PROAFILE – 12 March 2019
UNNAMED PROA is a near 60’ racing design with a crab claw schooner rig! It’s the work of Jeremy Fischer of Martinique, who built the EQUILIBRE some 10 years back. I know little about the design except that it was originally intended to enter the Route du Rhum. The very narrow hull features an extreme wave-piercing bow, no doubt a nod to the submarine like experience of sailing the boat fast in a seaway . A few of the construction pics seem to show concavity in the underwater profile, it would be interesting to know more.
Much thanks to Paul D. for the submission!
Photos of the proa under construction
Photos of the proa under sail
Short video of the proa