A nice note from Andrew. I hope my builders in the area can show up and talk about their projects.
“ANNUAL DINNER FEBRUARY 2, 2019
Kurt Hughes, Multihull Designer
Kurt Hughes, a prominent multihull designer and builder based in Seattle, Washington, will be our annual dinner speaker at the Cambria Newport Atlantic Hotel, February 2, 2019.
Kurt has a long list of significant multihull designs that are scattered around the globe, including trimarans, catamarans, and proas, both sail and motor powered. He has also lectured extensively on composite construction techniques and multihull design. He’s built three substantial trimarans – 26, 32, and 40 feet—and a 23 foot proa. And he’s applied composite boat building skills to the construction of a “lunar lander,” a “retrofuturist tiny house being built using advanced boatbuilding methods.”
Kurt will talk about the history, development and construction of his designs and take your questions about what works on the water and in the construction process.
We will also have our seasonal trophy awards, good food, a cash bar, and we expect some North Sails swag will be available. You can register at the hotel at https://www.cambrianewport.com/en-us, or call 1 401-236-2020. The hotel is giving NEMA members a special $99.00 room rate on Feb. 2, so you can check in and enjoy yourself without worrying about the drive home Saturday night. Register for the annual dinner through the nemasail.org website. We look forward to the annual gathering, some tall stories about the 2018 season, and seeing friends new and old.
Andrew L. Houlding ”
They have an amazingly luscious newsletter. . http://www.nemasail.org/pdf/NEMA%20Newsletter%20DEC%202018LR.pdf
And in the group photo a ways down, what a crowd of multihull celebrities. I will be so honored to be talking to them.