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Groucho Marx

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Trower's Warbird, Young's Rocket 40 and Rocket 29.

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wal'

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P_Wop

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Bay Area, CA
Warbird lived in Cowes in the mid-70s, and competed in the Solent, sometimes spectacularly badly if a wing dug in.  My mate Willie Sanderson nicknamed it "The Chocolate Box" due to its dark brown colour and odd shape. 

Raced by a bunch of dinghly maniacs, it was extremely lightly built.  I remember doing an Island Sailing Club Tuesday night race on it, really out of curiosity.  There was a big sign on the companionway: "Go down steps one at a time. Do NOT jump."
There were also areas of the bouncy deck with red lines around them marked "No Step" which made foredeck duty interesting.  I think it was all 1/8" ply or something.  

 




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