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G. Bruce Knecht

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G. Bruce Knecht is a former senior writer and foreign correspondent for TheWall Street Journal.Author of The Proving Ground: The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race and Hooked: Pirates, Poaching and the Perfect Fish, he has also written for TheAtlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine,and Conde Nast Traveler. An avid sailor, Knecht raced across the Atlantic in 2005 on the yacht that broke the 100-year-old transatlantic race record. He lives in New York City.

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G. Bruce Knecht

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G. Bruce Knecht is a former senior writer and foreign correspondent for TheWall Street Journal.Author of The Proving Ground: The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race and Hooked: Pirates, Poaching and the Perfect Fish, he has also written for TheAtlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine,and Conde Nast Traveler. An avid sailor, Knecht raced across the Atlantic in 2005 on the yacht that broke the 100-year-old transatlantic race record. He lives in New York City.

Photograph by Cary Davis

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Are Very Large Yachts Excessive?

Bruce Knecht, author of GRAND AMBITION, delves into the world of large yachts—from JP Morgan’s to those of present day billionaires like Paul Allen, Larry Ellison and Doug and Linda Van Allmen. Are they excessive?

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