Manchester 17

Tim Lackey was out sailing on Friday and caught these great shots of a Manchester 17 sailing briskly through the mooring field. What a gem of an old boat.

It was this type of of old Knockabout Sloop that started me down the crazy path that resulted in Tim creating Bolero. I bet these old Manchester 17s were screamers. Long, narrow with plenty of sail area (SA/D = 22).

I would love a chance to go for a sail on an original Knockabout.