Letter: The Atlantic is King

By Benjamin Cesare

As a regular reader, and admirer, of WindCheck, a former owner of Atlantic Class #91, and a former Secretary of the Atlantic Class, I feel I must advise you of errors in Tom Darling’s article [“A Tale of Two Sixes”; July, 2015].


A Tale of Two Sixes

By Benjamin Cesare

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How many know that the venerable International One Design, the oldest one-design keelboat still racing, the queen of the Long Island Sound elite sailors beginning in the late 1930s when Larchmont Yacht Club’s Cornelius Shields commissioned the first order, was in fact a one-design Six Metre? A Norwegian boat builder named Bjarne Aas is credited as the designer, and he built them out of oak and cedar beginning in 1936.

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