After the latest low-riding event in Rye, I got to thinking about the old days. Then today while clearing out some old files I came across a couple of clippings from an old (very old?!?) Yachts and Yachting. Year was probably in the mid 70's, a time when I had built a Stockholm Sprite and a Mistral. I was attracted to the Mistral because of its advertised ability to effectively carry heavier helm (14 stone.)
Yep, I'm a dyed in the wool home-builder. Those sailing production boats might never know the joy of flying your own creation...unless you're John, Amac or Cookie.