Christopher Hinde

Christopher Hinde – Claw Sail

Marine grade stainless steel tube – $11,270.00

Chris Hinde

Polynesian Claw Sail – a very efficient sail shape that provided power for sailing Proa from the Pacific Island groups of long ago, from a time when design was based on what was observed in nature.

The Polynesian Claw age old design propelling Pacific sailing waka across thousands of miles since Pacific migration began…shapes of sails taken from observing forces in nature at work…very nice aesthetic shapes which worked very efficiently and are known to moan and roar as air moves rapidly over their surfaces creating energy…tried and true sail shapes that even by today’s standards are under estimated…i just like the whole concept of their simplicity and enjoy the shape.

Christopher Hinde- Claw Sail .sculpture park