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Voices Heard (and visions of trimarans dancing…)

Phill Stegall, designer Walter Green and Sebago’s Vice President at the time, Dan Wellehan.

Phill Stegall, designer Walter Green and Sebago’s Vice President at the time, Dan Wellehan. (Sailing World Archives /)

Ed.’s note: A few years ago, I used to run into this guy at the coffee shop up the road from Sailing World HQ. I knew he was in the industry. That did something with composites. He once hinted he building a trimaran in his garage. Slow going. As men of few words, we’d nod and head our separate ways. When I finally learned his name, I got that sense I’d heard his name before. Something he did, before my time. Another thing before my time was Sebago. I know it’s famous, but I’d never knew of Phil Stegall’s adventures. Then one day, recently, I open the February 1989 issue and Phil’s story grabbed my attention. I don’t why. Maybe the title, and the little square photo of his cool looking trimaran. So, distracted from what I was doing, I took a seat and read his yarn. It’s a good one. And it’s nice to be able to finally put a face to a name to a story. Enjoy. —D.R.

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