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Yacht Designer Frans Maas & One Crew Drowned, One Sailor Missing

On July 1, Dutch yacht designer Frans Maas and his friend and crew, Freddy Franssens died when the yacht, Capella, capsized after losing her keel during the Genisol Light Vessel Race off Ostend, Belgium. Crew member Hannes Goegebeur is still missing and … Continue reading

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Doug Peterson, Great Yacht Designer, Dies at 71

Doug Peterson, one of the most talented yacht designers of our time, has died at 71 of cancer. He may be best remembered for his America’s Cup designs, as one of the lead designers of the winning 1992 America3 and … Continue reading

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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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