National Rebel Class Association




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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 362

About National Rebel Class Association

A mainsail and jib class that is very supportive of new sailors and treats everyone like family. It is a comfortable boat to teach your family to enjoy sailing or competitive racing. The class boat builder is still around to fix boats after crashes and make parts if needed. Nationals are usually in July and fall regattas extend the season into September. Rebels claim to fame is that it was the first fiberglass sailboat.


Boats Produced: 4200

Class boat builder(s):

Nickels Boat Works, currently under the name WindRider

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 4200

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

Awosting Yacht Squadron (NY and NJ), Grand Rapids Yacht Club (West Michigan), Lake Fenton Sailing Club (Central Michigan), Clark Lake Yacht Club (South Central Michigan), Mount Dora Yacht Club (North Central Florida), Des Plaines Yacht Club (North Chicago)

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? No

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  300 or more

Boat Designed in 1948

Beam: 6’7.5″

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 700

Draft: 3’4″

Mast Height: 24’11”