DS turns 60

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DS turns 60

Postby Baysailer » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:14 pm

I was doing some web sailing on this cold January day (about 8 degrees here) and read the write up in the sailing hall of fame for the daysailer, which was inducted in 2003. The article showed the DS first released in 1958 meaning our DS is 60 years old this year and looking at pictures over the years greatly unchanged.

http://www.sailamerica.com/halloffame/daysailer.asp
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Re: DS turns 60

Postby TIM WEBB » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:28 pm

Baysailer wrote:I was doing some web sailing on this cold January day (about 8 degrees here) and read the write up in the sailing hall of fame for the daysailer, which was inducted in 2003. The article showed the DS first released in 1958 meaning our DS is 60 years old this year and looking at pictures over the years greatly unchanged.

http://www.sailamerica.com/halloffame/daysailer.asp

Wow, that's right, it was 1958! Amazing run for an amazing boat.

Oh, BTW, the link doesn't work - says page not found ...
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Re: DS turns 60

Postby Baysailer » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:01 pm

Unfortunately the sailboat hall of fame is aged out links so I had to go tot he wayback to find it, don't know how it popped yesterday.

https://web.archive.org/web/20130212101 ... sailer.asp

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Re: DS turns 60

Postby TIM WEBB » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:39 pm

That link works! Nice write up.
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Re: DS turns 60

Postby K.C. Walker » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:54 pm

That's very cool Fred! 1958 is about when I started first lusting after a sailboat. My best friend's dad would take us out on Lake Washington on their Blanchard 24. He was a good teacher and even at that young age would have us sailing the boat. My boat's a youngster at 45!
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