Gary honors Olin Stephens' birthday from A to Z. From Gary Jobson's blog for April 16, 2008
Olin Stephens celebrated his 100th birthday last weekend. To mark the milestone, I did a little digging to find out what some of the superstar sailors of Stephens' day had to say about this legendary yacht designer.
Clinton Crane, author of Yachting Memories:
"Sherman (Hoyt) and I watched Olin's development (since he was 14 or 15) as a designer and were much impressed with the thoughtfulness and originality of his work."
Sherman Hoyt, America's Cup veteran affiliated with Sparkman & Stephens: