Kid-Friendly Classic Sailboats

Worried that local kids would grow up to be gangsters, a neighborhood of boatbuilders creats a new after-school phenomenon. They called it the Moth. Read the full story in our December 2012 issue.

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A group of neighborhood boatbuilders and captains rented an old building in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and called it the Evening Star Yacht Club.George Albaugh

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Captain Joel Van Sant and others taught neighborhood kids to build sailboats to keep them out of trouble.George Albaugh

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The 11-foot sailboats built at the Evening Star Yacht Club became the Moth class.George Albaugh

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Archer Farmer (red cap), his grandson Evan and his brother, Larry, restored this 1930s Moth, Old 264.George Albaugh

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2008 BYC RegattaGeorge Albaugh

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Moths starting in the rain.George Albaugh