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On Watch – Robie Pierce

By Bill Sandberg

On Watch – Robie Pierce

by BILL SANDBERG If ever there were a person who knew how to bounce back from adversity, it would be Newport, RI’s Robie Pierce. At the 1982 Miami Boat Show, while working for the newly formed J Boats, Robie was moving a J/24 around the parking lot when the mast struck an overhead electrical wire. Robie was electrocuted, but survived. How did he deal with this? He named his J/24 Full Charge, complete with lightning bolts for graphics. Robie grew…

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