Here we get to finally see the results of trimaran sailor Hans Schipper’s efforts to construct a new trimaran from old parts. He has named this new boat the Triple A Trimaran … and it looks like fun, especially for single-handed sailing.
Hans sent 3 photos, along with a couple of short YouTube videos. I am looking forward to hearing what others might say about this design. Kudos to you Hans … and thanks for sharing the results of this trimaran building project with us here at smalltrimarans!
Triple A Trimaran Now Sailing
by Hans Schipper
Here some pictures and videos of the Triple A Trimaran. I had to spend some time adjusting the boat after its first trial run. The fate of an inventor!
- The composite deck boards were not strong enough and have been replaced by Bankirai wood.
- I had to extend the tiller to be able to sit in a more forward position in low wind.
- I have the clew to strengthen after a trial in more than 4 Beaufort.
It provides good sailing. It isn’t too heavy, so I can launch it on my own, and the assembly / dis-assembly of the tubes only requires several minutes.
We can sail it with two people but it’s faster with one.
The floats are relatively low so that no tube comes out of the water when there is more wind. I think this is a good position for mounting hydrofoils. Maybe that is a project for next winter. First, I am going to experience and enjoy more sailing with different winds.
Here are 2 links of the Triple A Trimaran sailing…