Dick Carter, Yacht Designer In the Golden Age of Offshore Racing
DATE: Saturday 22nd June
LOCATION: Cowes Clubhouse
Dick will talk about his career as a yacht designer and the innovations he introduced in offshore racing yacht design as well as signing and selling copies of his book; In the Golden Age of Offshore Racing.
In 1965, Dick Carter entered a boat of his own design, the innovative 34-foot RABBIT, in the prestigious Fastnet Race, and against all odds won against a fleet of 151 racing boats. He won again in 1969 in another even more innovative boat of his own design, RED ROOSTER.
Over the next decade he and his boats competed successfully with the best that American and European designers could produce in the competitive new golden age of Grand Prix yacht racing. In RABBIT, TINA, RED ROOSTER, and many later boats, he and his loyal crew beat the world’s best sailors and yacht designers, and established a new look and ingenious technological concepts for racing yachts.
Supper is available following the talk. We are offering supper from approximately 2000.
We advise that you make a reservation for supper when booking in for the talk, or ahead of the evening, to avoid any disappointment.