Had an amazing opportunity to go sailing Monday on Tom Cox’ trimaran TRIAD, which Tom has owned and raced for 20 years. It was pretty windy, chilly and overcast with little bits of sun breaking through on occasion to scatter shards of light across the water. The company, boat and experience was wonderful. I didn’t take my camera for fear of water damage, and with all the spray I got covered with, I’m glad I didnt. We sailed from Wonson’s Cove on Rocky Neck to Boston and back in 2 hours and were going 22.3 knots at the fastest. Tom said it was the fastest TRIADhad gone this season. It was quite an exhilarating trip. Also aboard were Mary Rhinelander and Mike Lipton who I really enjoyed meeting and getting to know. Thanks Tom.
Quite a bit different from my peaceful little Cape Ann SUP paddleboarding excursions around the harbor.
Here are some facts about TRIAD:
Designer:Dick Newick, the internationally renowned multihull pioneer and designer, has designed many champion trimarans including Phil Weld’s GULF STREAMER, ROGUE WAVE and MOXIE.
Rig:Sloop rigged 53′ carbon wing mast, with 8′ bowsprit, 940 square feet of working sail.
History: Designed as a racer/cruiser, TRIAD was purpose-built for the Route de Rhum single-handed trans-Atlantic race in 1982. Featuring cold molded mahogany/ WestTMconstruction by Marc Le Jeloux of Trinite sur Mer, St. Philibert, France, she is strong and seaworthy.
1983 – 1989:Campaigned extensively in the Caribbean multihull circuit. Consistent winner in the Heineken Regatta and Trade Winds races.
1992-1993:Purchased and outfitted by Tom Cox.
1994:Black Dog Dash: Elapsed time trophy
1995:New England Multihull Association Season Champion
1999: Marblehead-Halifax: First place
- New England Solo/Twin Championship:1st place
- Nantucket Lightship Regatta:1st place
- Gloucester Harbor Cup:1st place
- Gordo Cup:1st place
1996: Dismasted enroute from Bermuda to Newport, RI. Subsequently salvaged and returned to Gloucester, Mass. for refit following a spectacular rescue of her crew by the cruise liner, Royal Majesty.
1997: Hauled out for one year for repairs and an extensive refit. She was relaunched on September 16, 1997 with her new carbon fiber wing mast and new spectra sails.