I’m frequently in contact with owners of my boats, many of whom are now valued friends. Sometimes they seek advice, other times they tell me about their sailing experiences. Their comments are often valuable and gratifying. I occasionally get ideas for design modifications from them, and what sailor (especially a landbound one) doesn’t enjoy a good sailing story?
Chris White Designs has been in operation since 1983, and there’ve been many articles written about my designs in the yachting press. Here are a few of them. Thanks to all publications for reprint permission.
Yacht racing is not my thing. With very few exceptions the boats I design are intended to cruise, not race. These days, a competitive race boat is by definition, fragile, over canvassed, and under equipped for cruising. Typically it also has a very short life span due to excessively light construction scantlings.
That said, I enjoy boats that sail well, and most of my designs move along smartly, even when loaded for cruising. Occasional racing is a great way to sharpen your sailing skills and really find out how your boat does compared to others.
Over the years owners of my designs have had some noteworthy results, a few of which are posted here.
|First Place, corrected (1st to finish by 16 hours)||Hecla||Single-Handed Long Pac Race||2009|
|First to Finish||Hecla||Single-Handed Farallones Race||2009|
|Second Place, corrected||Flying Fish||Marblehead to Halifax Race||2009|
|Second to Finish||Hecla||Single-Handed Trans-Pac Race||2008|
|First Place||Flying Fish||Camden to Castine, ME Race||2008|
|Second Place||Flying Fish||Marion to Bermuda Race||2005|
|First Place||Flying Fish||Corinthian 200 Race||2004|
|First Place||Flying Fish||Camden to Castine, ME Race||2004|
|Second Place (Missed first by 24 seconds)||Flying Fish||Yarmouth Cup (Falmouth, ME to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia)||2004|
|Second Place||Flying Fish||Monhegan Island Race||2004|
|Second Place||Flying Fish||Monhegan Island Race||2003|
|First Place||Flying Fish||Exuma, Bahamas Cruising Regatta||2003|
|First Place||Flying Fish||New England Multihull Association Offshore Season Trophy||2003|
|First Place, Multihull Cruising Division||Rocketeer||St Maartin Heineken Regatta||2006|
|First Place||Javelin||Bitter End Cup, BVI Regatta||2004|
|First Place, Multihull Division||Javelin||BVI Spring Regatta||2004|
|Synergy||New England Solo/Twin, Newport, RI (race report)||2003|
|Second Place||Falcor||Round Long Island Race||2006|
|First Place||Caliente||Chicago to Mackinac Race||2003|
|First Place, Multihull|
Second Place Overall
|Lightspeed||Miami to Nassau||2006|
|Second Place, Multihull Cruising Division||Windsong||St Maartin Heineken Regatta||2006|
|Second Place, Corrected||Sunshine||Caribbean 1500 Cup (Norfolk, VA to Tortola, BVI)||2005|
|First Place, Multihulls||FreeStyle||Stocking Island Race, Georgetown, Exuma Cruisers Regatta||2008|
|First Place, Multihull,|
Second Place, Overall
|FreeStyle||Staniel Cay, Bahamas, New Year's Day Regatta||2008|
|First Place, Overall||FreeStyle||Staniel Cay, Bahamas, New Year's Day Regatta||1999|