Copyright 2022 - Woods Designs, 16 King St, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 2AT UK
  • production Strider 24

  • 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

A Yachting Monthly boat test on the Strider Club is HERE


Excerpt: "Simplicity is all, and the longer you spend on the boat the more you see the beauty of it no electricity or complicated rigging; there aren't even any winches....


...Sitting behind the deep mast crossbeam with back against the angled cabin side, crew are dry and comfortable with all sail controls easily at hand....

We had ideal conditions to sail the Strider Club, bright sunshine and Force 4, in which she revelled. She was so docile, light and fast, it almost seemed like sailing a dinghy. She slid upwind with no effort at all under full sail, making a steady 61/2 knots whilst tacking through 90 degrees. Off the wind the speed increased to around 8 knots, and broad reaching on a little swell let her surf to 101/2 knots peak speed, all the more exciting as you're so close to the water rushing past."

A Practical Boat Owner boat test on the Strider Club is HERE

Excerpt: "But how did she sail? The short answer is that she's a very enjoyable craft to helm....  although she's exciting to sail, I didn't find her frightening nor was she particularly difficult to handle.... As for windward performance, she is certainly close winded and tacks round without fuss....  On all points she is great fun to sail. She's light on the helm and responds quickly to her rudders."

From a Dutch Strider Club owner (Note: this boat is over 25 years old)

"Hahaha, today the perfect conditions to test sail. Flat water and 5 bft on lake IJsselmeer. Have done a lot of work on the boat lately,  But still the standard short Strider Club mast

Up wind we went from Lelystad to Hoorn and steady sailed 10-12 knots close to the wind.

When we arrived at the other side we gybed to turn around an unleashed the code zero. And what a power that one delivers! We went faster and faster. With each puff of wind we just accelerated.  Have the first bit on video, my 79 year old father was the co-pilot and trying to film with the iphone.

It was a crazy but surprisingly easy ride. Feels a bit like a flying carpet. Not too much spray. Almost comfortable. From Hoorn back to Lelystad in about one hour. It's about 15 miles. And we started slow so we must have hit about 20 knots in the end of the trip.
This will keep a smile on my face for at least a week!

lesson learned: Strider Club has serious speed potential if you spoil her a bit..."

TS who now owns a Strider Club wrote "She sails beautifully.  We’ve had both 26ft and 36ft Tiki’s (which we’ve been down to Spain on and across to the Azores and back) and don’t tell James but we know for sure your design is just simply better"