Copyright 2017 - Woods Designs, Foss Quay, Millbrook, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1EN, UK
  • home built Flica 37

  • plywood Romany 34

  • lightweight 14ft Zeta mainhull

  • Strike 15 trimaran at speed

  • 28ft Skoota in British Columbia

  • 10ft 2 sheet ply Duo dinghy

  • 24ft Strider sailing fast

  • 36ft Mirage open deck catamaran

Here are some Pixie photos going back over 30 years

This shows two men on board and the freeboard remaining. (A Hobie 14 has its hulls nearly underwater when at rest like this - which is one reason it nosedives so easily)

See more photos HERE

We have cartopped our Pixie on a much smaller car than this. Because the individual hulls are so light I have even done it singlehanded.

This is the Italian Pixie mentioned in the Owners page

While this is me sailing our Pixie back in 1982. All home made, including spars and sails. I raced it a lot and surprised people with its speed, especially in flat water and winds under 12 knots. It was built in 120 hours, ready to paint, in a 16ft by 8ft garage. I don't advise building in a smaller space than that!

And this is the same boat about 10 years later. And to show what a good trainer a beach cat is, these two children later went on to become ocean racing sailors. They are also the two who "star" in the Pixie video

These two boys,below, built their own Pixie

And this one on launch day, complete with backrests and a higher than standard boom to make sailing more comfortable

and another of the Pixie in Peru, surprisingly far offshore and, judging by the wake, sailing fast in the light wind