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Eight Bells for Olin Stephens

as he has passed away this weekend.

See NYYC web site for article and slide show.

Sailing has indeed lost a legend.

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Thanks for the notice Rick. RIP Olin Stevens!
Another nice tribute here:
http://www.sail-world.com/USA/Design...has-died/48827

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Oh man, we were just talking about him the other day, sailed well into his ninties

A sad day

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Damn...there was a nice article on him on one of the magazines I just got in the mail. He was one of my sailing heroes.

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He was a true American Patriot. He helped in WW2 with his successful Military designs, Also designed all those winning America Cup designs, and was always willing to share his knowledge of yachts when ever he was called upon. A giant of a man and a true Gentleman. He will be truely missed and there will NEVER be another one like Him. I thank God for sharing him with us for a time. He will live on in his designs and everytime I see a Tartan 34 or a Nautor Swan of his distinctive design, and of couse his beautiful early designs. all yachts should fly there flags at half mast.
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Tribute to Olin Stephens: a sailing legend has just passed away ...
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Not only a sailing legend, but a great man also!Press Releases
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Very sad indeed. He also was the essence of a gentleman. I had the honor of writing an article about him for Good Old Boat about 5 years ago. he came to Annapolis for a yacht design conference and he agreed to meet me for dinner his first night in town. I was to meet him at his hotel and then we would go out for dinner. Except he stood me up! HE called my house early the next morning apologizing profusely. He had been surrounded by a host of old friends upon his arrival who more or less kidnapped him for dinner. He didn't have my phone number with him and couldn't contact me when he realized the situation. we agreed to meet for breakfast the next morning, and he spent considerable time with me , a nobody, for an article in a magazine he had never heard of. A very special and humble man.

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He will be both missed and remembered for a very long time.

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