The Historic A Class
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It was said of the great J Class boat that "she squats and goes."
Here is Frank Stout's A Class "Magic" doing the same at Berkeley in 1955.
These two pictures courtesy of Jeanne Stout Burke.
Same boat, same time, same place.
Here's some more pages with information on this beautiful and significant
A biography of Bill Bithell,
A Class boat "Ranger" won the International Cup for the USA in 1948 and
1949, after decades of British domination of the event.
Some pictures of Bill's Ranger II and the A Class races at our 1998
National Regatta, held in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of
the Mill Pond club.
Charley Williamson has collected some great ones
of International A Class boats,both old and replicas.