Podcast Episode 19: 1000 Nm on the Formula 40 Trimaran ‘Spirit’
In this episode, I share where I have been for the past few weeks and take you through the wonderful voyage I had up the Eastern seaboard of the US from Georgia to Boston. The boat I was lucky enough to sail on was a Formula 40 trimaran called ‘Spirit’ (ex. Spirit of England). She was one of the hot ticket rides in the 1990s with a Fastnet Class win (amongst many other things) to her credit in 1995 as well as being one of the early steeds for sailing legend Brian Thompson.
The boat has since been modified for cruising and as you will hear I was blown away by how well that conversion has worked, but let’s be clear- at no stage did this boat lose it’s ‘get up & go’ and the result is a massively capable offshore multihull with an intelligently and thoughtfully designed interior suitable for a couple (who like to host big groups of friends!)
If you want to see more of this boat check out the previous owners’ (Jason & Claudia) Youtube channel, I think it will really help bring the sights and sounds of this awesome boat to life for you.
Thanks also to Andrew & Jess who came to me with this exceptional opportunity – I look forward to sailing with you again soon!
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Who is the Mariner?
My name is Chris Stanmore-Major better known as CSM. I have over 300,000Nm experience in racing, cruising & expedition sailing and have raced twice around the world. I sailed solo around the world in the Velux 5 Oceans Race in 2011 (in Falcon’s sister ship) becoming the 182nd person ever to circumnavigate alone.
This Podcast channel is for sailors of all skill levels and backgrounds. My passion is seamanship & self-reliance and helping others realize their sailing dreams on their own boats – whatever size or shape of craft that may be.
To Sail with the Mariner check out the Spartan Racing & Training website
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