Harry Dunning

Harry Dunning has been a professional yacht designer for 22 years, holding design positions at Farr Yacht Design and Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design. He has also been a part of four America's Cup design teams, most recently as the principal designer for Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia Team. He has played an active role in developing many of the most innovative racing yachts of the last 15 years, including winners of nearly every major inshore and offshore event.

During his years at the Farr office, Harry made significant contributions to the last of the Whitbread Maxis and first of the water ballasted Whitbread 60s for the 1993 Whitbread Race, the Whitbread 60s for the 1997 Whitbread Race, and the Volvo 60s for the 2001 Volvo Race. He was also involved in the development of the Mumm 30, Mumm 36, Farr 40, and Corel 45 offshore one-designs as well as the many successful IOR and IMS yachts. America's Cup projects at Farr included Tag Heuer in 1995 and Young America in 2000.

As the Senior Designer at the Reichel/Pugh office, Harry was heavily involved with the innovative canting ballast racers Wild Oats, Alfa Romeo, and the maxZ86 sisterships Pyewacket and Morning Glory. More conventional designs of interest include the record-breaking Maxi Titan and the TP-52 sisterships Quantum Racing and Patches. He also continued his involvement in the America's Cup with a lead role in the design of the two Stars and Stripes yachts USA66 and USA77 for the 2003 Cup.

Since 2005, Harry has been the principal designer for the Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia Team 2007 America's Cup Challenge. In this capacity he has managed the research, development, design, modification, and construction of four America's Cup Class yachts--ITA66, ITA77, ITA90 and ITA 99--from his current home in Valencia, Spain.

Harry has also competed in many of the world's top events, getting his start in international racing in the late 1980's on the IOR Maxi yacht circuit. From there he went on to compete in events such as the Fastnet, Newport-Bermuda, Sydney-Hobart, Maxi World Championships, Key West, and many championships in the Mumm 30 and 36, Farr 40, and Corel 45 classes.