We were always fans of Britt Chances IOR designs – some of them a bit strange and some of them (Warrior, Resolute Salmon among others) were quite successful. And of course who an forget the 12 meter Mariner? We didn’t know much about his father, Britton Chance, who recently passed away, but the NY Times has a look at the man’s rather accomplished life.
Britton Chance, a biophysicist who did pioneering research on how living organisms produce and manage energy and helped develop diagnostic tools, like one for the detection of breast cancer, died on Nov. 16 in Philadelphia. Dr. Chance, who was also a world-class yachtsman and won an Olympic gold medal in sailing in 1952, was 97. His death was confirmed by his daughter Jan Chance O’Malley. Read on.