The winning designer, Richard Boult, of the rugged Australian island state of Tasmania, wrote a succinct but detailed mission statement and followed it through to deliver a lovely-looking sailboat and a novel take on an old construction technique with which to build it. In many ways, his Quick Clinker 31 embraces the spirit of the design competition of years ago, which elicited many variations on the theme of "Go simple, go now." He won over most of the judges with his boat's "clean hull lines and appearance" (Johnstone), "very thoroughly thought-out construction" (King), and "simple, straightforward arrangement" (the Westlawn Group). I faulted the design for being scant on such cruising necessities as light and ventilation in the cabin and a clearly defined anchoring system. Johnson thought it "attractive" but "too small," and he asked, "Who wants wood?"