60th Anniversary of Wharram Tangaroa
60 years ago, on the 27th September 1955, James Wharram set sail from Falmouth aboard a self-built 23’ 6” flat-bottomed double canoe (now called catamaran) called TANGAROA with two German girls as crew. This video shows the celebration in Devoran of this event. Guest of honour was Rory McDougall who sailed a Tiki 21 round the world in the 1990s, the smallest catamaran to do so. Centre stage is the Mana 24, the latest Wharram catamaran design to be built from a CNC cut plywood kit. The same length as TANGAROA, she has made James Wharram's career as a designer of self-build catamarans come full circle.
Integrating Philosophy with boat design
Hanneke Boon made this presentation at a Pecha Kucha event in Amsterdam. This is a new lecture concept originating in Japan where every speaker can show 20 slides to which he/she can talk for 20 seconds each, i.e. a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds presentation. Writing for a Pecha Kucha is more like writing poetry than a lecture. These 6 minutes were an illustrated poem of Hanneke, from a young girl sailing with her father, ending up as a boatbuilder, ocean sailor and designer.
Integrating Philosophy with boat design (Live capture)
This is Hanneke's Pecha Kucha as captured at the event.
The Lapita Voyage was a charitable project which began in the first week of November 2008, when 2 double canoes, based on the ancient Polynesian canoe form of the islands of Anuta and Tikopia, set out on a 4,000Nm voyage along the island chains of the Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea to finally arrive in Anuta and Tikopia, two tiny, remote islands at the Eastern end of the Solomons, where the boats were donated to the islanders for future inter island voyaging. They followed the Lapita Pottery trail that archaeologists believe to be the route of the Polynesian migrations.
Golden Oldies gathering
James Wharram and Hanneke Boon visited the gathering of classic multihulls 'The Golden Oldies' in May 2013 in Sète in the South of France. There they sailed on Pahi 65 'Largyalo', joined Tiki 38 'Pilgrim' out at sea and met American multihull designer Dick Newick.
Hui Wharram Rendezvous
Wharram Rendezvous at the Lorelei restaurant in Islamorada, Florida Keys on May 18-20, 2012. A meeting of Wharram catamarans attended by James Wharram and Hanneke Boon.
Chasing The Sunrise - Crossing the Atlantic on a Homemade Sailboat
Chasing The Sunrise is documentary about building a sailboat from scratch, then crossing the Atlantic Ocean with it. A 4500 Nautical miles journey on a homemade sailboat. The voyage was from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey to L'estaque, Marseille in the south of France. The boat was built by Jacques Pierret with the help of his family and his friends.
The Atlantic crossing of the Pilgrim
After Building his boat for 5 years, Jacques and his Crew take on the Atlantic. Excellent viewing.
Kaimiloa in South America
Crossing from Piriapolis (Uruguay) to San Isidro (Argentina) on Tiki 38 "Kaimiloa".
Sailing Tiki 38 'Marabu'
Sailing with "Marabu", a Tiki 38 catamaran built in Switzerland by Daniel Ganz.
Tiki 38 'Kattu' sails into a Qualicum
Sea Trial #4...we deliberately sailed into a "Qualicum", a local phenomenon with winds of 25 knots gusting to 30 and more, with full sail up to shake things down and see what Kattu is made of. She came through with flying colors, allthough from now on I will put in the first reef in these conditions. The sails, made by Jeckells, sure set nice. Close hauled and tacking through nearly 90 degrees, the GPS read 9-10 knots reaching 11.5 at times... beating to windward!