The Rudder – July 1931

The famous July 1931 issue of the magazine “The Rudder”.

In March 1931 , in Sarasota, Florida, Bill Crosby promised the Florida West Coast Racing Association to give their proposed Florida Trailer Class a send-off by designing and publishing boat plans in “The Rudder”. The Florida Trailer Class – luckily renamed Snipe – was featured in July 1931 in “The Rudder” and the issue quickly sold out.

Note the original plan showed a spoked wheel as the insignia on the mainsail, for the “Trailer Class” which was the original symbol selected, quickly changed later to the Snipe bird insignia.

 

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