The Best Radio Controlled Yacht in the World

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Electron

Venue: Viaduct Basin. Auckland

 

Held on: 3rd and 4th October 2015

 

 

injunction with the Classic Yacht Association and Tino Rawa Trust

Celebrating Des Townson

Des Townson's five favourite designs, and why:

 

Zephur

 

"because it was, and is, so pretty, I wouldn't alter it in any way".

 

Talent Mk II

 

"because it's beautiful to sail, and so well proportioned".

 

Starling

 

"because it's a pretty little boat, and the kids enjoy them so much".

 

Serene

 

"because I put a lot of work into the styling and design, which you feel when you sail it.  A great all round boat and a pleasure to sail".

 

Electron

 

"because it's a miniature proper yacht and when you see a fleet of them racing, they could be a fleet of full sized yachts.  

 

I still enjoy seeing an Electron hull coming out of the mould".

 

John Macfarlane, I do hope you don't mind me using this from your book

 

"The Des Townson Story"

 

A Celebration of a New Zealand Yacht designer

THE DES TOWNSON STORY

 

A celebration of a New Zealand Yacht Designer

 

Author:  John Macfarlane

 

Graphics from the book will be available here shortly, along with how to purchase.

 

A great read for those who were part of and/or followed Des Townson and his designs.