|The Cooper River shore line was very much less built-up than today.|
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Jim Greenfield, a long time member of Cooper River YC and a former employee of Fletcher Marine Products, sent me a collection of photos from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. Today's post will examine a series of photos taken of Blair Fletcher testing the first of the "Swiss" Moths his company produced during the mid to late 1960s. These boats were based on the boats designed by Swiss builder Dunand and first seen over in this country at the 1965 World Championship which was held at Corinthian YC in Cape May, New Jersey. Pierre Roggo, Claude Barth and Dennis Weber brought over three Dunands and Roggo won the regatta easily out pacing the Cates-Florida and Shelley Moths which were the mainstay designs fielded by the American sailors.