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Amazing how long those wetsuit ads were around for.  I wasn't born until '72 but I remember them both in a vague - please please somebody find the Javelin ad to bring happy memories flooding back sort of way!

Risk of htis is of course that we disappear into the girls in neoprene/lycra thread that appeared about 6 months ago.

Which poses a dodgy question - which is better modern figure hugging thin neoprene or the slightly bondagy thick stuff in the ad above?

And more esoterically I have a great book Dinghy Days from a phot called Eileen Ramsey from about 58 which I will try and find some shots from.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JohnW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 08 at 2:28pm
Originally posted by MikeBz

What a great thread this is.

Does anyone have a copy of Elvstrom's book (the one I read at least a dozen times from cover to cover when I was at school and should have been doing less interesting things) - if so can they post up a picture of his Trapez?  There's a great picture of it sailing just off close hauled (on startboard) in a decidedly fresh breeze.

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There is a tiny pic of one here:
http://www.ybw.com/sp/features/elvstrom/index.html

The article is worth reading too.



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Originally posted by JimC

Originally posted by neilw

number 1 looks like one of the Rod MacAlpine-Downie cats.

You're right I think. I now reckon 1 is a Cat, not a Scow.Its got that roach curve at the bottom look a lot of Cats had back then too. Not sure whether I like Shearwater or something like one of the Thai Cats...


Look what has just bee posted on YouTube!!

YW Scow footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxZTNTINLUk
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Thai Cat footage : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v22Hu6BA9Q4

I think the YW Scow gets the vote for number 1 on the cover of the book

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 08 at 2:35pm

 

As this thread seems to have inspired me to make more postings in a day than I have in the last 4 years I thought I'd put up some pics from the 1952/53 editions of Yachting World, I believe this was about the only sailing mag in those days.

The copies have been carefully bound together by my father, it was well before even my time....

 

As the thread started with an International 14 lets start there

 

 

 

and an early Hornet

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and a few more...

 

Cadets...

 

 

 

 

GP14s

 

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and some more.....

 

Canoe

 

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Sharpie

 

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That's my boat!

 

 

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I hope these scans come out clearly enoug to read, but I also found this report from the July 1953 edition on the Round The Island Race Dinghy Race...

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally posted by Roger

 

I hope these scans come out clearly enoug to read, but I also found this report from the July 1953 edition on the Round The Island Race Dinghy Race...

<Snip round the island scans> 



Jardine twins were 12th.  Any Relation to Mark?

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