Yacht Designer Passes Away

A prominent figure in designing racing yachts, Doug Peterson was considered a trail blazing person. He passed away at the age of 71.


There are many memorable moments captured of this iconic designer, especially of the boats he designed that helped win the America’s Cup. He was a free thinking designer and was involved in coming up with designs that were a breakthrough in the world of sailing or racing boats. He passed away on 26th June, in the city of San Diego where he resided. The reason was colon cancer, which was informed to the media by his daughter.

He had become involved in the world of racing boats from the seventies. At that time the world of yacht racing was just emerging in North America. There was a design rule that was established which opened up avenues for new boats to be designed which were affordable as well. Peterson had been a resident of San Diego and part of the yacht designing profession from the time he entered into apprenticeship with Wendell Calkins who was considered a renowned designer at that time. Indeed, Wendell was in the designing of ultra light sailing yachts that were fit for the ocean. Continue reading “Yacht Designer Passes Away”

Penitentiary Turn Into Sailing school

Kingston Penitentiary that was a jail one time will now be turned into sailing school.


A local group that included John Curtis the former Olympic sailor has put forward the step and had contributed $300-million for redevelopment of Kingston Pen.

Taking the action of Curtis and others positively, a federal government of the area has been asked to make the redevelopment process faster and turn the once jail into world class sailing training institute. The jail was present on the shore of lake Ontario thus it is considered as the best location for sailing institution. Locals of that area along with some former Olympians decided to take action on the renovation of the jail into sailing school. Kingston Penitentiary was the jail for most notorious criminals of Canada.

A group that is working for turnover of jail includes former Olympian John Curtis, Queen University head fundraising George Hood, former mayor of Kingston Harvey Rosen. The team has been working on an idea since 2013 and raising funds for reconstruction. Continue reading “Penitentiary Turn Into Sailing school”

Coast Guard saves crew off Honolulu

On Saturday, Coast Guard escorted the crew of the threatened sailing vessel Honey Cutter to Honolulu, ending a 3-day, four-hundred-forty-mile rescue operation involving a Navy aircraft as well as some good Samaritans on 2 other vessels.

The Honey Cutter’s 2-man crew asked for help earlier on Wednesday after thirty-six-foot vessel endured a keel fracture and started taking on water. The Coast Guard watchstanders reached a Navy P-3 Orion people based on Oahu and the crew of the fishing boat Capt. Kenneth that was 80 miles from Honey Cutter. Continue reading “Coast Guard saves crew off Honolulu”