This shot is brought to you from Bronte Harbour Yacht Club’s first Marblehead RC practice race. The boats were built over the winter while procrastinating big boat chores.
Junior, Intermediate, Social and Senior Members all worked together on weekends to build a fleet of 17 Marblehead RC boats designed by Neil Gilbert built with the guidance of Sue Sproule and Ron Bar.
Designed following the Marblehead Class Rule that dates back to the 1930’s: 50 inches long 800 square inches of sail. These are not small toys, but they will fit in the back of a car…just. Constructed using Fiberglass and Carbon scraps, Mandarin orange crate plywood, spruce spars, and other available materials using a mold built in a local C&C Yachts shop back in the 80’s. These boats were built on a total budget just over $350 and will be racing before and after launch. that’s a whole lot of small boat sailing for your buck! –