CEO Capsizes Daring Record in Fastnet as Carbon Fiber Beats Wind

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The 100-foot carbon-fiber yacht was doing what it was designed to do, surging down the waves, at moments actually sailing faster than the wind. The boat, Rambler 100, and skipper George David, the former chief executive officer of United Technologies Corp., were leading the fleet in the U.K.’s famous Fastnet ocean race.

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