Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day - A chance to "wet your Thistle"

Okay, maybe a Thistle is Scottish, but I use what I have to work with. Regardless, fresh on Craigslist is a 1966 Douglas McLeod built Thistle. She appears to be well-cared for, and for being nearly 50 years old, is still being enjoyed on the water. Nearly 4000 Thistles have been built since 1945 and the Thistle class is an active one. Thistles have an LOA of 17', a displacement of 515 lbs and generally have a racing crew of 3. What are some other Celtic-themed classes : Highlander, Flying Scot, Tartan . . . . . .

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