Interesting Old Town sailor

Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by Roger Young, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    Thought maybe some of the WCHA sailing fraternity might be interested in this OT sailing model I came across while researching the build records. Looks like it might be a 'one-off', certainly a fairly unique order (perhaps not?). It's a 17' AA Centerboard sailing special, "Fraling"? (not sure of the handwriting) model, with open mahogany gunwales, 42" mahogany decks, thwarts and seats, outside stems, floor rack, keel as well as bilge keels, with brass bang plates the full length of all keels, painted white with mahogany left natural (no stain). Build record is below. Built in early 1938, and shipped on 21 March of that year to the Touring Kayak Club, City Island, NY.
     

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  2. Peter Belenky

    Peter Belenky New Member

    The Swede Hilding Froling was a preeminent canoe designer of the first decades of the twentieth century. In 1927 he won the American Canoe Association's canoe sailing championship at Sugar Island. He is on the right
    in the image. James Newman, who was defeated, is on the left.
     

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  3. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Very interesting information-- thanks!
     
  4. Wanda CC

    Wanda CC Wanda Canoe Club

    Racing awards, property of the Wanda Canoe Club, est. 1910, Screenshot_20171118-165618.jpg 20171118_170535.png
     

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