[QUOTE=Budski;254339]I'm pretty sure they were called "Avon Specials" as Bill Shakespeare was based in Tewkesbury on the river Avon.
Also pretty sure that Steve Baker Senior, father of Mr. Phantom Steve Baker, raced one at the Kent Boat and Ski Club in the Mid 60's.
Unbeatable at the time.
Give me a shout if you are still after information
, I have the first wooden Avon Special in my workshop..