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eight bells: Bruce Kirby has passed away



Sailing legend Bruce Kirby passed away July 18, 2021. He was 92 years of age.
Although globally recognized as the designer of the 13’-10” Laser Olympic sailing dinghy, of which over 215,000 have now been built, his design career includes a multitude of successful classes such as the Sonar, Kirby 25 and Ideal 18, America’s Cup Twelve Meters; production racer/cruisers like the San Juan 24 and 30; offshore racing boats such as the Admiral’s Cup 40’ Runaway; a number of innovative cruising designs; and a variety of plywood Sharpie designs for home construction.


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Not going to "like" this one, but thank you tag for posting this. First place I heard it.