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Sailing Great, Edward Allcard, Dies at 102

Edward Allcard, an English naval architect, marine surveyor, yachtsman and author, died at the end of last month at the age of 102. We will probably be best remembered as the first person to sail solo across the Atlantic in … Continue reading

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“It takes guts to dream” – Three-Time Olympian Sailor – Nikola Girke

Fascinating commentary on the joys and sacrifices of following her dreams by three-time Olympian sailor Nikola Girke, as she prepares for Rio 2016. “It takes guts to dream” – Canadian Olympian – Nikola Girke

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Ted Hood – Sailor, Yacht Designer, Sailmaker Dies at 86

In 1955, Ted Hood founded Hood Sailmakers at the back of Maddie’s Bar in Marblehead.   Hood Sailmakers would grow to be a premier sail maker in the 1960s and 1970s.   Hood was also a boatbuilder, designer and sailor. In … Continue reading

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Reg White – Olympian, Sailor, and Boatbuilder

Reg White, boatbuilder, sailor, and Olympic Gold Medal winner died of a heart attack on May 27, 2010, at age 74. He had just finished an sailboat race in Brightlingsea, UK. Reg White Sailor and builder of revolutionary multihull boats … Continue reading

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