Posted: 6 August 2014.
By Bob Mott published in Multihull World Magazine.
A strong contingent from Australia as far as crews, charterers, designers and builders made up around 90% of the fleet.
Leading the numbers stakes were Mark Pescott designs with six Fireflies competing in their design class and a Summerhaven competing in the Open Class Catamarans. Following were the Stealth Catamarans designed by Alan Carwardine with four entered in Racing Multihulls. Also in contention Nina an Andaman Cabriolet built by Composite Catamarans Phuket / Grenville Fordham and Bob Mott. All in all 11 catamarans were built in Phuket, and Aussies had a hand in 15 of the 19 entries if you include Richard Ward’s Corsairs out of Vietnam.
The Corsairs had a good presence with three entered including the newly launched Corsair Sprint Mark 2 of Zam Bevan and Shane Grover from Vietnam.
Corsair also provided crew shirts for all the Corsair crews plus a cash offering toward the event.
You will see by the participant’s spreadsheet the state of origin of competitors from Australia.
Multihull Solutions (www.multihullsolutions.asia) have signed up for two years as naming sponsor for the Ao Chalong Yacht Club’s (www.acyc.asia) Multihull Regatta plus a renew option.
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