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The merger will allow WindRider to take the best of what each company has to offer and make that available. It will allow our customers to continue to receive the service and support they demand,-- the highly skilled staff will remain in place at Nickels -- as well as providing one of the most comprehensive product lineups available today. Leveraging the excellent history and reputation of Nickels Boat Works, the WindRider branded sailing trimarans will be built at Nickels Boat Works, Flint, Michigan.

The Rebel Sailing brochure shows photos with the typical crew of two, but the Rebel can also be day sailed with six passengers in the roomy cockpit. With its large steel center board, it is extremely stable and always comfortable to sail.

Rebel specifications;

Overall length - 16' 1 4"
Beam - 6'  7 1/2"
Draft - 3'  6"
Sail area - 166 Sq Ft
Complete details


27 Oct 15 - The newsletter page is up to date.

17 Aug 16 - The NOR for the Des Plaines regatta is posted.

21 Apr 16 - The16RabbleApril.pdf is now in the Newsletters menu. Check out the above link for information on this summers National Regatta.

11 Jan 16 - The Constitution and ByLaws have been revised to include the new mast section.

7 Sept 15 - Put the May 2015 Rabble online. Sorry, I forgot to do this.

25 Apr 15 - Updated the Invitation and added the news form Kevin.

27 Mar 15 - The March Rabble can be seen on line.

18 Feb 15 - The 2015 US Sailing Certificate is posted.

31 Jan 15 - The 2015 Nationals info is now available. See above.

9 Jan 15 - The dues notice has been updated for 2015. We now have the ability to pay on-line.

1 July 14 - See photo from Des Plaines regatta below.



Left to Right: Scott Wright, Jay Topping, Neil Robb, Justin Lovell, Pat Topping, Chad Coberly, Carl Erickson, Michelle Coberly, Snipe Sailor, Cherie Schaafsma, Soren Wright, Carla Grant, Ken Nelson, Snipe Sailor, Jack McAllister, Harrison Vanderground, Snipe Sailor, ??? behind him, Donny Marwin, Leanne Daglow, ???, Rich Grant, Hazel McGovern, Casey McGovern, Mary Vorel, Jason Vanderground with Simon, ???, Pat Vorel, Bruce Nowak, Rowan McDougherty, Bruce's crew

Grand Rapids Sept 2013 (Half are Rebels and half are Snipes)