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Commodore Rick Gates

Commodore Rick Gates

Rick Gates has been sailing model boats for many years in the New England area. He is the founder of the Nashua Model Yacht Club. He has been an important part of other clubs including the Marblehead Model Yacht Club, the Minuteman Model Yacht Club, and the Back Bay Skippers Model Yacht Club, sponsored by the New Hampshire Boat Museum.

As a representative of the boat museum he has conducted several S.T.E.M. sessions in the New England area on building and sailing model boats.

In the photo, Rick is adjusting the sails on a Vintage Marblehead that he had refurbished and converted from free sailing to radio control at The Wooden Boat School.

Vice Commodore Rick Laird

Vice Commodore Rick Laird

Rick Laird has been a member of the Marblehead Model Yacht Club for many years, where he is currently the Fleet Captain for the EC12 Class. He has sailed successfully in many AMYA events across the country.

The photo was taken at a Star 45 Regatta with the Minuteman Model Yacht Club in Needham MA.

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