The trade and skills of wooden boatbuilding began to die with the development of fiberglass reinforced plastic boats, and long before 1992 wooden boatbuilding was considered a dead industry. Still, the building of a wooden boat was something that could catch a child's attention; to build and sail a boat of one's own could be a consuming project that would set a pattern for life. In 1990 a program began to build on this premise: to reach out to the troubled youth of the inner cities, teach useable skills, self confidence, and pride of accomplishment by teaching youths to build small wooden boats, then teaching them to sail the boats that they built.
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The Alexandria Class Dinghy - A Design For Change
Paper presented at the SNAME 12th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, January 1995.
Paper Number: SNAME-CSYS-1995-010
Published: January 27 1995
Hunley, William H. "The Alexandria Class Dinghy - A Design For Change." Paper presented at the SNAME 12th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, January 1995. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/CSYS-1995-010
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