Yachting legend is 99 today

Legendary yacht designer Olin Stephens celebrates his 99th birthday today. His firm, Sparkman and Stephens, achieved a world-wide reputation for their quality design work with both racing and cruising boats.

They also designed the 12-metres Columbia, Constellation, Freedom, Intrepid and Courageous. For his many contributions to the sport of sailing, in 1964 Stephens was awarded US Sailing’s most prestigious award, the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy.
He also received US Sailing’s National Sportsmanship Trophy in 2004.

Happy birthday Olin!