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Jack Holt (dinghy designer)

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Jack Holt, OBE (8 April 1912 – 14 November 1995) was a prolific designer of sailing dinghies. His pioneering designs of dinghies using plywood did much to popularise the sport of sailing in the period immediately following World War II. Born in Hammersmith, London near the River Thames Holt designed more than 40 boats, many of which are listed below. He worked for many years with fellow sailing enthusiast and businessman Beecher Moore. Jack Holt was awarded an OBE in 1979 for his services to sailing. Sailing Clubs Jack Holt has been associated with several sailing clubs. His premises were next door to Ranelagh Sailing Club, and he designed the Merlin Rocket and his National 12 designs there. In 1956 he was a co-founder of Wraysbury Lake Sailing Club. He was closely associated with the London Corinthian Sailing Club, very close to his Putney premises. Jack Holt Designs *Bumblebee *Caboodle was a simple kit built singlehander *Cadet *Diamond Keelboat *En
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