Australian sailors have always embraced new design innovations, especially when they lead to better performance, and more liveable accommodation spaces. The award-winning line of Leopard Catamarans achieves a totally new level of performance, comfort and style. Built in South Africa by well respected boat builders Robertson & Caine and designed by Naval Architects Simonis-Voogd, Leopard have set a new standard for contemporary cruising catamarans.
The boats are home, the crews are still at the physio, and the organisers are hopefully catching up on sleep after the running of another awesome APC Logistics Australian Multihull Championship at Wangi ASC. This event has been running every two years for as long as I can remember, and it is not hard to see why we all keep coming back. Flat water, fresh to strong breezes, grassy beaches to drag the boats up on, and a truly eclectic village atmosphere for crews and spectators to enjoy a beer on the grass or a seafood bouillabaisse in a local eatery make for a perfect formula.
We recently celebrated 20 years at the Lightwave Family Reunion at Great Keppel Island, Queensland, with 18 Lightwave vessels in attendance and 60 people present. What a moment. What a sight. What an effort from all involved.