BEng (Hons) Yacht Design and Production Student

Aaron Kagon


For over 4 years, I have been a volunteer deckhand aboard Exy and Irving Johnson, twin 33m brigantines that sail out of the Port of Los Angeles. While sailing on tall ships, I developed an interest in traditional sailing vessels, especially schooners. By gaining experience on true "working" tall ships, I have been able to think about what makes a well designed sailing vessel both in terms of sailing performance as well as deck and interior layouts. Many of my designs are a reflection of experiences I have had sailing over the years.