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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Olin Stephens dies at 100; yacht designer known for America's Cup winners

Stephens produced designs for more than 2,200 boats, including Dorade, which won the 1931 transatlantic race, and America's Cup defenders including Ranger, Columbia, Constellation, Intrepid, Courageous and Freedom.

Speaking of Olin Stephens, here's an "improved" version of an old, old, Shields. Yes, that's a cabin.


Sailors: the boats owner has a pretty interesting blog.

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