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Q Class

The Universal Rule of Measurement, introduced in 1904 saw the birth of the Class Q. It was the first class to get started, followed by others such as the J, M and R classes. From 1904 until 1937, at least 16 of these boats were built. While originally intended for sailing in the USA and Canada, leading designers worldwide (Charles E. Nicholson, Tore Holm, and Johan Anker) were retained to develop the lines for the Q Class.

After World War II, racing in the Q Class essentially ceased, as it did for many fine designs, and the boats were dispersed over a wide area, with many falling into severe disrepair. But by the 1990s, these great boats were being rediscovered. Some have been beautifully restored (such as Cotton Blossom II, now called by its original name Leonore), and Falcon II (now named Jour de Fete). Another wonderful old Q-boat, Robin, has been shipped to the yard of the same builder who restored Falcon II, and is available for restoration. Other Q-boats are still sailing.




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List of all boat types

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