I took advantage of the week after the Annapolis Boat Show to test a wide variety of new boats. And no one designer of any of the new boats at this year’s fall shows illustrates variety better than Tim Kernan. Two of his designs–the stiff, light, fast, Santa Cruz 37, AND the big, sturdy, offshore ready, Outbound 52 debuted this year. Kernan was on board during my test sail of the Santa Cruz 37, so I got to ask a few questions while we sailed out into a building breeze off Annapolis. I wanted to learn what it’s like to design two very different boats as well as the design philosophy behind the Santa Cruz 37. He provides insights on both boats, but the interview was cut short as we had to tack in the building breeze and I jumped on the helm. Stay tuned for my review and video from the test sail that will be posted later.