2010 Barcelona World Race
Ricard and Tim were on stage along with Karli and Toni Tio discussing design and sail elements of the current generation IMOCA 60s at the BWR race village before the fleet leaves at the end of December.
Family Friendly version of our Classe 950
We have dug out our Classe 950 design and given it a coat of 'suburban gray' and a little teak trim to make it less extreme and a more family friendly version of our original racy design. The moulds are finished and waiting while we are refining a construction method that uses 100% organic based epoxy resins and fibres. With the remarkable sales success of similar sized yachts that ALL the production builders have produced since the 950 rule was launched there is no denying that this is a great format, despite the poor success of the class itself.
2010 Route de Rhum Start
THYD were on the water to see the awesome start of the 2010 RdR. While we didn't have any of our designs on the start line this time, we were there researching for current and future clients -as Tim stared longingly for the day he might join the start line...
We made the annual pilgrimage again to METS to catch up with new products and familiar faces from around the world. A few new evolutionary things, but certainly nothing revolutionary. Plenty of little ideas though to help detailing designs.
Soler Yachts S34 Fast Cruiser and Motor Sailor
We have begun design work on the Soler series of yachts based on the concept by Alexander Morozov, who will building them under the name of Morozov Yachts. We look forward to the launch of the first Soler 34 MS sometime in 2011. The objective is to offer a range of cost-effective yachts to a broad spectrum of customers. More
2010 Mini Empuries
Although not a THYD design, Tim co-skippers with Juan Carlos Olivier, owner of the ex-Acutal Mini650. After an epic downwind start the duo settle for 2nd place in difficult light winds.
Tim returns from his summer spent cruising around Menorca on our EsDi 25 design. The twin rudders allow tight stern-to mooring in the many beautiful calas, while the lifting keel allows close access to the beaches.
Superyacht design services
We continue our close collaboration with M92 in the Port of Barcelona designing carbon-fibre accessories for the mega-yachts serviced there. These custom parts are built by Carbonway who also have a long history servicing the superyachts that frequent Barcelona. More
THYD webpage optimised for iPhone and Android
With the proliferation of internet content on mobile devices we have continued to optimise our webpage experience for iPhone, Android and blackberry devices. The chosen frame format ensures quick loading and easy navigation through the content without too many clicks.
We made a special effort to see the JEC composites trade show this year to stay in touch with developments in carbon construction and new eco-alternatives like flax and organic based resins. Lots of leads to chase later in the year.
Volvo 70 preliminary
Merely to express our interest to work with a local syndicate we produced these preliminary renders for them. As with most 'expressions of interest' from syndicates for this race,they remain just that -only expressions.. More
FAR 749 tender
A very quick proposal for a client requiring a 7.49m fast tender, while stable at low speeds for flat panel construction. More
Just another idea flyin' by
We continue to be fascinated by the awesome kiwi 8.5m multi box rule and the level of competition down there.
Non-petroleum composite superyacht preliminary
With the advent of peak oil we have continued to put together a study on the possibility of building our designs including this 105' superyacht entirely non-petroleum based materials -with substantial weight savings compared to GRP. More
We have finally caught the GP26 bug (or flu) with this preliminary proposal for a group of local owners for cold-moulded construction. More
The new year has found us moving to a newer studio space and sharing with our Industrial Design friends 4-id. This will allow better sharing of resources and continued collaboration like the bionicboats project. If you are around Gracia, you can drop by and find us here
The good wood
A site visit to the extraordinary craftsmen rebuilding the beautiful 'Augusta' using renewable materials like plantation timber.
Team Gaes on TV3
The THYD minis and our 3D models feature on the Catalan TV3 channel. The documentary explains the technology behind these beasty little boats and the success Anna Corbella achieved racing our 2003 Mini Design on its THIRD successful Mini Transat race.
13th Birthday refit
The JW 41 a coldmoulded design of Ricard's from 1996 undergoes a refit after 13 hard years sailing.
2009 Puig Classic regatta
Tim joins the crew of the classic Fife designed Moonbeam V for the Barcelona Puig regatta -he´s now a convert to "dugout racing".
Tour de France à la Voile 2009
Still pretty quite in the studio, so Tim takes a last minute opportunity to do the first two legs of the Tour de voile with the Val Thorenscrew. Seen here on the bow in barefoot action..
Anna in 2009 Mini Fastnet
Anna and Mumbru start in the 2009 Mini Fastnet race, although are forced to retire after impact with an underwater object breaking their canard.
Classe 950 update
That is exactly how much progress the yard has made.. Will our Classe 950 moulds ever see the light of day..?.
Mini GP ´09
Painfully slow and windless Mini GP for Tim and Gerard sailing on the THYD mini 650 design #727.
Minis prepare for MiniMed 09
The two THYD Mini 650s measure and prepare for the 2009 Mini Med race.
Antarctic exploration RIB for superyacht
A custom carbon RIB designed for rugged Antarctic exploration to fit compact on the foredeck of clients 90´sailing yacht.
TH650 -a new sportsboat box rule class
Preliminaries for a 6.5m sportboat to utilise mini6.5 moulds -similar to the Classe 6.5 style rapidly gaining popularity in France.
Carbon/wood hybrid masts in development by Fust Art.
Class40 preliminary continues...
Work continues on our Class40 design...
Xmas Holidays and Tim sails south
Tim has an Antipodean Xmas and sails in the 2008 Sydney to Hobart as bowman -seen here in the photos taken by fellow crewman Dallas Kilponen.
