The REBEL is a simple to set up, easy to sail, one-design sailboat designed by Ray Greene in 1948. The REBEL was the first sailboat to be built out of fiberglas. It is now built by Nickels Boat Works in Fenton Lake Michigan. The boat is of high quality, self-rescuing that are custom finished for each customer. The Rebel is an ideal choice for many sailors, novice or expert. The ease with which it sails makes it an excellent family boat, yet it is also a very competitive racing boat. Crew weight is not a major factor because of its excellent performance in light air. Come and join the families who have enjoyed their Rebels for many years. As an example my family has sailed a REBEL since 1952.
Individual Rebel Fleets in the Midwest and East can offer you sailing and racing opportunities and the fun of meeting other people like you who share a love of sailing.
You can get started in the Rebel experience by joining the Rebel Association(see reverse side) and contacting a fleet representative in your area. Theyll be pleased to tell you about local Rebel activities at their local lake and arrange for a demonstration sail.. Or you can visit the Rebel web site,www.rebelsailor.com or call 616-887-7707 for more information.
WHY BUY A REBEL
There are REBEL fleets at many places around the country. Since the boat has been in existence for so long it is possible that most areas have a few boat. The most active fleets are in the Midwest & East. The fleet in Grand Rapids & Jackson MI have races every week, and sponsor a regatta. The fleet in Des Plains Il is on an over size pond, but the size of the lake does not lessen the competitive spirit of the sailors. Other racing fleets include Smith Mountain Lake VA near Roanoke, Greenwood Lake in North New Jersey, Lake Fenton MI, Dallas Tx, Springfield IL and Hueston Woods OH. Also a few active racers including my self are in areas with no other racers but we compete at the National Championship. If you happen to be near one of the area with mail links, I hope that we can supply you with information on local sailing.
Pittsburgh PA Chris Fromme 412 492 0837 Clark Lake MI Neil Robb 517-787-3673 Chicago IL Mark Quiniff 847-298-8936 Grand Rapids MI Scott Wright 616-834-8293 Roanoke/Smith Mountain Lake Lee Shaffer 540 721-2785 North New Jersey and NYC Area Bill Selick Bill.Selick@gmail.com Coldwater Lake MI Jack Sanderson 614-226-6689 Lake Fenton Sailing Club Dave Nickels (248) 634-5420
This document was created by CHRIS FROMME so that other REBEL sailors could be informed