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.


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


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


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


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


2008 BYC RegattaGeorge Albaugh


Moths starting in the rain.George Albaugh