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Ireland’s Water Wag–class dinghy pioneered the concept of one-design racing in 1887, and remains popular today. The Water Wag class began as a double-ended, or “Scotch-sterned” boat; by 1898, holes in the class rules led to the design of a transom-sterned replacement.

Join WoodenBoat editor Matt Murphy for an interview with Rich Hilsinger, longtime director of WoodenBoat School. Over the course of three decades, Rich has shepherded the institution’s growth into a world-renowned experiential education program.

Extended Content

This 3-D animation is of the concept boat BIG BOY, a simple diesel-powered cruiser meant for a couple to travel the inside loop—the Hudson River, canals, and Intracoastal Waterway. Featured in the Sketchbook department of WoodenBoat magazine No. 279 (March/April 2021).

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