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Free Sailing

If you wonder how model yachts sailed before the days of radio, the answer was: quite nicely, thank you. This was called "free sailing" and we call tell you how it was done, including the critical act of adjusting and trimming the vane gears that steered free-sailing boats.

For the technically inclined, we recently obtained rare material written by the late and legendary Gus Lassel on the art and science of vanes and the sliding rig.