Doug Peterson

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Doug Peterson in 1973

Douglas Blair "Doug" Peterson (1945 – June 26, 2017) was an American yacht designer. He began with the One Tonner Ganbare in 1973. Peterson's designs have pioneered many innovations in racing and cruising yachts.[1] He was born in Los Angeles, California.

Peterson later entered the America's Cup circle as a key design member of the winning 1992 America3 and 1995 NZL 32 Black Magic Team New Zealand design teams.[2] In 2000, Peterson designed the winning Louis Vuitton Cup boat for Prada Challenge.

Peterson died on June 26, 2017 in San Diego, California after a long battle with colorectal cancer, aged 71.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Doug Peterson". Nautical Quarterly. Vol. No. 11. New York, N.Y. : Nautical Quarterly. 1977.
  2. Lloyd, Barbara (1995-05-11). "YACHT RACING; Secret of Black Magic's Success is in the Design". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  3. Jay Posner (June 27, 2017). "Doug Peterson, yacht designer who helped U.S. and New Zealand win the America's Cup, dies at 71". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 27, 2017.