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Duncan Gibbs
09-30-2015, 07:18 AM
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2871/9454267272_3110bf74d3_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3750/9454084654_d22d4c8bdd_b.jpg

Paul Pless
09-30-2015, 07:24 AM
http://www.hss-segel.fi/sites/hss-segel.fi/files/file/screen_shot_2013-12-29_at_5.13.05_pm.png

Jim Mahan
09-30-2015, 07:48 AM
Not that it is where the name derives, but the Mandarin for 'ocean' is 'hai.'

Paul Pless
09-30-2015, 07:56 AM
hai means shark in finland where these boats come from
also some large fleets of these in france where they go by a different name

Duncan Gibbs
09-30-2015, 08:12 AM
It's actually the same name, but in French: Requin.

http://classicsailboats.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/shark3.jpg

It was designed in 1930 and first built in 1931. Remarkably similar to the Dragon class.

Jim Mahan
09-30-2015, 02:48 PM
"Well, they said you were hai class,
but that was just a lie.

You ain't never caught a rabbit,
and you ain't no friend of mine."

Gerarddm
09-30-2015, 07:47 PM
Very attractive small boat.

purri
09-30-2015, 09:22 PM
Very much like our Amber K. (Antares #5)

bamamick
10-01-2015, 06:41 AM
When I worked night shifts I used to spend hours digging into classes like this, trying to learn as much as I could about them. I always thought the Requin class looked a lot like a small Knarr. A very fine looking boat.

Mickey Lake