Ian Farrier stands proudly with his most successful production boat, the F27.
By now the electronic and print media have published a number of eulogies of the life of Ian Farrier and his accomplishments, I would like to share here a version of the notes from my address at his funeral in Christchurch, New Zealand.
A revolution in design from the industry leaders. Lagoon Catamarans have begun to reveal to the public some initial teasers of this long awaited development. TMG Managing Director John Cowpe commented “the project has been under wraps for a long time with thousands of development hours invested, as always Lagoon has had the best designers and interior experts on board throughout. This new 42 is seen to be leading the way in comfortable, ergonomically smart and easy sailing and we are excited to be showcasing a 42 at the 2016 Sydney International Boat Show.”
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.