BOAT BUILDING AND SAILING EXPERIENCE

                                                                 SKIP BANKS 

                                         BOAT BUILDING AND SAILING EXPERIENCE

1958
Designed, built and sailed a 12 ft stern steerer ice boat and adapted ice boat rig to a 10 ft rowboat.

1959
Sailed ice boat and 9 ft planning dinghy.

1960
Sailed ice boat and 14 ft sailfish type boat.

1961
Designed built and sailed a 24 ft bow steerer ice boat. Started sailing the Aqua Cat-12 Catamaran.

1962
Sailed ice boat and Aqua Cat-12. Raced in Aqua Cat-12 Nationals and placed third. Also designed and built and sailed a 12 ft land sailor.

1963
Sailed ice boat and Aqua Cat-12. Raced in Aqua cat-12 Nationals and placed second.

1964
Designed, built and sailed a 14 ft bow steerer ice boat. Raced Aqua Cat-12 Catamaran in area Regattas; one 3rd place, three 2nd places and ten 1st places. Placed 1st at the Aqua Cat-12 Nationals.

1965
Sailed ice boat during winter months-(Had serious motorcycle accident which curtailed summer sailing).

1966
Sailed ice boat. Sailed B-Lion 20 ft Catamaran and raced in the Nationals, placed second. Also took first place at NAMSA Championship Regatta in B-Class. Raced the Aqua Cat-12 Catamaran in the Nationals and took first place.

1967
Sailed ice boat. Designed built and sailed a 36 ft daysailing Catamaran. Sailed a B-Lion Catamaran in the A and B Olympic Class Trials at Sheppy, England. (The Tornado was chosen as the B-Class Olympic boat).

1968
Sailed ice boat. Sailed and tuned 36 ft catamaran.

1969
Sailed ice boat and 36 ft Catamaran. Built and sailed a custom Aqua Cat-18 Catamaran.

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