Thanks to the Americas Cups new dedication to multihulls, the technology in this niche industry has developed in leaps and bounds over recent years, seeing advances in sail technology, underwater profiles and more notably the hydrofoil. Lost amidst talks of wing sails, curved foils and the whos hot whos not of designers, lies one simple fact of physics secondary to none: the heavier the boat, the more energy it requires
Maurie is named after Maurice de Rohan. Maurice was my friend, chairman of my firm, and an ambassador for Australia in general, and South Australia in particular. He was, amongst other things, Agent General for South Australia in Europe. He was a wandering Australian. And that also appropriately describes my boat, Maurie, Seawind 1160 number 58.
Maurie was delivered by freighter to Philadelphia, USA in September 2008. The boat was
The 16th Annual Seawind Pittwater Regatta, hosted by Multihull Central on the 28th & 29thof November 2014, was a huge success once again, with a fleet of Seawind catamarans parading down Pittwater just north of Sydney harbour in perfect conditions. Blue skies and beautiful summer seabreezes greeted the fleet moored alongside the RMYC Newport as the weekend unfolded into another memorable event.
The 2014 Seawind Regatta attracted boats from around
The Seawind Cruising Club Series sailed into Brisbane in October for the annual Moreton Bay Regatta, run by Seawind distributors Multihull Central. With 15 Seawind catamarans competing and over 50 people in attendance, the social racing event was a great display of the momentum that the Seawind brand has in South East Queensland.
The weekend kicked off with a Meet the Fleet BBQ and briefing at the Wynnum Manly Yacht
With What a bloody great day to go sailing blaring out over our stereo on board, six good friends set off for the adventure of a lifetime: the Race and Rally from Fremantle to Bali, and then Beyond Bali, and later The Kimberley Odyssey.
Our sail trimmer, Adrian Williams from Gosford Sailing Club contributed his copy of The Wolverines singing this catchy tune (with extremely simple words, which suited our