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Hawke Surfcat Catamarans

Cat on Water! Catamaran race off Sidmouth

News 1980 5 mins

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Sailors demonstrate Hawke Catamaran sailing off the coast of Sidmouth in Devon. A catamaran differs from a traditional sail boat because it has two hulls. Originally found in use in India, Greece and Hawaii hundreds of years ago, the design has been copied the world over and provides a lighter faster yacht for sailing.