I own the Trimaran Shangaan designed and built by Andrew Simpson and his friends and referred to in his article ‘The View Astern’ (PBO September 2017).
She’s coming up to being a classic boat but many have commented how she was a design before her time –usually just after we beat them in a race!. She now sports asymmetric dagger boards in the floats which give her awesome upwind performance. She glides effortlessly through the water in light airs and is as responsive as a racing dinghy.
Few believe she’s actually a wooden boat that has taken care of me through many stormy seas. I have loved this boat and we’ve shared some fabulous adventures together.
Normally seen moored or sailing on the River Medway she is, though, a younger man’s boat so if any PBO readers would like to take care of her for the next 50 years then she still has much fun to give. Bryan Wright by email