Not sure what Gordon was explaining here but Gordon's had a bit of experience with trimarans. He built and campaigned the Lex Nicol designed Escapade all those years ago, then built and campaigned the Grainger 075 Peregrine.
From Peregrine to launching the Essential Eight trimarans, and notably his own Bare Essentials which made a serious impression on the racing scene in Australian Waters with wing mast, canting rig and C foils.
It was Gordons' design brief that kicked off the Rocket 44 project…"a modern off the beach sailing trimaran with good all round sailing characteristics and the ability to handle a bit of breeze". (it's been edited but the gist of it is there).
Gordon's sailing skills and ideas about design have strongly influenced my own design philosophies over the years.
Claude's passion for sailing and lightweight construction is infectious. He arrived in Australia from Montreal in Canada after crossing the Pacific in his self built 5.4m (18') Bruce Roberts monohull Père Peinard . Claude took to boat building, at first with cruising cats and then with Kayaks and Hawaiian outrigger canoes.
Apart from boat building Claude is passionate about environmental issues and is deeply involved in the technology and evolution of electric powered ferries, sailing boats and motor vessels.