From High School Dropout to Master Yacht Designer

‘Say yes to every opportunity that comes your way,’ says Ron Holland

Ron Holland Design sailing yacht Kialoa IV ariel shot of boat during sailing race

“…..his story reads like a cascade of adventures, as he sails the world over—Cuba, the Isle of Wight, Tahiti— along the way winning the Quarter Ton Cup in 1973 with Eygthene in St. Petersburg, Florida. He’d noticed he was perhaps “one of three people who designed, owned, and skippered their own design.”

His victory at the Quarter Ton Cup got him a phone call from Ireland—and an invitation to come design for a businessman and yachtsman there, presumably for a few days. He ended up staying for 40 years, opening a design studio in Kinsale……..”

Read the full story at EPOCH TIMES – BY CHANNALY PHILIPP