The 20th century's most influential designer dies at 100
Olin J. Stephens, who celebrated his 100th birthday on April 13, 2008,
died on 13 September. Stephens was unarguably the most influential yacht designer of the 20th Century and his boats were both fast and undeniably good looking. His first success was with Dorade, followed by what many consider to be his prettiest boat, Stormy Weather. He also was responsible for eight of the nine America’s Cup winners between 1937 and 1980.
For a full obituary see the November issue of Yachting World.