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Multihull Sailor Fall 2017

Multihull Sailor includes articles on everything from downwind sails, rigging and gear to the latest on performance beach cats, cruisers, the world's best multihull charter destinations and more!

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Active Interest Media
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multihull country

A recent visit to France drove home just how much of an influence that country has had on the multihull scene (and the monohull scene too, for that matter). While the British were the pioneer multihull builders and racers on that side of the Atlantic, it did not take long before the French caught the bug. Once the new breed of sailing superstars like Eric Tabarly and Alain Colas started racing catamarans and trimarans, the future was set for the cruising multihull. However, it took a lucky tax break in the mid-’80s to really set the French boatbuilding industry on its path to European domination. The Loi Pons provided hefty tax breaks for citizens or companies putting boats into charter management in the French Caribbean and French Polynesia, which accounts for…

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atlantic records tumble

There are few accolades in sailing more sought after than the title “record holder,” and there are few records more sought after than that for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, west to east. The record is for the fastest time from Sandy Hook, New Jersey, at the entrance to New York Harbor, across the Atlantic Ocean to an imaginary line stretching south from Lizard Point on the southwest corner of England. Generations of sailors have gone after this Transatlantic record and many have failed spectacularly. The North Atlantic can be an unpredictable and volatile place, where cold fronts sweep across a windswept ocean dotted with bits of ice that have floated down from the Arctic. With that in mind, the recent shattering of the record, not once but twice…

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rallying cry

World Cruising Club, organizer of the successful Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) and numerous other rallies, has added another event to its growing portfolio The inaugural ARC Pacific gets under way in March 2018, when the fleet sets sail from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Stage One of the rally. The organizers say this will be a shakedown voyage for the main event, the 2,900 mile crossing from Cabo to Hiva Oa in French Polynesia. The stage to Nuku Hiva starts on March 15, and the prizegiving will be held in Nuku Hiva four weeks later on April 11. There, the fleet will mingle with boats from the World Arc, and some of the ARC Pacific boats may well choose to join the rally as it makes its…

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not your average multihull: the canoe makes a comeback

A three-year voyage came to an end in June when the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hókúle‘a sailed into Oah’u’s Magic Island. The 62ft catamaran, based on the craft that took Polynesian voyagers all over the Pacific centuries ago, made the epic voyage as part of an effort to heighten awareness of, and involvement in, environmental issues. The Málama Honua Worldwide Voyage was the brainchild of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, which maintains the traditional art and science of Polynesian voyaging under sail. Hókúle‘a was launched in 1975. Combining old elements with the new, Hókúle‘a is built with some modern materials such as hulls made from fiberglass and held together with synthetic lashings. She made her voyage without the use of modern navigational aids, instead applying the traditional arts that the original Polynesian navigators, or…

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on the horizon

BANULS 60 Financier Raphael Blot wanted a high-performance catamaran for family cruising, but couldn’t find an existing design that suited him, so he commissioned naval architects Renaud Banuls and Charles Simonin to draw a boat to his specifications. Banuls, who has worked with multihull maestros VPLP on a number of projects, came up with a sharp-looking boat that weighs in at just 9.3 tons dry. Built by McConaghy Yachts in China, the Banuls 60 is a no-expense-spared carbon fiber rocket that also has all the essentials for comfortable family cruising. The four-cabin accommodations are trimmed out in carbon fiber composite panels with nary a hint of wood to be seen—even the toilet bowls are carbon fiber. Engines are located amidships to reduce pitching and where the curved daggerboards provide optimum lift…

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hh55

I had no trouble finding the new HH55 catamaran: she stands out in a marina of white plastic yachts like Hulk Hogan at a garden party. She is purposeful. No, purposeful is too wussy a word: she exudes menace. This is a cruising yacht, after all, that can knock off 250-mile days without even breathing hard. DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION From the design duo of Morelli & Melvin, who have created the cream of cats from America’s Cup winners to ocean-crossing record setters like Steve Fossett’s PlayStation, this is a yacht designed to get you somewhere, anywhere, fast and comfortably. Whether you call them axe bows, reverse bows or wavepiercers, they give the HH55 a look of speed even at rest. This cat is far closer on the evolutionary chain to America’s Cup foiling…

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