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    Default A 90 year old, on a 62 year old boat...

    he designed and built himself….
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    Jack Carrol
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    Default Re: A 90 year old, on a 62 year old boat...

    Just like one of the commentators said :

    " How cool is that ?"

    Thanks for posting , fabulous !

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    Default Re: A 90 year old, on a 62 year old boat...

    Gybing one of those things is a matter of anticipation. Its easier and sometimes faster to dump the boat, throw a leg over onto the centre board, bring it up on the right tack. Jack originated the idea, but with a 10 k steady southerly they behave themselves. Otherwise you swap sides before the gybe.

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    Default Re: A 90 year old, on a 62 year old boat...

    Good stuff - I bought a half built one in about '74 or 5. They are tricky and unforgiving if you are not agile and quick.
    Ninety years old and still got it !

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    Default Re: A 90 year old, on a 62 year old boat...

    The son of his fellow designer was there sailing as well, Bruce died some years ago. The class disappeared a long time ago and at our first regatta in 2014 mine (1870) built by my cousin and I in the 1960's was the only one. Next year No. 2, Debonaire, had been discovered, this year we had over 20 on the water. I have a rescued one that's waiting to be picked up, and there are a few on the classifieds page. I anticipate several more by next year, we have been selling a plan a week for two and a half years. The T shirt reads "We was dead, but we got better" from a quote by Jack after queries from interested parties early on.
    Owing to a dislike of yachting red tape there is no formal association, rather an on line one. Seems to work OK.
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