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The Simple Sailboat
This page is being used to collext information about the history of the paperfolding design known as the Simple Sailboat, which is distinguished from the Double Boat with Two Sails by having an integral stand. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.



As far as I know this design first appears as 'Sailboat' in 'Origami: Book One' by Florence Sakade, which was published by the Charles E Tuttle Company in Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo in 1957.


A very similar design appears, also as 'Sailboat' in 'Origami: The Oriental Art of Paper Folding' by Harry C Helfman, which was published by Platt and Munk Co Inc in New York in 1960.