The first in an occasional new series looking at some of the most significant ocean racing designs that have helped to shape the modern sport… and at those who created them. This month former Seahorse editor Julian Everitt looks back at the influence of Ron Holland, who enjoyed a legendary friendly rivalry with another famous young disrupter, Doug Peterson
Ron Holland and Doug Peterson had a remarkably similar trajectory into the esoteric world of yacht design. They sailed and raced together on the oceans of the world before, in their slightly different ways, getting a little financial support and a great deal of friendly encouragement, to set them on their way with the building of their first designs.
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