Photo of an early 60's boat sailing in Miami.
Class started in 20s by Billy Atkin in Huntington LI with next to no rules.
22.5 max LOA
beam min 3.5'
Beam max 5.6
Free board min 6"
No ballast, one centerboard one rudder, pointed bow.
Weight was defined by materials used, so small boats were lighter than big ones, but about 200 lbs was about as good as anyone did.
They tried adding a trap as they were dropping dead.
Sailwriter reports that these things routinely tore FDs apart and only became obsolete when beach cats proved faster.
Anyone know more about where the 50 or so last boats ended up and or anything else?
Very cool boats that ought to be brought back.....