Final farewell to James Wharram

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Photograph: James Wharram Designs

A special ‘Hui’ will be held over the weekend of 23-24 July in Cornwall to celebrate the lives of James and Ruth Wharram, with a fleet of Wharram catamarans and other boats gathering as James and Ruth’s ashes are scattered on the outgoing tide from Falmouth, as was their wish. James, the well-known and admired multihull designer and champion of affordable boating, died in December of last year aged 93.

There will be a parade of sail out of Falmouth on the afternoon of Saturday 23rd July, weather permitting, following the catamaran Mana, which will be moored at Custom House Quay on Friday 22nd. All admirers of Wharram are invited to join the parade of sail, including monohulls, other catamarans and even motorboats. James and Ruth’s ashes will be scattered at sea, remembering their first voyage out of Falmouth on Tangaroa in 1955; the pioneering voyage that started the global Wharram movement which still thrives today.

The event is being organised by James’s life partner and co-designer Hanneke Boon, who has asked for anyone planning to attend to fill in a short registration form in order to get a more accurate idea of numbers. The form is available here: