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Pat Patterson, a bullet point biog.
 
  In the early 1960's was Art. Piver's U.K. agent for trimaran plans and built several. Working as a self-employed boatbuilder. Helped a client sail a home built one from Ungava Bay (Arctic Canada) to Scotland. Standing on an ice floe, burying the anchor in, gave me serious doubts on the merits of Arctic cruising.
Late 60's, with the help of Derek Kelsall designed and built a 42 ft cruising cat which I skipper charted out of Cornwall. Of course, no g.p.s., no radar, no v.h.f. but good anchors, compass and sextant. It was a very steep learning curve in seamanship.

In 1972 designed the Heavenly Twins 27 ft family cruising cat specifically for safe Channel sailing. (Three have circumnavigated – it had a fine reputation until 'Dogwatch' got his hands on one!)

On the quatercentenary of Drakes circumnavigation, retraced his route in my 33 ft Ocean Winds cat design.

1984 got lost in the Amazon Estuary again sailing Ocean Winds.

1985 on – produced TWINS range of small cats. STAR, a TWINS 43 is the largest.

2001 sailing Australian East coast – still learning; still making mistakes.
 

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