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Moving…Backwards?


Moving…Backwards?


A new interpretation of Ericsson’s tag line, ‘moving forward’, this one is a classic. It is the old "Blue Yankee" – the JV 43 that Steve Benjamin and  Dave Ullman sailed a long time ago. The current owner, Ted Johnson (one of the truly good guys in the sport, we hear) bought it out of a boneyard a few years ago, fixed it up, and sails it all over the Great Lakes. He calls it "Damn Yankee", and has re-christened the boat as Ericsson 5 for now, and will be sailing the next 3 weeks in Boston Harbor as a customer vessel for Ericsson. Nice PR.