May I venture to suggest that he was one of the very best designers of the last century - indeed, if Olin Stephens had not been around, he might have been the best!
Incredibly good looking, fast, seaworthy boats. I am a particular admirer of his keel centerboarders. Now, does anyone know what they are like to build - are they fiendishly difficult - "only Nevins and A&R need apply!" or are they "builder-friendly"?