Induction Class: Class of 2011

Bus Mosbacher

Emil Mosbacher

April 1, 1922

“Starts are of great importance… in a match race, perhaps 50%.”

Hobart Alter

October 31, 1933

“I didn’t know anything about sailing so I wasn’t confused by any past ideas. And the fact (catamarans) had speed…if you were a surfer, you wanted a little more thrilling thing.”

Betsy Alison

Elizabeth Gelentis Alison

March 25, 1960

“I’ve never been afraid to ask questions.”

Harold Vanderbilt

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt

July 6, 1884

“Henceforth (with the J-class) we will take tiny steps. Such is the history of things associated with mechanics as they approach the perfection man is capable of bestowing.”

Paul Cayard

May 19, 1959

“I learned more about sailing on one leg of the Whitbread than I’d learned in the last ten years.”

Dennis Conner

September 16, 1942

“Competition is life’s blood, and I’m a vampire.”

Nathanael Herreshoff

Nathanael Herreshoff

March 18, 1848

“There are only two colors to paint a boat – black or white. And only a fool would paint a boat black.”

Ted Hood

Frederick Emmart Hood

May 5, 1927

“When I was young, I thought if I can be a sail maker, make $12,000 a year, sail and work on boats, I’ll be happy.”

Gary Jobson

Gary Alan Jobson

July 17, 1950

What you learn is more important than how you finish.”

Buddy Melges

Harry C. Melges

January 26, 1930

“The best helmsmen are the ones who can keep the most channels open.”

Lowell North

Lowell Orten North

December 2, 1929

“In my wildest dreams, I wouldn’t have imagined where North Sails has gone.”

Joshua Slocum

February 20, 1844

“To young men contemplating a voyage, I say go.”

Olin Stephens

Olin James Stephens II

April 13, 1908

“I had a goal. As far back as I can remember I wanted to design fast boats.”

Ted Turner

Robert Edward Turner

November 19, 1938

“I lose my self-restraint and just get up and dance sometimes.”

Charlie Barr

Capt. Charles Barr

July 11, 1864

“You hired me to win this race and that is what I intend to do.”

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