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Post by aukepalmhof » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:50 pm

Jamaica issued in 1962 stamps for the 9th Central American & Caribbean Games the 6d stamps shows also two dinghies with sail emblem H.
Watercraft Philately 9 page 27 gives that they are of the “Wanderjolle” class, and they are doubtful that this class participated in these games.
I did find a URL .https://www.yachtsportmuseum.de/yachtsp ... -engl.html which give the name “H-jolle” for this class with the sail emblem H most probably she is depicted. The yacht was also produced in East Germany and when Cuba took part in these games than it is possible they used these yachts.

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Post by aukepalmhof » Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:18 pm

In Watercraft Philately Jan/Feb 1963 page 27 has a small article on the stamp issued by Jamaica on 11 August 1962, for the Central American & Caribbean Games, One of the stamps of this set shows us two dinghies.
Then the writer wrote she shows the class letter “H” on her sail, he gives then that he is doubtful if one of this class took part in this games, the only yacht he could find was the German “Wanderjolle Klasse” which use the “H” as yacht symbol.
Thanks to the internet I searched further and found a Wikipedia page which gives an American-designed yacht with the yacht symbol “H”. She is not the “Wanderjolle Klasse” but The Herreshoff 12½ Footer which is a one-design keelboat.

Built as a wooden carvel monohull yacht, designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and built at his Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol R.I. from 1914.
Dim. LOA 15' 10", LWL12' 6", beam 5' 10", draft 2' 6".
Fixed keel.
Gaff-rigged.Yacht symbol H.
Total sail area 140 sq. ft.

The Herreshoff 12½ Footer is a one-design keelboat.
Nat Herreshoff designed the 12½ footer in 1914. It has been in continuous production since then and is nearly universally acclaimed as one of the finest small boats of all time. He was 66 years old by then and had all the experience from a full and legendary career of designing and building yachts. He had already accumulated 5 of the never-matched record of 6 consecutive America’s Cup defenses and 6 consecutive victories.
The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company took the first orders for the 12½ footer in 1914 and built 364 wooden hulls through 1943. Following the closing of HMC production, the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard was licensed by HMC to build the design. Quincy Adams used the Herreshoff builder’s plate and built 51 hulls from 1943 through 1948. The Quincy Adams boats had hull numbers in the 2000s and were planked with mahogany rather than the white cedar used by HMC. They also have something of a reverse sheer forward.
In 1947, Cape Cod Shipbuilding acquired the rights to the design. They built about 35 wooden hulls between 1948 and 1950 when they switched to fiberglass GRP.
Another company, Doughdish, Inc. is building a fiberglass version of the 12½. Since Cape Cod’s rights prohibit anyone else from using the trademark named “Herreshoff 12½”, the boat is called Doughdish. The molds were created by taking the lines from three original wooden hulls. Bill Harding, the creator of the Doughdish, took great pains to ensure his boat was an exact replica of the original, even eschewing the weight reductions afforded by fiberglass construction to ensure the Doughdish is authentic in every way (other than building material). In fact, the Doughdish is allowed to compete against the original wooden boats in association regattas, while the Cape Cod Shipbuilding 12½ is not. Finally, since 2006 the Herreshoff 12½ is once again available in wood from Artisan Boatworks of Rockport, ME.
The design was developed into the Bull's Eye, also first built in 1914 and the Buzzards Bay 14, designed in 1940.

More info is given on:https://www.herreshoff12.org/history/

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herreshoff_12%C2%BD.

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