Small Trimaran Classifications (Non-Official)
Contributor Michael Waters offered some ideas regarding Small Trimaran classification.
Michael suggested the following “Code Groups” … where small trimaran info would into a proper classification. He noted that the blog listings could be more “systematized” and I think it’s a good idea. I may do this at a future date.
He also noted that the Multihull Forums are a total mess in this regard, as there ARE no groups, and a sailor talking about a small day tri is often forced to make comments alongside another sailor with totally different needs, such as information about a larger cabin boat, for example.
Michael suggests these 4 Groups all within “Small Trimaran” ranges:
14′ – 18′+ Class D
19′ – 22′+ Class C
23′ – 26′+ Class B
27′ + Class A
Other than Length and Type, proposed classes would stay unrestricted to
include all variations of rig, vaka and ama design, etc.
EACH group would have a 2 letter suffix added for various types:
DS = daysailer
PR = Pure Racer
AC = allrounder with cabin
Such classifications would make for a potential of 11 sizes/groups (as there would be no AC type for Class D).
If you’d like to add or suggest anything regarding this then please contact me (Joe – the “Small Tri Guy”): moreinfo AT smalltrimarans DOT com … and share your thoughts.