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    Re: James Wharram World Voyager and Catamaran designer and builder has died.
    From: Francis Upchurch
    Date: 2022 Jan 5, 19:55 +0000
    I knew James briefly in the late eighties and sailed a Tangoroa 37.He lived a few miles from me in Cornwall. Great original guy. I had a copy ot the 2 girls book which some kind friend borrowed and never returned! I still have his design books. A real dreamer that made things happen for many non wealthy sailors.

    On Wed, 5 Jan 2022 at 14:32, David Pike <NoReply_DavidPike@fer3.com> wrote:

    Following on from “The Last Navigator” posts, those interested in Polynesian catamaran’s might wish to know that James Wharram whose designs emulated them and took them to a high degree of sophistication has died aged 93.  His obituary in the Telegraph shows he was an interesting man in many respects. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2021/12/23/james-wharram-world-voyager-polynesian-catamarans-whose-passion/  His orbit in The Times was similar but harder to read in full by none-subscription payers.  The reader comments, especially in The Times, were as one might have imagined.  DaveP

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