Copyright 2016 - 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

I have been sailing for over 55 years and been designing catamarans for over 35. Furthermore, I am one of the very few designers who has sailed extensively on other people's designs. For example, only one of my five Atlantic crossings was on a catamaran I had designed.

The following is a list of some of the multihull designers whose boats I have sailed, often quite extensively:

Wharram, Kelsall, Newick, Farrier, Fountaine Pajot, Quorning (Dragonfly), Smyth (Firebird), Patterson, Prout, Brown, Outremer, Catana, Crowther, Shuttleworth, Simonis (Norseman), Dean, Hughes. Quite a list!

As a successful designer and as one of the most experienced multihull sailors in the world, I feel the time is right to offer an email and phone consultation service.

Many people would like help in choosing the right boat for their needs, while others who already have a catamaran want advice on suitable equipment or how to make their boat perform better. In either case it may well be that the boat in question is not a Woods Design. Don't let that stop you; this consultation service is open to all!

Obviously by its very nature every consultation is different. However, as a guide I charge £40 an hour (US $60approx).

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to get the best multihull sailing experience!