NEWS ARCHIVE

 

December 2010

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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.

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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.

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November 2010

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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...

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METS 2010

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.

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October 2010

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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

Soler 34

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September 2010

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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.

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August 2010

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Summer holidayzzz

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.

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July 2010

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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

 

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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.

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JEC 2010

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.

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June 2010

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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

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May 2010

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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

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April 2010

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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.

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March 2010

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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

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February 2010

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GP26 2010

We have finally caught the GP26 bug (or flu) with this preliminary proposal for a group of local owners for cold-moulded construction. More

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January 2010

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New(er) studio move

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

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The good wood

A site visit to the extraordinary craftsmen rebuilding the beautiful 'Augusta' using renewable materials like plantation timber.

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December 2009

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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.

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August 2009

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13th Birthday refit

The JW 41 a coldmoulded design of Ricard's from 1996 undergoes a refit after 13 hard years sailing.

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July 2009

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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".

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June 2009

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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..

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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.

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May 2009

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Classe 950 update

That is exactly how much progress the yard has made.. Will our Classe 950 moulds ever see the light of day..?.

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April 2009

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Mini GP ´09

Painfully slow and windless Mini GP for Tim and Gerard sailing on the THYD mini 650 design #727.

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MiniMed 2009

Tim (on left) co-skippers with Gerard in the 2009 Mini Med, the first qualifying race for #727 and Toni on #684. Great photos by Alfred Farre.

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Minis prepare for MiniMed 09

The two THYD Mini 650s measure and prepare for the 2009 Mini Med race.

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March 2009

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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.

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February 2009

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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.

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Augusta rebuild

A remarkable job of rebuilding this classic yacht is being done by Fust Art. Read more about the boat and the skipper here..

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Carbon/wooden mast

Carbon/wood hybrid masts in development by Fust Art.

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January 2009

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Class40 preliminary continues...

Work continues on our Class40 design...

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December 2008

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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.

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November 2008

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Newood 34 preliminary

Concept exploration and preliminary design has started on the variation of our design #115 MW34 for local construction.

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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.

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October 2008

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Ricard discussing IMOCA60s on TV3

Ricard interviewed on TV3 to discuss some technical aspects of the Open60s during the last Barcelona World Race

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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!

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Classic ketch rebuild to circumnavigate

Rebuilding of classic wooden boat for owner to circumnavigate the world. Read more here.

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Ulisses at 2008 Mini Barcelona start

Anna Corbella´s campaign for the 2009 Mini Transat continues with racing in the2008 Mini Barcelona race.

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September 2008

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Mini wing masts

Carbonway have delivered the first two of their new line of carbon wing masts designed for proto Minis featuring fibre Smart Rigging.

Gerard enjoying early trials with Ricard Teixido, who also engineered the wing mast.

 

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August 2008

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Cadaques Viñas 41 launched

Our Vinas 41Cadaques style motor sailor launched in time to enjoy summer

sail the force

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Superyacht Hardtop

Concept, styling design and engineering of another carbon ´Hardtop´ to be retrofitted to local superyacht.

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July 2008

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Minis prepare for takeoff

Toni and Gerard prepare their boats for launching this summer

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June 2008

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Classe 950 Deck progress

The build yard continue with the deck of our Classe 950 design.

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Alos60 Adventure ketch

Preliminary design for a client who wants to cruise around Patagonia. Construction involves laminated flat panels 'tortured' into place. More

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May 2008

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Delta Force

Mini 650 hull#2 prepared for painting.

sail the force

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April 2008

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Marwood 34 construction continues

Owner-builder labour of love project continues.. 8 years and counting!!

sail the force

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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..!

sail the force

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March 2008

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Indena finish Classe 950 hull mould

Indena yachts finish our Classe 950 hull mould and will begin construction of the deck mould shortly.

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February 2008

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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

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January 2008

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Mini650

Latest Mini 650 deck design to begin construction next month

sail the force

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December 2007

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Classe 950 design announced

Preliminaries finally released of our new Classe 950 series design to be built locally

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Mini Transat

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.

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November 2007

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METS 2007

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.

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Preliminaries for classe 950 begin

Early sketches for new Classe 950 design.

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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.

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October 2007

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New Web page launched

New web launched and ongoing updates will be added monthly.

 

 

 

September 2007

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Hardtop design study

Hardtop design development to be retrofitted to a local superyacht.

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March 2007

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Construction starts on classic Viñas

Viñas is to be built using traditional wooden boat building methods -a work of art in progress.

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July 2006

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Superyacht tender

Preliminaries begin on fast response superyacht tender design

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May 2006

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Launch of GPX 30

Weekend power boat, designed for lightweight construction from plywood and carbon fibre. See more images of the GPX 30 here.

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February 2006

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Mediterranean style

Early design of Mediterranean styled family boat capable of planning at 20knots

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April 2005

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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.

 

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New Links

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New Links that we like:

 

Collaborate:

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

 

Sail News:

Juanpa Cadario - Great race blog

racingatpetitbateau.com - The short handed racing association

Sailing Anarchy - Armchair anarchy...

 

Class Race:

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

 

 

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Concept Corner...

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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

 

 

 

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...images, ideas and inspiration

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A random collection of graphics found online and other things that interest us here in the studio =)

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