The accidental designer

Julian Everitt on the unusual but influential design career of Dick Carter (who has not died)

The birth of Dick Carter Yacht Designer has a fairy tale quality about it. Winning the world’s most renowned ocean race, the Fastnet, with your first design, Rabbit. Then being commissioned, even before that win, to create a One Tonner, Tina, and winning the One Ton Cup. With your second commission, Optimist, winning the One Ton Cup again. Twice.

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