Thursday, March 19, 2009

Brighton and SeaCliff, Rainbow Scow, early 60's

Part 2 in my deconstruction of a VHS video of classic Australian small boat sailng into YouTube chunks. Part 2 features a local Adelaide class of the early 1960's, the 12' Rainbow scow. It is now a defunct class but from the footage, it looks to be a superb sailing dinghy and as I've said before, I've always had a soft spot for scows.

Australians of that era employed "shikes" (shy kites) on long poles that were particularly effective close reaching.

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