à jour au: 2020
1991 Plan Owen Clarke, trimaran 43' ou 40'!!??
From "Spirit" webside 2017: "A
while later, Alan Thomas and Mike Golding (then a fireman), offered to buy
her. They entered lengthy negotiations until one day they came with a truck
and took her away... without paying the rumour goes! Golding then got her
to a yard in Plymouth and hired Merfyn Owen to redesign the crossbeams. She
is constructed of 1/2 inch strip plank red cedar with 2 x 250g UD E glass
either side and epoxy. Originally the only carbon used was in the beams. After
completion Spirit then "Spirit of England" went on to pursue a long
and successful racing career at the hands of Peter Clutterbuck."
1991 AZAB: ?e/??, éq: Steve WILLIAMS then Alan Wynne THOMAS, Mike GOLDING
From "Spirit" webside 2017: "Peter
had bought her from Mike Golding in an unfinished state in 1994. He finished
her off and campaigned her for 6 years, won 15 races and broke 5 race records.
Peter was incredibly successful with Spirit and he and a young Brian Thompson
went on to beat many race records around the UK and Europe during the mid
to late 90's."
1994 Nab Tower race: 1er/??
Doublehanded Round the Island: 1er/?? plus record battu.
1995 3 juin, AZAB,
Falmouth-Azores and back: 1 en 4j22h14' (record) - dnf, dématage =
DNF/69, éq: Brian
THOMPSON, Peter R. CLUTTERBUCK
On the return race she lost her mast a few days out of the Azores and had too sail back to the UK over the next 12 days under jury rig.
Nab Tower race: 1er/??
Spirit of England, GBR 565M
1996 Januray "Yachting World",
RORC Cowes to St Malo: 1er/??
Jura Scottish Peaks Race: 1er/??
Gelert Three Peaks Race: 1er/??
to Alderney: 1er/??
(elapsed and line honours)
Cowes to St Quay: 1er/?? (tied elapsed and corrected)
Fastnet: 1er/?? corrected multihulls under 50ft
RORC Multihull Season: 1er/??
1998 Cowes to Ouistreham: 1er/??
Round Britain and Ireland Race: 1er/?, Beat all other boats in class 1, 2 & 3, leg record and line honours on 4 legs, ??
Aout "Yachting World", For Sale,
1999 Cowes to St Malo: 1er/?? and race record
2001 New owner: William Foster of Stonnington, Connecticut in the USA
2002 Round Britain
and Ireland Race: DNF, éq:
Sir Robin Knox Johnston, William
William Foster sailed her to the US where she was based
2008 Février, For Sale,
SPIRIT, Offshore Racing Trimaran - 1991, 45feet / 13.71métres, Lying:
USA, Designed by Owen & Clarke, fitted with new Lombardini engine 2007
plus new paint on all exterior/bottom 2007. Fitted with 'state of the art'
equipment, holds record for winner of the Falmouth Azores and has broken the
record for double-handed sailing 'Round the Island' Scottish Peaks., Price:
GBP 70000 VAT paid
May "Seahorse", For Sale,
2010 October, in Newport, (US), New owner: Jason GARD
From "Spirit" webside 2017: "In 2010 she was sold to her current owner Jason Gard. Jason then sailed her to Newport RI where she underwent a mini refit. Her plywood float or ama decks were replaced with carbon, her rigging and electrical wiring was replaced after which she set sail to Australasia via Panama and the Pacific. Since then she has sailed more than 20,000nm or halfway around the world competing in numerous races and regattas and is now enjoyed as a simple and fast cruiser by Jason and his partner Claudia."
2012 Musket Cove Regatta Fiji: 1er/??
over the line in all races and record holder around of the Malolo Island Race
Tahiti Pearl Regatta: 1er/?? over the line in all five races and awarded fastest yacht
2013 Septembre, Airlie Beach Race Week, (Australia): 2e/4, Jason GARD
Brisbane to Gladstone Race: 4th over the line and seventh on OMR
2014 From "Spirit" webside 2017: "At the end of 2014 while she was ashore in the Whitsunday Islands she underwent a major refit at the hands of Jason and Claudia with all her systems being overhauled if not replaced. Her interior and cockpit were redesigned and spaces that were more functional and suited to long term cruising were built. Boat builder Ian Willet was instrumental during this time and was hired to oversee all the modifications that were made. Their aim was to create a platform where they could both live as simply and efficiently as possible while and as close to nature. Other main goals have been to produce all onboard power by sustainable methods such as solar. And since June 2015 Spirit has been powered 100% from the sun! Spirit is their home and this site was created to share her history and future adventures with like minded people."
2015 Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race, 579NM: line honours and 1er/? on handicap
2017 December, Phuket Kings Cup:
3 - 3 - 3 - dnf - 2 - 3 - dns - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 = ?e/5
Picture from Trimaran Spirit Facebook page,
2018 July, King Cup: ?e/??
2019 13 December "Sail", "A Retired Racing Trimaran Becomes the Perfect Liveaboard" by Jason Gard
Pictures from Trimaran
Spirit Facebook page,
2020 7 January, from Trimaran
Spirit Facebook page, "We hope
2020 is an amazing year for everyone and that it brings your dreams to reality.
Spirit has finally arrived stateside and will be based around Savannah until
April when she’ll sail north to Boston for the summer."
17 February, from Trimaran Spirit Facebook page "Why did we sell Spirit?"