Meetup at METS 2016 was a resounding success with thirty or more multihull enthusiasts turning up for food, drinks and camaraderie on a cold wet night at Bar Mowgli in Amsterdam.
Those present included boat owners past and present and future and a number of marine industry professionals including Lorraine Murray and Nick Cossich from ATL Composites Australia, Johan Breder (composites engineer with Southern Spars), Torbjorn Linderson, the multihull man with Southern Spars, and Nigel Irens and Benoit Cabaret.
It was a great night to exchange stories and make some new connections. Let’s hope we can make it happen again next year. Thanks to Davide Vizzini for the great photos.
THE DATE IS SET
Wednesday 16th November 7.30 pm
Somewhere in Amsterdam not too far from the RAI Amsterdam
We’ll decide on the venue at leat 48 hours beforehand and post it on our Facebook page.
Everyone is welcome. Chat about sailing, boat building, racing. Anything you like that’s relevant to multihulls.
Contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest and we’ll send you an email to let you know the venue.
Shirley has grabbed some great shots of the fleet racing at Airlie Beach Race Week including Mad Max and Warren Innes’s Barefoot.
There will be more of Shirley’s work coming to our pages. You can check out her work and purchase hi res photos on line here: shirleywodsonphotography.smugmug.com
The Boss Hog Trophy is named for Don Algie, founder of Race Week and longterm sponsor with Hogs Breath Café. The Boss Hog Trophy is presented to the crew that best sums up the spirit of Race Week, displays sportsmanship and stands above the rest over the course of the regatta, on and off the water.
This year, the trophy was presented the trophy to APC Mad Maxi, Tony Considine’s Grainger 10 skippered at this regatta by George Owen. APC Mad Max won an incredible six from six races against stiff opposition. (Quoted from ABRW press release).
Photo by Shirley Wodson
Folding trimarans are great for trailering or hard stand storage. But they have another big advantage too. They take up a lot less space in the pens and that can save you a lot of money in marina fees.
We are working with an established builder who is interested in producing the 36 and we expect to have preliminary pricing available soon.
Express your interest and we'll keep you up to date with progress. email@example.com
Flat Chat had a pretty successful racing career in Australia under various owners including two Brisbane to Gladstone Race wins under the command of Jamie Morris. She's been in New Zealand for several years now. Thanks to Jim Gard for posting a couple of classic pics on our Facebook visitors page. This is Flat Chat going, well …… flat chat!
This version of the TR60 trimaran features three private double cabins, (all with at least a metre of headroom over the berths) a roomy saloon and cockpit, and twin helm stations with good forward vision. It's being designed for a customer who wants to visit exotic cruising grounds and isolated surfing locations around the world. We'll have more details in the trimaran pages soon.
What would Mad Max look like if we redesigned her today? Probably a bit like this 8.5m cat we're designing for Johannes Romkes. The underwater lines bear a close resemblance to the hull shapes we used on Mad Max.
The beams and centre pod are demountable. Johannes knows his way around composites and will be building the boat himself. We are looking forward to seeing this project get started.
The combined Newsletter for Grainger Designs and Rocket Factory Trimarans
Our DuFLEX kit systems streamline the construction process for amateurs and professional yards alike. More details here…