Posts Tagged ‘marstrom 32’
With five different boats winning the first five races of the M32 Series opener in Oslo, calling the racing ‘tight’ is something of an understatement. The one boat off the pace is first-time M32 competitor Eivind Melleby’s Team Hydra from Norway, and here’s a shot showing their form on a puffy day in the Oslo Fjord. The M32 proved its beach cat heritage accurate – Melleby’s team was upright and racing 15 minutes after their tip.
Thursday’s highlight reel is here, and the full replay of the live footage is here. Stay tuned to the front page for today’s racing, beginning at 1400 CET/0800 EST with Clean on the mike. Photo credit Henrik Ljungqvist/M32Series.
May 22nd, 2015 by admin
Clean’s been straight from Newport to Norway, and he’s bringing you 3 hours a day of live racing action from the M32 Sailing Series starting in 30 minutes. Perfect for a lazy Thursday morning; tune in above.
May 21st, 2015 by admin
The Marstrom 32 has had an incredibly tumultuous year, yet somehow, the Class has overcome multiple dismastings as well as a management/ownership war over the molds and name of the boat, and the final result is that M32 owners and crew have had an excellent little series in Miami this winter and there are good omens for the future of the beach-cat-on-steroids. Former Berg Composites chief Hakan Svensson helped preside over a huge sale of his former company to Caterpillar, and now the passionate sailor is on to greener pastures – in this case, running a racing catamaran company and class, and possibly even building a stand-alone beach cat racing center out of the Rowing Club in Miami. He’s a very smart cookie, and having someone as bright as Svensson at the helm bodes well not just for the Class, but for beach cat sailing in Biscayne Bay, the new “Lake Garda of the USA.”
Above is a nice look at the series if you are obsessed with slow motion; otherwise, it’s a good example of ‘too much of a good thing’ – but still pretty! There’s a good thread on the M32 Winter Series here.
March 25th, 2014 by admin