Ted Hood http://ripr.org en Yachting Icon Ted Hood Dies http://ripr.org/post/yachting-icon-ted-hood-dies <p>Ted Hood, the internationally-known yachtsman who skippered the 1974 America’s Cup winner and whose hand-weaved custom sails were used on every Cup winning boat from 1958 to 1977, has died. He was 86.</p><p>A native of Beverly, Massachusetts on Boston’s North Shore, Hood started his sail-making company in the back of a tavern in Marblehead, Mass., a sailing mecca. He won an America’s Cup in 1974 as skipper aboard the boat Courageous.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:31:09 +0000 Scott MacKay 17801 at http://ripr.org