1958 Download
21 Ocean Cruising 1958 Download
22 Catamarans 1958 1958 Download
23 Outriggers 1958 1959 Download
24 Yacht Wind Tunnels 1959 Download
25 Fibreglass 1959 Download
26 Sail Rigs 1959 Download
27 Cruising Cats 1959 Download
28 Catamarans 1959 1959 Download
29 Outriggers 1959 1960 Download
30 Tunnel & Tank 1960 Download
31 Sailing Theory 1960 Download
32 Sailboat Testing 1960 Download
33 Sails 1960 1960 Download
34 Ocean Trimarans 1961 Ask for upload
35 Catamarans 1960 1961 Ask for upload
36 Floats, Foils & Flows 1961 Download
37 Aerodynamics I 1961 Ask for upload
38 Catamarans 1961 1962 Ask for upload
39 Trimarans 1961 1962 Ask for upload
40 Yacht Research I 1962 Download
41 Yacht Research II 1962 Ask for upload
42 Catamarans 1962 1963 Ask for upload
43 Trimarans 1962 1963 Download
44 AYRS Yachts 1963 Ask for upload
45 Basic Research 1963 Ask for upload
46 Catamarans 1963 1964 Ask for upload
47 Outriggers 1963 1964 Ask for upload
48 Yacht Electronics 1964 Download
49 Keel Yachts 1964 Ask for upload
50 Catamarans 1964 1965 Ask for upload
51 Foils & Floats 1965 Ask for upload
52 Trimarans 1964 1965 Ask for upload
53 Solo Cruising 1965 Ask for upload
54 Catamarans 1965 1965 Ask for upload
55 Trimarans 1965 1966 Download pages 1-67
56 Sailing Figures 1966 Ask for upload
57 Round Britain 1966 1966 Ask for upload
58 Practical Hydrofoils 1966 Ask for upload
59 Multihull Design/Cats 1967 Download
60 Multihull Seamanship 1967 Ask for upload
61 Sailing Analysis 1967 Download
62 Hydrofoil Victory 1967 Download
63 Multihull Capsizing 1968 Ask for upload
64 Catamarans 1967 1968 Ask for upload
65 Trimarans 1968 1968 Ask for upload
66 Foils/Ice Yachts/Sails 1968 Ask for upload
67 Catamarans 1969 1969 Ask for upload
68 Outriggers 1969 1969 Ask for upload
69 Multihull Safety Study 1969 Ask for upload
70 Retirement Yachts/Polars 1969 Ask for upload
71 Transatlantic Races 1970 Download
72 Catamarans 1970 1970 Ask for upload
73 Trimarans 1970 1970 Ask for upload
74 Sailing Hydrofoils 1970 Download
75 Deep-water Seamanship (hb) 1971 £5.00 £3.00
76 Sail Trim, Test & Theory 1971 Ask for upload
77 Trimaran Selection 1971 Ask for upload
78 Cruising Cats 1971 Download pages 216-320
79 Rudder Design (hb) 1974 £5.00 £3.00
80 Round Britain Race 1974 Ask for upload
81 Sail Rigs 1976 1976 Download
82 Design for Fast Sailing (hb) 1976 £10.00 £7.00
83A Journal 83A 1976 Ask for upload
83B Journal 83B 1976 Ask for upload
84A Hydrofoils ’76 1976 Ask for upload
84B Hull Research ’76 1976 Download
85A Kite sail rigs ’76 1976 Download
85B Boatbuilding & Materials 1976 Ask for upload
86 OSTAR ’76 & Safety 1977 Ask for upload
87 Kites & Sails 1977 Ask for upload
88 Yachts Tenders & Boats 1977 Ask for upload
89 Facts & Figures 1977 Ask for upload
90 Hydrofoil Options 1978 Ask for upload
91 Power from the Wind 1979 Ask for upload
92 Racing & Cruising 1979 Ask for upload
93 Speed Sailing 1979 Ask for upload
94 Shallow Draft Craft 1980 Ask for upload
95 Racing Hydrofoils 1982 Ask for upload
96 Cruiser Development 1983 Ask for upload
97 Sails, Rigs & Hydrofoils 1983 £1.50 £1.00
98 Windmills & Kites 1983 £1.50 £1.00
99 Megalithic Boats 1984 £1.50 £1.00
100 Efficient Performance 1985 £1.50 £1.00
101 Windmills & Hydrofoils 1985 £1.50 £1.00
102 Sailboards & Speedweek 1986 £1.50 £1.00
103 Optimum Yachts 1987 £1.50 £1.00
104 Multihull Cruisers 1988 Ask for upload
105 High Speed Sailing 1989 £1.50 £1.00
106 Seaworthiness & Stability 1989 £1.50 £1.00
107 Low Drag Craft 1990 £1.50 £1.00
108 Foils & Hapas 1991 Ask for upload
109 Propellers & Solar Boats 1991 Download
110 Developments in Yacht Design 1992 £3.50 £3.00
111 Rig Efficiency 1993 Ask for upload
112 AYRS Projects 1993 Download
113 Rig Theory 1993 £3.50 £3.00
114 Ultimate Sailing 1994 £3.50 £3.00
115 Speed Sailing & Speedweek 1994 £3.50 £3.00
116 Ultimate Sailing II 1994 £3.50 £3.00
117 Natural Aerodynamics 1995 £3.50 £3.00
118 Ultimate Sailing III 1995 £3.50 £3.00
119 Instrumentation, Measurement of Performance 1995 £3.50 £3.00
120 21st Century Multihulls
(2 vols. together)
1996 £7.00 £5.00
121 Canoes for Experiments 1996 Download
122 Ultimate Sailing IV 1996 £3.50 £3.00
123 Computers Afloat 1997 £3.50 £3.00
124 Transport Sailcraft 1997 £3.50 £3.00
125 Rotors & Steering 1998 £3.50 £3.00
126 Low Flying Boats 2002 £3.50 £3.00
127 Self Steering 1999 £10.00 £7.00
AIRS Booklets Nos 1-11 1971-75 Ask for upload

An Index to articles in AYRS publications can be found here

Back numbers of Catalyst – the Journal of AYRS:

To avoid duplication, information on Catalyst can be found here.

An Index to articles in the first 19 Catalysts can be found here