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1942 -

George David is a well-known sailor and the owner of the racing yachts Rambler. Born in 1942 in New York City, David has been passionate about sailing since he was a child. He started sailing at the age of eight and became an accomplished sailor at an early age. In his early twenties, David moved to Europe to pursue his passion for sailing and spent many years competing in offshore races.

In 1992, David purchased the first Rambler and began racing it in various regattas. Over the years, he made significant modifications to the boat, adding advanced technologies to make it one of the fastest racing yachts in the world. In 2007, Rambler won the prestigious Transatlantic Race, setting a new record for the fastest time ever recorded for a monohull yacht. In various Ramblers, David has set race and world records in ocean races and won numerous and prestigious trophies in round-the-buoy races over the years. Several of his records stand today.

David is not only an accomplished sailor but also a successful businessman. He is the former CEO of United Technologies Corporation, a multinational conglomerate that specializes in aerospace and defense. Under his leadership, the company grew significantly and became a leader in its industry.

Despite his success in the business world, David’s true passion lies in sailing. He is a well-respected figure in the sailing community and has dedicated a significant amount of time and resources to promote the sport. He is also a philanthropist and has donated generously to various charities and organizations, including the U.S. Sailing Team and the New York Yacht Club Foundation.

In conclusion, George David is a remarkable individual who has achieved success in multiple fields. His passion for sailing has driven him to become one of the most accomplished sailors in the world, and his dedication to the sport has made him a well- respected figure in the sailing community. Through his philanthropy, David has also given back to the sport that has brought him so much joy and success.

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