Have been discussing the M/R Year Book with Tony Lane. I have copies from present to 1960 and Tony from present to 1962 but he also has 1955. Does anybody know when the first Year Book appeared (I guess early 50's) and does anybody have copies of these very early books?
Correction - Tony has 1951 Year Book not 1955.
I have a photocopy that Mervyn gave me of 1947, which I quess is the first. It's layout is surprising similar to later ones and includes a History of the class (which only takes a couple of paragraphs, a list of the committee, the program of open events, the class rules, and a list of owners. The list of Champion boats is also very short - one boat listed 'Gently'. The list of builders totals 13, and a note says that except for no 75 Mercury designed by G O'Brien Kennedy all boats are understood to be to the design of Jack Holt. However no 131 has a note saying it is an experimental plywood boat. The newest boat was numbered 146.