After Graduating from the University of Cape Town, I spent from 1969–1975 working for Angus Primrose in the UK and Sparkman & Stephens (at that time the world’s foremost design office) in New York. During this formative period I participated in the design a huge variety of vessels in all materials, many of them Admiral’s Cup and other championship winning boats. I have also been an active sailor, from childhood and youth in dinghies, and then on the offshore and inshore racing circuit. I set up my own practice in Cape Town in 1975. I have produced over 300 designs (approx 2000 boats) of all types, all with my personal involvement and close supervision, very many successful racing boats including maxis, and a full range of innovative cruisers in all materials. In addition we are active in commercial craft, both planing and displacement types, and in a range of sailing multihulls. I have made a point of gaining wide user experience in all my products, so that I have a good practical feel of cause–effect in relating product behavior & performance to theoretical design and numerical analysis.