PP/23/3 WELLS COATES: BOATING INTERESTS AND DESIGNS, 1946-1949

Contains 38 items of general correspondence and some photographs relating to Coates’ design of the Wingsail catamaran. A company, Wingsails Ltd, was set up to build boats to his design. Jack Pritchard’s involvement in the construction and use of the boats is described. There are also references to: the potential commercial market for model yachts; participation in exhibitions; and sailing on the Norfolk Broads.