Joint Venture - F/C-31CC
|Randy has been sailing in the S.F. Bay Area for 20+ years. Sandy "Joined" him in 1995. They have been sailing together ever since.|
Their first boat was "Blade Runner." This hydrofoil sailboat routinely exceeded 20 knots, and often exceeded 30 knots. It is a commercial version of Greg Ketterman's Longshot, (sailed by Bay Area sailor, Russell Long) which still holds the "Class A" world speed sailing record. It is a real hoot to reach across the bay from Chrissy Field to Sausalito faster than a windsurfer.
With that speed potential, Blade Runner was given a BAMA PHRF rating of -240. Owning that rating was more fun than winning. :-)
Sadly, they are no longer available from HobieCat.
Randy still maintains an email list dedicated to Trifoilers, and Cliff Sojourner still has a web page with lots of Trifoiler content. Be sure to check out Blade Runnings, a kind of email log of Randy's Trifoiler Fun.
|After breaking Blade
Runner several times in the rough San Francisco Bay, Randy and Sandy
an F-24. Formerly owned by John Brady, Pao Hana was renamed
Venture. This F-24 served them well as both a racer and a
The F-24 is a great stepping stone to larger trailerable trimarans.
|In 2001, Randy and Sandy upgraded to a center cockpit
C-31, but had it
built to the older F-31-CC interior layout. They raced it
for a few
years, but are evolving it into a trailerable cruising trimaran.
picture on the right is from a trip to Devil's Isle
that included their cat, Mocha.
This Joint Venture has white hulls, gray non-skid, and white Pentex sails. It's not very distinctive, but it is very distinguished.