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Mana 24: A New Trailer Sailor in the Pipeline

Mana 24 drawing

The most economical way to enjoy sailing is to build your own small lightweight boat, to keep it at home and trail it to the waters you want to sail in. This gives opportunity to explore many more sailing areas than if based on a permanent mooring and at much lower cost. Whilst exploring this idea I am looking sideways into the world of camping and the living equipment you need for a camping holiday bought at a reasonable price, as against highly priced yachting equipment.

2013 News

Meeting of the Golden Oldies

Collage of multihulls

In 2005 in France people set up the Golden Oldies Multihulls Association. Its aims are to support individual actions to protect the heritage of historic offshore multihulls. Most of its members own Classic racing multihulls designed before 1988, there are also Silver members with special multihulls of a slightly later date. On May 15th -20th they will be holding a sailing meeting in Sète in the South of France to which James and Hanneke have been invited. They were tempted to sail ‘Spirit of Gaia’ to the meeting, but logistics are too problematic.

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News from Wharram Headquarters

James Wharram and son Jamie, about to board the plane home

It has been a long time with little news from the Wharram office. There is a reason for this, James has not been well. Ever since returning from the Lapita Voyage in March, James was suffering from discomfort in his gut. In fact this was one reason for him returning before the finish of the voyage. We assumed it was some microscopic tropical parasite or tenacious bacteria and several tests were done. Finally an internal examination was ordered and the result was very disturbing as bowel cancer was diagnosed.

2008 News

Professional Wharram Builder in the U.S - Boatsmith Inc

Wharram Catamaran with people aboard

David Halladay, owner of Boatsmith, Inc. in southeastern Florida, has recently entered into an agreement with James Wharram Designs to be the authorized builder of Wharram catamarans in the United States. This agreement was signed after James and Hanneke met David and his wife Debra at the 2008 Wooden Boat Show in Mystic Connecticut and were able to personally inspect “Abaco,” Boatsmith’s outstanding example of a Tiki 30.

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