Sailing is the common theme that ties all of our designs, services and projects together.

Over the years I’ve raced and cruised many boats of all types and sizes – I don’t see how you can design really good boats without that background – although I recognise the neccesity of having technical engineering and computer modelling in the design process that doesn’t require a sailing background.

My current sailing activities are limited to good length family cruises on bigger vessels to remote parts of the NE Coast of New Zealand and tending to our 3 kids who sail Optimist (James), P Class/Starling/Bic Techno (Samantha) and RS:X/Slalom/freeride/wave (Zac).

Marion and I are planning a big cruise when the kids are a bit bigger.