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One Design of the Week - The Rebel

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The Rebel - 16'  centerboard dinghy, raced with a crew of 2, but can be daysailed with as many as 6. Designed by Ray Greene & Alvin Youngquist, the boat became the first production fiberglass one-design in 1948. Rebels are currently being produced here in Michigan by Windrider/Nickles Boatworks in Flint. Michigan-based fleets are located in Clark Lake and Grand Rapids. More information on the Rebel can be found at the Rebel Class websiteThe Rebel Nationals were recently held at the Clark Lake Yacht Club in early July.

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