Many individuals and groups have made incredible contributions to the sport of yachting over the years, from both boatbuilding and technology standpoints. In fact, there are too many of them to cover in an article, a single issue or even a volume of text. Our team at Yachting is inaugurating this annual Innovation issue to look at where we started, what’s current and what’s coming. This year we celebrate five innovators who have made a real difference in the sport we love. Who are your favorites?