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

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Articles to Read First

Comments on "kayak style" trimarans
Big Cruising Boats - the Hidden Agenda
Buying a new catamaran
Design Philosophy
Lake Havasu PCC Seminar
Why Sail a Catamaran?
Sign of the Times?
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Building Articles
Building a Quattro 16
Comments by a Mirage Builder
Finishing off a Shell
Flat Panel Construction
The (Gypsy) Boatbuilders Wife
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General Articles (technical)
Dreamships
Multihulls in the year 2000 (written in 1986!)
Capsize Demo Talk at Wooden Boat Festival
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General Cruising Articles (technical)
Lessons learnt on a charter
Lightning Strikes (on Eclipse 2003)

Piracy
The Ideal Pacific NW Cruiser (a Skoota powercat!)
Windsong in a Hurricane
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General Racing Articles (technical)
Multihull Rating Rules
My Seven Important Racing Rules
Performance Multihulls Part 1
Performance Multihulls Part 2
The Development of the Micromultihull
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Improve your Multihull Sailing Skills
Safe mast lowering method
Sailing Techniques
Sailing under Spinnaker
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Inshore Cruising Stories
A Day Sail to Russia (Strider Club)
A Scilly Time to Cruise (Eclipse)
An Autumn Cruise (Strider singlehanded)
Monohull Cruising in Alaska
Poole AB sailing (my very first published article - 1962 age 8)
Sailing in British Columbia (Merlin)
Sailing in the UK
Tucanu cruising in BC 2007 (Merlin)
Strike 18 cruising in a Canadian lake
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Our Offshore Cruising Stories
Crossing the Atlantic on Eclipse Part 1
Crossing the Atlantic on Eclipse Part 2
Crossing the Atlantic on Eclipse Part 3
Cruising on Eclipse - the final days
Eclipse Perfect Storm Part 1
Eclipse Perfect Storm Part 2
Eclipse Perfect Storm Part 3
Eclipse Perfect Storm Part 4
Jetti's Diary of our 2007 Winter Cruise
Romany Cruising 2008-9 Part 1
Romany Cruising 2008-9 Part 2
Romany Cruising 2008-9 Part 3
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Owners Offshore Cruising Stories
1 2 3 Hulls (Flica to the Med)
Midnight Hour (A Mira transatlantic) Part 1
Midnight Hour (A Mira transatlantic) Part 2
Midnight Hour (A Mira transatlantic) Part 3
Mira Round the World
Mirage across the Atlantic
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Power Catamarans
Cruising on our Skoota 28 in 2013
Introduction to the Skoota Power Catamarans
The Ideal PNW cruiser
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Race Reports
3 Peaks Yacht Race in a Strider
Banshee Racing in France 1988
Capetown to Rio 2000 in a Norseman 43
First Race on Board Eclipse 2002
Micromultihulls 1987-98
PASAB 1992 on Sagitta
Racing in British Columbia
Round the Island Race 2002 (on board Eclipse)
Sagitta Racing 1992
Three Bridge Fiasco Race 2013
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Some Articles on Different Design Features
Hull Resistance and Hull Shape Comparisons
Keels or Daggerboards, the pros and cons
Sail Plans and Comments on Different Rigs
Stability Part 1
Stability Part 2
Stability Part 3
Why Sail a Multihull?