Furthering the Herreshoff heritage as a designer and a sailor,
Halsey (b. 1933) earned his stripes as an America's Cup bowman,
tactician and navigator, with four successful defenses and one that
wasn't, Liberty in 1983.
His Freedom 40 design led to a
line of Herreshoff cat ketches from 27 to 45 feet and changed the way
the world felt about un-stayed rigs. Perhaps his greatest contribution
to sailing has been his development of the Herreshoff Marine Museum and
America's Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, R.I.