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Monday Lunch: Dick Carter, Yacht Designer

  • 25 Nov 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • CYC Shilshole

More Image of fork and knife with the words Monday LunchCYC's Monday Lunch is a luncheon gathering of sailors and others interested in sailing. Once or twice a month we have guest speakers who talk about their racing or cruising experiences, or other topics of interest to the group.  All are welcome.  Lunch is $15.

11:30 Social
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Program

If you do not regularly attend Monday Lunch, please RSVP to Suzette Connolly at altairseattle@yahoo.com.

This Week: In 1965, Dick Carter, who’d grown up sailing off Cape Cod, entered the first boat he’d ever designed, the 34 foot Rabbit, in the Fastnet Race and against all odds won the race, kicking off one of the most celebrated design careers ever. His recently published autobiographical Dick Carter – Yacht Designer in the Golden Age of Offshore Racing is an eminently readable account of what it was like at the sharp end of the spear in terms of innovation at the start of yachting’s modern era.  Because he was a sailor who competed aboard those same boats he designed, his book also gives us a glimpse at what grand prix racing was like back when fiberglass was still cutting edge and GPS not even a glimmer in the design world’s eye. Dick’s innovations led to the improvement of the performance and style of the cruiser racer. Bob Perry will be introducing his good friend Dick Carter.

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Seattle WA 98117
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