The original Venom

The Original Venom is a Grainger Essential 8 – an 8m LOA trailerable trimaran.

She was sailed out of the CYCSA, and has been reinvented, reincarnated and is being well looked after in her new life as Purple Haze.

Here are a few shots of her in action at SOMR 2001 – back in the days when PBO sails were the brand new thing and big green was an OK colour for kites.
And some others from her days as the Essential flyer up in Gladstone.