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Alan Adler’s prototype 14' (4.3m) stepped-hull sailing catamaran

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As a designer and engineer, I use computer programs I’ve written for hydrodynamic research, performance prediction (sail and power), and hull design. My 14‘ (4.3m) sailing catamaran design was the… Read more »

Optimaster 310

Optimaster 310

I designed the Optimaster after taking my 10-year-old daughter to sailing lessons at a yacht club in Brasilia, Brazil. Not surprisingly, her training boat was a ubiquitous Optimist pram. Some… Read more »