Newood 34 preliminary
Concept exploration and preliminary design has started on the variation of our design #115 MW34 for local construction.
THYD at 2008 Vendee Start
A little road trip up to Les Sables d´Olonne to catchup with friends from the different teams and see the latest IMOCA60 developments.
Ricard discussing IMOCA60s on TV3
Ricard interviewed on TV3 to discuss some technical aspects of the Open60s during the last Barcelona World Race
RTYD in Alicante for the 2008 Volvo start
Ricard and Tim travel down south to see the Volvo start, see the latest trends and wish friends racing with the different teams good luck!
Classic ketch rebuild to circumnavigate
Rebuilding of classic wooden boat for owner to circumnavigate the world. Read more here.
Ulisses at 2008 Mini Barcelona start
Anna Corbella´s campaign for the 2009 Mini Transat continues with racing in the2008 Mini Barcelona race.
Mini wing masts
Gerard enjoying early trials with Ricard Teixido, who also engineered the wing mast.
Cadaques Viñas 41 launched
Our Vinas 41Cadaques style motor sailor launched in time to enjoy summer
Concept, styling design and engineering of another carbon ´Hardtop´ to be retrofitted to local superyacht.
Minis prepare for takeoff
Toni and Gerard prepare their boats for launching this summer
Classe 950 Deck progress
The build yard continue with the deck of our Classe 950 design.
Alos60 Adventure ketch
Preliminary design for a client who wants to cruise around Patagonia. Construction involves laminated flat panels 'tortured' into place. More
Mini 650 hull#2 prepared for painting.
Marwood 34 construction continues
Owner-builder labour of love project continues.. 8 years and counting!!
Mini Deck #1
A little timelapse of Toni and Gerard preparing to glue the deck on...
Mini 650 build update; Toni and Gerard reveal the first deck after removal from the mould -sail the force..!
Indena finish Classe 950 hull mould
Indena yachts finish our Classe 950 hull mould and will begin construction of the deck mould shortly.
Barcelona World Race Finish
Ricard and Victor greets Bubi and Pachi to a 4th place finish in the Barcelona World Race, after being involved in the preparation of the yacht.
Mini build update
Construction continues of both Mini 650s
Latest Mini 650 deck design to begin construction next month
Classe 950 design announced
Preliminaries finally released of our new Classe 950 series design to be built locally
Toni Weijl continues with the construction of his new THYD designed Mini 650 along with Gérard Marin who will be building a sistership as they both prepare their assault on the 2009 Mini Transat race.
THYD along with the design team from Ingeenium attended METS 2007, the worlds largest marine industry trade show to collect information for the design and construction of Gust Yachts first 105' superyacht to be launched early 2010.
Preliminaries for classe 950 begin
Early sketches for new Classe 950 design.
THYD at Barcelona World Race Start
On the water to watch the start of the Barcelona World Race and cheer for Bubi and Pachi on Mutua Madrileña.
New Web page launched
New web launched and ongoing updates will be added monthly.
Hardtop design study
Hardtop design development to be retrofitted to a local superyacht.
Construction starts on classic Viñas
Viñas is to be built using traditional wooden boat building methods -a work of art in progress.
Preliminaries begin on fast response superyacht tender design
Launch of GPX 30
Weekend power boat, designed for lightweight construction from plywood and carbon fibre. See more images of the GPX 30 here.
Early design of Mediterranean styled family boat capable of planning at 20knots
Sea-trials of refitted classic 60´ Lilli
Sea trials of classic yacht Lilli off the coast of Barcelona after a 6 month refit overseen by teixido-harrold.
New Links that we like:
Carbonway - Barcelona Carbon fibre specialists
Fust Art - Woodenboat craftsmen
Easy rigging - Lightweight Composite Rigging
bioresin - A revolution in resins and boatbuilding
Lilli Refit - The story behind the Lilli refit
Augusta Refit - The refit of Augusta for a solo trip around the world
Vendee Globe - the ultimate
Carbonic Boats - A class to AC
Barcelona Sail - great sailing tours
Juanpa Cadario - Great race blog
racingatpetitbateau.com - The short handed racing association
Sailing Anarchy - Armchair anarchy...
Classe 950 - Official 9.5 site
950.blogspot.com - The unofficial Classe 950 site
Mini Transat 650 - Leo V's unofficial mini site
transat650.org - The official race site
Mini Barcelona Race - The official blog
A random collection of our photos and sketches that we like to share... =)
Menorca summer © 2010 tim
summer © 2010 tim
Norfolk Broads sailin © 2007 tim
Dugout racing © 2009 tim
Dugout racing © 2009 tim
Dugout racing © 2009 tim
Bubi Vela © 2007 Ricard
Lilli premier navegar © 2004 Ricard
"Sailing isn't a matter of life and death -it's more important than that.." -unknown
Cadaquez 47 sketch 2008
Mini build inspect silhouette © 2008 tim
Gust random sketch 2007
EsDi25 in Port Vell, Barcelona.
Open60 ´Old Spice´off Freemantle, Western Australia. 2000
VOR70 Movistar daywork © 2006 tim
Spare Ribs © 2003 Ricard
Ruimors boat graveyard © 2007 tim
classe 950 mould © 2009 tim
A random collection of graphics found online and other things that interest us here in the studio =)
source: Y&Y 1987
source: Y&Y 1987
source :xavier-veilhan ffffound.com