brooklin boatyard

pyi-kiwi-12-16

hh 66 banner

gunboat-banner-ad-png

west system fp banner ad 1 15

diab big

ullman banner ad

seadeck banner2

fish side 5 17

pyi vendee ad

melges m 14 banner ad

trogear ad

onesails top banner

bente banner

hh-banner-top-9-21

ocean volt 17

Article Separator

With R2AK 2017 fast approaching, revisit last year’s craziness in the Inside Passage with this awesome new video from OffCenterHarbor.com.

The Rooks brothers entered R2AK 2016 in a Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2 because it was the boat they had – and it took just about everything they had to finish the 750-mile race.

 

May 11th, 2017

Article Separator

If there is one thing we love about the crew at Waterlust, it is their ambitious insistence of doing and seeing as much cool shit as they can. This one sounds good…

 

May 10th, 2017

Article Separator

Can we take back what we said about the “sounds like a good idea” video?

 

May 10th, 2017

Article Separator

incidenceThe Vendée Globe 2016 is about to come to an end, and for Incidence Sails – the first French sailmakers, now returning to offshore racing – this record-breaking round-the-world race was a resounding success.

Six competitors were equipped with Incidence sails: Eric Bellion (Comme Un Seul Homme), Arnaud Boissières (La Mie Câline), Bertrand de Broc (MACSF), Morgan Lagravière (Safran), Paul Meilhat (SMA) and Rich Wilson (Great America IV) – and no one had problems with any of their sails. Three of the boats, SMA, Safran and Comme un Seul Homme, had foresails made in DFi and were very happy with them.

‘The results from this Vendée Globe and indeed from the whole 2016 season are very positive, at all levels, as far as my sails are concerned,’ explains Paul Meilhat, who had a superb race. Always in the top five, he was in the top three at one point, until his forced retirement two-thirds of the way through the race.

Read on.

 

May 10th, 2017

Article Separator

A very nice look at the new Pac 52’s from Dago last weekend by Justin Richard. But there are “teething” issues…

 

 

May 9th, 2017

Article Separator

238a6afd-7d18-4a6c-94a4-48e300ca978c

We’re as far from a press release mill as you can get from a sailing site, but sometimes they’re worth a second look, and the note we got from the International OK Dinghy International Association today was one of those.  It seems the OK Dinghies are now being promoted by the same team that’s had so much success building the European Finn Class into the envy of dinghy fleets, and that means it’s a fleet to keep your eyes on if you’re looking for something new mixed with something old.  Here’s an excerpt of the story on the revival of OK racing in the Med.  Robert Deaves photo.

In 2013 a very old OK Dinghy was rescued from the bottom of a garden in the South of France and after lots of cleaning, repairing and painting, was restored to racing condition. It was the beginning of a revival in OK Dinghy sailing on the Mediterranean coast of France.

The old OK Dinghy had been built by, and was in the garden of, the former top French OK Dinghy sailor, Daniel Dahon, later a Finn and Star coach to some of France’s top sailors. The boat was renovated by Henri Berenger of the Société Nautique de Sanary, which is located about half way between Toulon and Marseille. Another OK Dinghy appeared soon after and there were now two boats sailing at Sanary. By 2017 this number had grown to around 15 OK Dinghies sailing in the area, now mainly based at Bandol because of public works in Sanary harbour.

As is often the case with a revival, enthusiasm and competitiveness grows fast and many of the old boats were soon replaced with newer and better equipment. The fleet now consists of mainly new boats with carbon masts, and enjoys some very competitive and close racing.

Such was the growth of the fleet that in May 2017 they decided to run the a Mediterranean Championship at the Société Nautique de Bandol from 5-7 May.

Read on.

May 9th, 2017

Article Separator

Drone shot of MC38 by Bob Fowler

Mcconaghy’s MC38 is yet another bit of proof that a beautiful design and good value don’t mean shit when it comes to selling boats. We raved about the super sportyacht when she first launched, but without an organized international marketing plan and the ridiculous ouster of  Jono Morris, the quick one-design never caught on outside of Sydney.  It is also worth mentioning that the idiots who now run Mcconaghy won’t even return our e-mails regarding advertising with us. A sad state of affairs of a once great builder

Fortunately for some of New South Wales’ best-known team owners and the hotshot pros and amateurs they fill them up with, most of the boats ended up racing in a nice little fleet in and around Sydney, and Bob Fowler caught this shot of one of them during the first MC38 Winter Series event in Pittwater over the weekend.  Croaky took the win with Maserati.

A long, weird video from the regatta is over here.

May 9th, 2017

Article Separator

Melges 14 Fleet

Big Pimpin’

While retaining post-school sailors in the sport continues to present a challenge we all need to solve, High School sailing is one of the fastest growing sectors of sailing..  In the Midwest, Melges and The Great Lakes Boating Festival are doing their part to get those teens pumped up with the Melges 14 Stadium Sailing High School Challenge.  Here’s the release from Melges:

High school sailors will battle it out in the new Melges 14 at the Melges 14 Stadium Sailing High School Challenge on Sunday, May 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It’s going to be an adrenaline-fueled regatta on a course close to the crowd. No doubt an exciting event for spectators in the stands. 18 short races in 4 hours start to finish. Participating schools (including Grosse Pointe North, Grosse Pointe South, Brother Rice, Liggett, Detroit Country Day and Cranbrook) will each choose one boy and one girl to represent their school in the Melges 14 Tour event.

Melges 14 Stadium Sailing is part of the Great Lakes Boating Festival, a three-day boat show at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club May 19-21 where the Melges 14 will be on display and available for anyone to demo.

For more details on how you can watch or help out, go to the event site here.

May 9th, 2017

Article Separator

3 sheets to the wind

We thought you’d enjoy this. The ONE Palma team repaired a OneSails Gennaker with a bed sheet from the boat ON the water during the Palma Vela regatta in the Med this weekend. The boat is Cuordisole, a Swan 601. Here’s the story: On the last day of Palma Vela we had two windward leeward races. On the second downwind leg of the first race, we managed to rip the kite and ended up finishing that race with a 2-3m2 hole.

After the finish, we had about 25 minutes before the second race start, which was enough to come up with the idea of using two bed sheets from onboard. That with some double sided tape to cover the hole and fiberglass tape to reinforce the cotton bed sheet got us to the end of the race with no more issues. And it’s still there!

 

May 8th, 2017

Article Separator

backyard find

From the forums, jump in if you know what it is.

 

May 7th, 2017

cst banner ad

hh 55 new

hancock ad 6 16

front-banner

rapido banner

schwab tower ad 1 15

ewol banner ad

fareast-28-ad

http://www.camet.com/