Monday, July 03, 2017

Doug Peterson and His Boats

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Doug Peterson

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Ganbare, 1973 boat winning Class B in Italy in 2017, 44 years old

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1979 Serendipity 43, winning in Mexico 2017

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1995 Black Magic, NZL 32

The "Black Magic" NZL 32, so magical, so fast that Team New Zealand kept it hidden through the Louis Vuitton series, using instead NZL 38, and only pulled it out for the cup, where it ran 5-0 against Dennis Conner's Young America Team

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Black Magic

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Black Magic

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Be Happy

In 2000 the Swiss brought this boat, with a radical double keel, to New Zealand, where it did poorly. Doug told me that he really liked this boat,(designed by Philippe Briand and Peter van Oossanen) so I decided it would be a good cruising boat. If Doug Peterson liked it, so did I. Alinghi bought it instead and used it as a training boat.

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Azzura

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Atlantic

The schooner Atlantic, a William Gardner design, was launched in 1903 and won the 1905 Kaiser's Cup transatlantic race in record time of 12 days, 4 hours, 1 minute and 19 seconds. This record for monohull sailboats stood for 100 years. The vessel was scrapped after deteriorating and sinking an 1982. Ed Kastelein commissioned a full size replica, and hired Doug Peterson as consulting engineer. The replica was finished in 2008.

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New Atlantic-Doug Peterson:consulting engineer

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Jongert 104ft, 2015 Peterson design

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Doug Peterson, Going Sailing

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