Posts Tagged ‘Supernova’

Sailing a Supernova Trimaran in New Zealand

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Decades after its zenith, the Supernova trimaran is still around. Of course, we wish there were more of them. But the many challenges of developing and selling a beach tri production model, like the Supernova, are formidable.

It amazes me that a boat designer like Ib Pors Nielsen was able to do it for awhile. But I know small tri fan Graham Wheeler is glad he did. Not long ago, Graham purchased a Supernova … in excellent condition. He shares the following (along with a very short video clip and a few photos of his sailboat) with us here. (more…)

The Mini-Fleuret & Fleuret Trimarans

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Yesterday, sailor Dan Andersen introduced me to his lovely “mini Fleuret” small trimaran. Dan lives in the gorgeous Scandinavian country of Denmark. (Can you imagine the coastal views he gets to enjoy while cruising in his trimaran there?) (more…)

Historical Small Trimarans I Have Met (Part 1)

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

I received the following from small trimaran enthusiast Frank Starkweather last week. Frank once worked for the Gougeon Brothers. As you’re about to see, he’s enjoyed many sailing adventures, and has known a few tris over the years. (more…)