How long have you been designing multihulls?
While I was in high school, my family built a 33-foot Crowther trimaran in the backyard, and we raced it in local Southern California races. I really got bitten by the boatbuilding bug when my brother and I got into racing 18-Square-Meters [catamarans] and we built our own boats. I was 20 when I sold my first boat, and we ended up building 30 of those cats. I dropped out of community college and from there I was kind of like an actor, going from performance to performance. I designed a 45-foot cat that I eventually raced to Hawaii in 1987. Wind Warrior is still doing day charters on Waikiki. She was pretty advanced construction, made of Vinylester, S glass, uni skins, PVC Klegecell, and vacuum bagged. I built her when I was 24, now I'm 51.