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About the designer

Welcome to NIMBUS BOATS, the website of Naval Architect and boat builder Malcolm Barnsley.

Here you can find details, drawings and photos of his sailing boat designs and calculation methods to support the design process for many different boat types.

Malcolm was on the design team of current world sailing speed record holder VESTAS SAILROCKET 2  (65.4KNOTS) and designed its predecessor SAILROCKET1.

Now retired after 25 years in the wind energy industry as blade designer and test engineer .


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