"PEONY" VINTAGE MARBLEHEAD RC SAILBOAT
This vintage style Marblehead was build by CPMYC member Bruce Richter. It was awarded the 2009 Craftsmanship Award by the US Vintage Model Yacht Group. Bruce began the project in Thom McLaughlin's "Build Your Own Plank Constructed Pond Yacht" at The Wooden Boat School in Brooklin, Maine. Bruce continued the process the following year in Thom's Vintage PondYacht, Part II course and completed the boat over a span of two years. The plans for this "Peony" design sloop were influenced by free-sailing model sailboats from the late 30's and 40's and were developed by Thom McLaughlin of Sublime Boatworks. This and other vintage sailboats race in the AMYA Vintage Marblehead (VM) 50/800 (50" overall length/800" sq. in. of sail area) class.