Usually you will observe this tiny specimen way
offshore, when you least want to utter the word storm. Wilson’s storm petrels Oceanites oceanicus) are most memorable for the way they dance on the water as they feed, their feet stepping on the surface film as though it were as solid as ice.
When you’re a boat designer, you deal with all kinds of people, from hard-charging CEOs to dreamers. But they all must follow the laws of physics. Our Sightlines columnist Michael Peters lays down the law.
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