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MAJOR BOAT DESIGN WORK

Designed and built Moth Class boats with many improvements resulting better racing performances.

Designed and built NIKE in 1968. A 24 foot yawl with 225 sq. feet of sail. In her time the second smallest boat to sail solo around the world. Distance covered : 41,000 nautical miles with an average daily run of over 100 miles.

Supervised design and construction of NIKE II. A 44 foot sloop with 800sq.feet of sail. Participated in the 11,000 mile Parmelia Race making fourth best corrected time. Race OSTAR 1980, fourth place in second Gypsy Moth Class, averaging 6.9 knots.

Redesigned and rebuilt NIKE II (renamed NIKE III) for participation in BOC Challenge, singlehanded around the world race 1982-83, covering 28,975 nautical miles at average daily run of 142.47 miles. During the race she established five world records on speed. She won two legs of total four in her class and finished in third place. She also won double-header race Bermuda-Newport 1985 and finished second in Solo Newport-Bermuda Race 1985.

Redesigned and rebuilt NIKE III (renamed Declaration of Independence) for BOC Challenge 1986/87, solo around the world sailing race. She improved all previous world records and she cut 41 days of her previous circumnavigation time. She solo circumnavigate the globe in 172 days with average speed over 7 knots. She is a first small boat under 50 feet to brake the barrier over 200 miles a day for period over the one week and later for period over 14 days, for more than 2,000 and 4,000 nautical miles.

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