28 JUNE 2013
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Frederick Emmart “Ted” Hood, who was inducted into the very first class of the National Sailing Hall of Fame just two years ago. Ted was 86.
For nearly 20 years, Ted Hood was the dominant force in sailing. He was a distinguished American yachtsman and Naval architect. He started Hood Sailmakers in Marblehead, MA. Won the America’s Cup in 1974 skippering Courageous, which he built in his Marblehead shipyard, after which he built a faster yacht and sold Courageous to Ted Turner, who beat him in it on his way to winning the 1977 America’s Cup.
More on Ted is available at his Hall of Fame page, click here.