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The merger of WindRider and Nickels Boat Works will take the best of what each company has to offer and make that available. It will allow our customers to continue to receive the service and support they demand,-- the highly skilled staff will remain in place at Nickels -- as well as providing one of the most comprehensive product lineups available today. Leveraging the excellent history and reputation of Nickels Boat Works, the WindRider branded sailing trimarans will be built at Nickels Boat Works'
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.

Rebel specifications;

Overall length - 16' 1 4"
Beam - 6'  7 1/2"
Draft - 3'  6"
Sail area - 166 Sq Ft
Complete details


8 Nov 22 - The November Rabble has results from the various regattas as well as schedules for 2023.

21 Aug 22 - The August Rabble is here with lots from the Nationals at Greenwood Lake.

25 July 22 - Nationals results.

22 May 22 - Kevin Nickels has published the June Rabble. This is the first one that is posted as an eRabble to those who requested it.

6 Mar 22 - The March Rabble is here. Lots of info about sailing activities this summer. Double Nickels discuss interesting racing tactics.

5 Feb 22 - Commodore Mary has scheduled the Spring Meeting.

26 Jan 22 - News about Allen Vorel.

18 Dec 21 - The November Rabble is now posted. (A little late, sorry.)

24 Oct 21 - A number of used Rebels have been added to the Buy/Sell page.

16 July 21 - Congratulations to Dave Nickels on winning the 2021 Rebel Nationals.

27 June 21 - Dave Nickels put together a chart showing the line & cable lengths & sizes used on the Rebel. Thanks Dave.

28 May 21 - The June Rabble has information for the 2021 Nationals.

28 May 21 - R 4129 is for sale.



Left to Right: Scott Wright, Jay Topping, Neil Robb, Justin Lovell, Pat Topping, Chad Coberly, Carl Erickson, Michelle Coberly, Snipe Sailor, Cherie Schaafsma, Soren Wright, Carla Grant, Ken Nelson, Snipe Sailor, Jack McAllister, Harrison Vanderground, Snipe Sailor, ??? behind him, Donny Marwin, Leanne Daglow, ???, Rich Grant, Hazel McGovern, Casey McGovern, Mary Vorel, Jason Vanderground with Simon, ???, Pat Vorel, Bruce Nowak, Rowan McDougherty, Bruce's crew

Grand Rapids Sept 2013 (Half are Rebels and half are Snipes)