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Nigel Irens Designs Some of the Fastest Racing Multihulls

by Paul Gelder, Posted June 5, 2014

Tucked away down a narrow alley in the picturesque town of Ashburton, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in England, is a tiny building called the Tenter loft, a relic from the ancient wool industry when cloth was stretched on tenterhooks. It’s now the quirky office of British multihull designer Nigel Irens, the man behind some of the fastest sailing boats on the planet.


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Yvan Bourgnon Solo Sailing a Catamaran Around the World

by Liesbet Collaert, Posted September 18, 2014

“Why don’t we find out?” I volunteered. Having a little chat with strangers while sailing can be entertaining, so I picked up the VHF and in my best French asked who was trying to call us.


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In the archipelago, between St. Vincent and Grenada—there are approximately 600 islands and islets in total. Both St. Vincent and Grenada are home to charter operations so you can approach the vacation from either end...


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Best Anchoring Practices for your Catamaran

by Rick Williams, Posted July 30, 2014

The anchoring technique we developed doesn’t differ much from that used on a monohull. We choose a spot with good protection and adequate swinging room, and then deploy the anchor as Dragonfly is moving slowly in reverse. Usually Cindy is on the bow, and I am at the helm. I call out the depths so she will know how much rode to run out.


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There’s no holding back these multihull designers and builders. New designs are proliferating. Here are just a few of the latest.


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