Vane A class

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I visited the 2004 UK A class vane boat National Championships, held at Gosport in August, and took some photos of the equipment.  I focussed on the jib arrangements, since I was interested in having a rod as a jibstay, and was wondering how to make this as adjustable as possible.  It turned out that all of the vane boats had rodded jibs.  I took a couple of other photos as well for interest.

The self-steering gear was a wonderful combination of rubber bands and stainless steel.

2022 Lester Gilbert