Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rod MacAlpine-Downie

On the most talented designers ever, and nowhere near as well known as he should be. Updated the catalogue and added some boats that I had not known he designed.  In the UK he is known mainly for his catamaran designs. In the US, for dinghies and daysailers that he and his partner Dick Gibbs did for Chrysler, MFG, and others. Saw a comment by Dick Gibbs daughter, who clearly attributed the somewhat obscure WHIP, to him.
http://sailboatdata.com/view_designer.asp?designer_id=149

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