Dick and Sandy Weld

Dick presents the book to long-time friend Sandy Weld. Sandy was a key figure in Dick’s sailing career and features countless times in the book. He is also the author of ‘The Leading Edge’ which details his experiences in ocean racing with Dick.


Sandy on RABBIT’s bow coming up to Fastnet Rock mid-race (1965).


The Lecture Circuit Begins!

Following his success at the Royal Western Yacht Club, Dick will be giving presentations to promote his book at both the Royal Ocean Racing Club in London (October 1st) and at the New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI (October 20th).


50 Years of TINA – Yachting Classique

To celebrate 50 years of TINA, Dick’s second design after RABBIT, Yachting Classique Magazine featured a full length article on Dick and his design which won the One Ton Cup in Denmark in 1966.

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Presentation at Royal Western Yacht Club

While our website was in the final stages last week, Dick was giving a presentation about some of his most famous designs at the Royal Western Yacht Club in Plymouth. At the event, he was also awarded a plaque by the President of Yacht Club Classique, Pierre Loïc Chantereau, shown in the photo above.

A Review from Bob Perry

Once employed by Dick and now a successful yacht designer himself, Bob Perry writes of In the Golden Age:

“Beautifully illustrated with photos and technical drawings this has to be one of the very best books on yachts and yacht design I have ever read. It’s a fun book to read as it takes you, step by step through the world of designing racing yachts at the highest level.”