Today another book which was published by the author himself (as ebook) nine years ago. As the title promises it still gives a detailled view into the history of Kiwi design. – I appreciate it to known Gary Baigent via the Multihull forum of Boatdesign.net where he is member for more than ten years.
Gary is a very informatively sailor with experiences of more than four decades and a communicatively boat builder, with a deep knowledge about many types of multihulls (catamarans same as trimarans). I learn a lot from Gary as he is always helpfully to answer any question related the World of Trimarans.
title: Light Brigade – the New Zealand school of yacht design
subtitle: light displacement and multihull yacht evolution in the Southern Antipodes – 19th to 21st Century
author: Gary Baigent
published: July 2006
copyright: Gary Baigent (Auckland, NewZealand)
Gary Baigent was born in Wakefield, Nelson, in 1941. He attended the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts from 1960-’62.
Whilst attending Teachers Training College in Epsom, Auckland, Gary changed his mind about teaching and worked on his book “The Unseen City; One Hundred and Twenty-three Photographs of Auckland”, which was published by Blackwood and Janet Paul in 1967.
Gary was exhibited alongside two other NZ photographers, Collins and Fields, in the Active Eye, 1973.
Gary has worked in various jobs — on Auckland Waterfront as a seagull, Rail Freighters, and various wool stores. He shifted north to commercially fish and dive at Cavalli Islands, Russell, Rawhiti, the Bay Of Islands, Waimamaku, and on the West Coast. He spent a few months as cinecameraman at TVNZ Wellington. Gary has also worked at DSIR (Department of Scientific, Industrial Research), as a farm worker, a landscape gardener, yachting journalist and assistant editor at Sea Spray magazine, and freelanced for various New Zealand and overseas nautical magazines.
Recently Gary edited and laid out “Jim Young: Yacht Designer, Builder, sailor” which was published in April 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. It is for sales on Amazon – http://amzn.to/1ON12uw .
(Source: Peter McLeavey Galley)
Gary Baigent is the designer, builder, and sailor of the multi-hulls Flash Harry (late 70th/early 80th), foiling Sid and Groucho Marx, which are often moored in Cox’s Bay (Auckland, New Zealand). He also built a two-masted monohull which he calls the Cox’s Bay Black Skimmer.
Actually Gary is working on a new boat, kind of “Sid 2” with foils and T-rudder (Rec.: Officially name yet not defined). It looks scary “sharp” like a “dart” :-). Beautifully lines… you can follow the ongoing process here.