Category Archives: Multihulls

First Jules Verne Record of 79 Days

Around the World of Cam Lewis The record for sailing around the world non-stop has now been reduced to a stunning 45 days in 2012, and it’s getting hard to remember that just 20 years ago, a multihull voyage to … Continue reading

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2015: Florence Arthaud Dies in Helicopter Collision

She Held Both Solo Trans-Atlantic Records Copyright P.Marsh French yachting star Florence Arthaud, who broke into solo ocean racing in the 1980’s and became a sailing legend by winning the 1990 Route dy Rhum, died recently in a collision between … Continue reading

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2015: Will Maine Lobster Men Try a Trimaran?

Updating the Maine Lobsterboat                      Copyright Peter Marsh The traditional Maine lobsterboat has inspired many designers to create motor yachts that incorporate this working boat’s classic combination of a semi-planing hull … Continue reading

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2014 – Argentina’s 99 m Catamaran Ferry Burns Natural Gas

INCAT Design Sets New Standard   Copyright Peter Marsh Big catamaran ferries have always struggled to make headway in the Northwest, and the memory of the fast ferry fiasco in British Columbia is still fresh. But at the southern end of … Continue reading

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1989 – Tales from the Inland Passage

Adventures on the Wild NW Coast – copyright Peter Marsh Cold Water and Hot Springs By the time most sailors have weathered Cape Scott, at the tip of Vancouver Island, they are ready to set a course for the undeniable … Continue reading

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1990 – Exploring the Columbia/Snake Rivers

The Forgotten Rivers East of the Columbia Gorge – copyright Peter Marsh Nearly 500 miles from the ocean and 730 feet above sea level, the Snake River emerges from the deepest canyon in North America and, within miles, its white … Continue reading

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1986 – A Superior Cruise in a 21′ Trimaran

Crossing Lake Superior and Beyond in a 1/2-ton Boat – copyright Peter Marsh Early one July morning in 1986, after three days of dawn-to-dusk motoring, I brought my weary car, an aging 1600 cc Datsun, to a stop above the … Continue reading

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1969-70 – The Golden Globe Race- the Winners and Losers

Nigel Tetley, Beaten by a Phantom – copyright Peter J.Marsh (Continuation of the  Donald Crowhurst story with review of  the film “Deep Water.”) Nigel Tetley arrived back in England with nothing more than a small bag containing his valuables and … Continue reading

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2007 – Film “Deep Water” Reveals Tragedy of Donald Crowhurst

Documentary of  Crowhurst’s “Voyage to Oblivion” – copyright Peter J. Marsh Boating has certainly changed since the 1960s; this was brought home to me when I watched “Deep Water,” an award-winning documentary that arrived in the northwest at the end … Continue reading

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2004 – Ellen Macarthur, Young English Star of Solo Racing

How English Sailor  Gained International Fame – copyright Peter Marsh The scene in the small French harbor of Les Sables d’Olonne the evening of February 11 was unlike anything ever seen in the world of sailing. An estimated 200,000 people … Continue reading

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