I’m frequently in contact with owners of my boats, many of whom are now valued friends. Sometimes they seek advice, other times they tell me about their sailing experiences. Their comments are often valuable and gratifying. I occasionally get ideas for design modifications from them, and what sailor (especially a landbound one) doesn’t enjoy a good sailing story?

Chris White Designs has been in operation since 1983, and there’ve been many articles written about my designs in the yachting press. Here are a few of them. Thanks to all publications for reprint permission.

Yacht racing is not my thing. With very few exceptions the boats I design are intended to cruise, not race. These days, a competitive race boat is by definition, fragile, over canvassed, and under equipped for cruising. Typically it also has a very short life span due to excessively light construction scantlings.

That said, I enjoy boats that sail well, and most of my designs move along smartly, even when loaded for cruising. Occasional racing is a great way to sharpen your sailing skills and really find out how your boat does compared to others.

Over the years owners of my designs have had some noteworthy results, a few of which are posted here.

Hammerhead 54

First Place, corrected (1st to finish by 16 hours)HeclaSingle-Handed Long Pac Race2009
First to FinishHecla Single-Handed Farallones Race2009
Second Place, correctedFlying FishMarblehead to Halifax Race2009
Second to FinishHeclaSingle-Handed Trans-Pac Race2008
First PlaceFlying Fish Camden to Castine, ME Race2008
Second Place Flying FishMarion to Bermuda Race2005
First PlaceFlying Fish Corinthian 200 Race2004
First PlaceFlying Fish Camden to Castine, ME Race2004
Second Place (Missed first by 24 seconds)Flying FishYarmouth Cup (Falmouth, ME to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia)2004
Second Place Flying FishMonhegan Island Race2004
Second Place Flying FishMonhegan Island Race2003
First PlaceFlying Fish Exuma, Bahamas Cruising Regatta2003
First PlaceFlying Fish New England Multihull Association Offshore Season Trophy2003

Atlantic 55

First Place, Multihull Cruising DivisionRocketeerSt Maartin Heineken Regatta 2006
First PlaceJavelinBitter End Cup, BVI Regatta 2004
First Place, Multihull Division Javelin BVI Spring Regatta 2004
SynergyNew England Solo/Twin, Newport, RI (race report)2003

Explorer 44

Second Place FalcorRound Long Island Race2006
First PlaceCalienteChicago to Mackinac Race2003

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First Place, Multihull
Second Place Overall
Lightspeed Miami to Nassau2006
Second Place, Multihull Cruising Division Windsong St Maartin Heineken Regatta 2006
Second Place, CorrectedSunshineCaribbean 1500 Cup (Norfolk, VA to Tortola, BVI) 2005

Voyager 45

First Place, Multihulls FreeStyleStocking Island Race, Georgetown, Exuma Cruisers Regatta2008
First Place, Multihull,
Second Place, Overall
FreeStyleStaniel Cay, Bahamas, New Year's Day Regatta2008
First Place, OverallFreeStyleStaniel Cay, Bahamas, New Year's Day Regatta1999