The boats are home, the crews are still at the physio, and the organisers are hopefully catching up on sleep after the running of another awesome APC Logistics Australian Multihull Championship at Wangi ASC. This event has been running every two years for as long as I can remember, and it is not hard to see why we all keep coming back. Flat water, fresh to strong breezes, grassy beaches to drag the boats up on, and a truly eclectic village atmosphere for crews and spectators to enjoy a beer on the grass or a seafood bouillabaisse in a local eatery make for a perfect formula.
We recently celebrated 20 years at the Lightwave Family Reunion at Great Keppel Island, Queensland, with 18 Lightwave vessels in attendance and 60 people present. What a moment. What a sight. What an effort from all involved.
The tide has turned in the marine industry, and multihulls are now the preferred choice for most cruising enthusiasts as well as many racers. The increase in demand for catamarans or trimarans has taken many traditional monohull proponents and builders by surprise.