Thanks to a friend Jasmine, I recently got to scan these photographs from Brazil circa 1950 (give or take 10 years). Her Grandfather was a pilot for Panam, a sailor, and photographer. In one of his trips to Brazil he took these pictures. I am curious to learn more about the sailboats shown here. They pair gorgeous exotic sails (at least to my eyes), with a simple rectangular keel-less hull that look almost like lashed rafts of logs that have been cut off to angle the bow. I am completely taken by this set of photos. Please post more information and links if you know anything, and I will add updates if I can learn more about this history of this vessel type. I did learn so far the Praia de Iracema, as written on the image, is in Fortaleza, Brazil.