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for Ted Hood.






An amazing number of things we now take for granted on sailboats were his invention.
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oh dear! rip Ted
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Don't know who thst is but my prayer s go out to him snd his family
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You can not look out at any harbor without seeing his legacy.

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Oh alright. Yeah I'm new to this scene so not very educated so much.
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Re: A Moment of Silence..

From a Sport Illustrated article in 1961 about Ted Hood:

"If Roger Maris manufactured the bats he used, sold them to all the very best players and successfully managed the Giants, he would hold a comparable position in baseball."

RIP
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Re: A Moment of Silence..

Ted Hood was a highly innovative sail designer who brought us modern sailcloth, miter cut genoas from Hood Sail loft, at one time the premier sail loft in the world. Hood was an America's Cup skipper. He also was designer and co-designer of many of the most respected Bristols. And by all accounts a true gentleman and decent human being.

Rest in peace Brown thread Ted from Marblehead.
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Certainly, my hat's off.
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I think Ted Hood was THE giant of 20th century yachting. Most people did one thing well: sailing, sail-making, gear design, yacht design. Hood did them all and did them well.
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