RC44 championship resumes in Italy:
Competition on the 2017 RC44 championship resumes this week with the second event of the season in the Italian sailing mecca of Porto Cervo. Thanks to its reputation for strong winds and flat water alongside the hospitality of the event’s hosts, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda at their magnificent clubhouse, Porto Cervo annually attracts to the Mediterranean’s most prestigious regattas. Full report.
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Eight Bells: Doug Peterson:
Doug Blair Peterson, longtime San Diego resident, San Diego Yacht Club member, and trendsetting yacht designer, died June 26 after a long bout with cancer at the age of 71 years (1945-2017).
Peterson, who will be inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame later this year, is survived by four children — Mark, Jamie, Laura and Julia. Former associate Paul Bishop shares this tribute.
I’ve met some very intelligent, even brilliant people over the years, but I can only claim to have met one true genius. His name was Doug Peterson. If you never experienced Doug, you couldn’t understand.
I believe I was the last full time Associate Designer at Peterson Desig…
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