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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Midget Yachts...

1953 Popular Mechanics article on “Midget” yachting. This was at the beginning of the end for traditional pond yachting with vanes and free-sailing. Of note is Gus Lassel and the fabulous Sun Kiss, and his vain attempts to introduce new and different boats beyond the tired Marblehead, A, and 6-Meter classes. The plaintive quality of the article reached across the years, a dying gasp of a dying sport in a world rapidly changing underneath its feet…practical RC control was still 20 years in the future.

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