There are many features that will make this a very quick catamaran around the race track including:
Multiple volume piercing bow
Anti torsion carbon beams
Asymmetric lifting centerboards
Low profile carbon fore stay bridle
Striker-less front beam
There has been a lot of work refining the hull shape to minimise resistance not only in stable racing trim, but also in partial and full nosedive conditions. This may sound crazy to minimise resistance in these nosedive conditions but it has proved very successful with the 12ft skiff design. This feature enables the sailor time to trim out of the situation and stay attached to the boat (rather than going around the front). In turn, this allows the boat to be pushed faster for longer and with more confidence.
Another big area that has been concentrated on is minimising aero drag from everything above the water line. The most noticeable is the front bridle with no wires, just two clean struts. Having the struts has also allowed the bridal attachment point to be in the middle of the bow deck further reducing spray resistance.
The construction of the hulls will only need to be foam and glass with small amounts of carbon fibre for attachment points. This will keep the cost of the platform down. I am sure there will also be a full carbon version as well, just because I can. Every little bit of composite detailing knowledge, from years of skiff/race yacht construction and working at High Modulus will come into play with this boat.
It is intended to be optimised for crew weights from 140-160kg. This will cover most husband/wife or teenage crew. The crews under 140kg will still enjoy this catamaran, it will just be a little flighty in heavy wind.
It is not intended to be an easy home build as it will require some advanced build techniques, but if you feel that you are ready to make the next step in building please contact me to discuss further.