Promoting Offshore Multihull Sailing
Published on May 25th, 2017
The Offshore Multihull Association (OMA) was formed last year by the owners of performance-oriented Multihulls with the goal of promoting the growth of this exciting category of performance cruising yachts. The OMA’s mission is to encourage fun, safe, close multihull racing in regattas around the world.
These multihulls initially included Gunboats, HH Catamarans, Outremer as well as custom designs built for their unique ability to cruise in comfort while still being able to race at speeds rivaling many of the fastest monohull racing yachts. The Association is open to owners of offshore-capable multihulls 45-feet and greater.
The OMA was officially launched in February of this year with the support of our inaugural sponsors, Gunboat, Morelli and Melvin, VPLP Designs, Nigel Irens Design, North Sails, HH Catamarans and Southern Spars.
“The performance cruising multihull segment is one of the fastest growing segments in yachting and we are excited to launch an organization founded to support and encourage this growth,” said Phil Lotz, President of the OMA, Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, and a Gunboat owner.