|60th Anniversary of Wharram Tangaroa|
60 years ago, on the 27th September 1955, James Wharram set sail from Falmouth aboard a self-built 23’ 6” flat-bottomed double canoe (now called catamaran) called TANGAROA with two German girls as crew. This video shows the celebration in Devoran of this event. Guest of honour was Rory McDougall who sailed a Tiki 21 round the world in the 1990s, the smallest catamaran to do so. Centre stage is the Mana 24, the latest Wharram catamaran design to be built from a CNC cut plywood kit. The same length as TANGAROA, she has made James Wharram's career as a designer of self-build catamarans come full circle.
|Integrating Philosophy with boat design|
Hanneke Boon made this presentation at a Pecha Kucha event in Amsterdam. This is a new lecture concept originating in Japan where every speaker can show 20 slides to which he/she can talk for 20 seconds each, i.e. a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds presentation. Writing for a Pecha Kucha is more like writing poetry than a lecture. These 6 minutes were an illustrated poem of Hanneke, from a young girl sailing with her father, ending up as a boatbuilder, ocean sailor and designer.
|Integrating Philosophy with boat design (Live capture)|
This is Hanneke's Pecha Kucha as captured at the event.
The Lapita Voyage was a charitable project which began in the first week of November 2008, when 2 double canoes, based on the ancient Polynesian canoe form of the islands of Anuta and Tikopia, set out on a 4,000Nm voyage along the island chains of the Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea to finally arrive in Anuta and Tikopia, two tiny, remote islands at the Eastern end of the Solomons, where the boats were donated to the islanders for future inter island voyaging. They followed the Lapita Pottery trail that archaeologists believe to be the route of the Polynesian migrations.
|Golden Oldies gathering|
James Wharram and Hanneke Boon visited the gathering of classic multihulls 'The Golden Oldies' in May 2013 in Sète in the South of France. There they sailed on Pahi 65 'Largyalo', joined Tiki 38 'Pilgrim' out at sea and met American multihull designer Dick Newick.
|Hui Wharram Rendezvous|
Wharram Rendezvous at the Lorelei restaurant in Islamorada, Florida Keys on May 18-20, 2012. A meeting of Wharram catamarans attended by James Wharram and Hanneke Boon.