||National Rebel Class Association|
Commodore Bruce put together a Rebel schedule or all of 2013
|The Rebel is a one
design class sailboat. All Rebel hulls are produced from the same mold.
Rebels are built to the class rules and cannot be changed or modified
by the boat builder unless authorized by the Class. This is the basic
definition of all one design class sail boats.
Nickels Boat Works builds the Rebel and several other one design class sail boats. They are known world wide for quality and strict attention to class rules. The Rebel is built to last a life time with some over 50 years old and still sailing.
The Rebel Sailing brochure shows photos with the typical crew of two, but the Rebel can also be day sailed with six passengers in the roomy cockpit. With its large steel center board, it is extremely stable and always comfortable to sail.
Overall length - 16' 1 4"Complete details
Beam - 6' 7 1/2"
Draft - 3' 6"
Sail area - 166 Sq Ft
9 Jun 13 - The latest enews from Bruce. Important Nationals information.
30 May 13 - Used sails on the Buy/Sell page.
12 May 13 - Here is a 2013 Rebel Schedule.
8 May 13 - Rebel 42 is for sale.
3 Apr 13 - Added an archived article from Sailing World highlighting the Rebel.
24 Mar 13 - Here is the March Rabble.
12 Feb 13 - The latest enews from Bruce is below. He has important information on succession planning, regatta schedules, and promotion of our class.
4 Jan 13 - Updated information, forms, contacts, & links for 2013.
11 Dec 12 - The Buy/Sell page has been updated.
25 Nov 12 - The latest enews from Bruce has important information about 2013 Nationals. Bruce also discusses the summer full of regattas and how to incorporate the Collegiate Challenge into the schedule.
With just 5 days to the annual Rock Hall One-Design Regatta, our Rebel class has the most boats registered with 6. As registrations for weekend regattas generally happens the day of, should we be expecting a larger turn out as well? Mary Vorel advised that Brian Nickels, Dave's nephew, has purchased 4200 and we might expect to see it soon. Since Dave and Marianne run a charity event during this weekend or close to it, I expect not to see them. Jay and Pat are registered so the only question is will Kevin break away? Pat Vorel said the her and Mary were coming and Al and George were looking for crews or they may just bring one boat. That is exactly what John Washburn and Phil Faulkner are doing as the only expected entrant from Des Plaines. Jack Sanderson may come if his granddaughter is available to crew; Jack also said that no other boats planned on attending from Coldwater. Neil and I are also registered as the fleet 2 team as are Bill Selick and Dan Leon from AYS. Given that:
"The Zimmers and I are still looking for someone to share a house we rented right down the block from the Crab restaurant/bar that everyone likes down at Rock Hall. Your share for your own room and access to our shared living room/dining room/kitchen (as well as BBQ area outside) is $240 total for all three days.
Please let me know as soon as possible. We are driving down on Thursday.
646 715 6680"
it would seem that we may not get a very large day of registration bump.
Please go to http://www.rockhallyachtclub.org/regatta.htm and register today.... Find Neil at the Nationals to give him the National $25 entry fee usually paid by the host club. This is in addition to your dues. To skipper in a sanctioned event you must be a regular member (or the child of one). Both the Down River Race and the One-Design Regatta are sanctioned events. Have you paid your annual dues?
Given that the Spring Meeting scheduled for the BOD did not occur, the meeting schedule for this National Regatta will serve as the Spring Meeting.
As printed in the Rabble, elections will be held at the Clark Yacht Club Summer Invitational which is host to our Junior National Championship and our Collegiate Challenge. Classes invited to are the Rebel, Interlake, Wayfarer, Sunfish, and Laser. Rebels hope to have 5 junior teams and 5 collegiate teams in addition to the regular group of Rebel sailors which choose to come. The Interlake & Wayfarer response to CLYC's announcement of a second summer event was positive "see you then" so we hope for a half dozen each. But as I said in the Rabble we will see if last year's fortuitous happenstance repeats itself this year.
Mary Vorel has suggested that we hold our 2014 Spring meeting at the 2013 CLYC Fall Regatta. I'm fairly certain the By-laws only require us to have two meeting per year; one at the nationals and one set by the Commodore. I've nothing agin the idea, so let's do that.
Thank you for your patience and consideration.
Left to right: Judy Washburn, Phil Faulkner, John Washburn, Irene Faulkner, Joe Stoodley, Neil Robb, Radu Mihailescu, Peggy Quiniff, Jim Quiniff, John Baron, Mark Quiniff, Toney Goetter, Bill Hanson, Renee Rathbun, Wayne Rathbun
Des Plaines July 2012
Scott Wright,Steve Rowe, Barry and Bruce Nowak, Art Daglow, Al Vorel, Mark Quiniff, Judy Washburn, LeAnne Daglow, Mike Stoodley, Chris Knape, Jim Quiniff, John Wahburn and Neil Robb. Front RowAnn Markaity, Amy Bourne, Mary and Karel Vorel and Kayla Kalmbach
Grand Rapids June 2008