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Per "Pelle" Helmer Petterson (born July 21, 1932) is a Swedish sailor and yacht designer. He is probably best known for designing the Maxi sailing boats, which are still among the most common sailing boats in Swedish waters. He also designed Volvo's successful sports car P1800 while he was a student of Pietro Frua.
Olympic Medals and other Yacht Racing Awards
He won Olympic medals for Starboat racing in 1964 and 1972.. He won the World Championship title in the Star class at the 1969 Worlds in San Diego, USA. He skippered the Swedish America's Cup Challenges in 1977 and 1980.
In 2004, he received a prestigious award (KTH's Stora Pris) from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
- ↑ Swärd, Lasse (November 8, 2009). "Volvo ger upprättelse åt P1800:s skapare (Volvo provide redress to the P1800's creator)". Dagens Nyheter. http://www.alltommotor.se/artiklar/nyheter/volvo-ger-upprattelse-at-p1800s-skapare-1.17745. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
- ↑ "Pelle Petterson - Sweden's sailing hero", 32nd America's Cup Interviews, January 9, 2005, http://www.americascup.org/en/acmag/votre_interview/index.php?idIndex=0&idContent=3339, retrieved 2009-11-08
- ↑ "KTHs Stora pris - Samtliga vinnare (KTH's Grand Prize - All the winners)", KTH, 2009-09-29, http://www.kth.se/om/fame/kths-stora-pris/1.3972, retrieved 2009-11-08