Confessions of a Cruiser/Racer...

  2015 Corsair National Championship and Rendezvous - Confessions of a Cruiser/Racer As Reported by Deb Schaefer On Board the F-28, Big Storm Jim Frederick and I are Racers and Cruisers.  We purchased both of our Corsair Trimarans with this objective in mind.  We raced our First Corsair National Championship on our Corsair F-24 MK 1, Summer Storm way back in 1994(?) and every Corsair Nationals held in Florida after that until our last win on board our F-28, Big Storm in 2002.  We would spend... Read More »
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Portsmouth - Multihull Boat Show // 5th to 7th June 2015

Portsmouth, England - 8th Multihull Boat Show // 5th to 7th June 2015 Come on out! Entry is FREE and it will be FUN! Haslar Marina, Haslar Rd, Gosport Hampshire PO12 1NU UK Boats Exhibiting: Corsair Dash 750 MkII, and the Seawind 1160 LIte Simple  /  Fast  /  Light  = Affordable The Seawind 1160 Lite is an evolution of the award winning Seawind 1160. Proven as one of the most versatile multihulls on the market, the 1160 Lite is furnished with a modern interior and is ideal for both family... Read More »
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Development Update #17 - World Launch of the Pulse 600

It’s official! The Pulse 600 is shipping! With the first production boat shipped to its first owner in Brisbane, Australia, the Pulse 600 had its show debut at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 21-24 May 2015, and drew impressive crowds at this much-anticipated launch. There was plenty of buzz around the boat, the first time it has been available for public viewing and test sailing. Having arrived just prior to the show along with a brand-new Corsair Dash MK II, the Pulse 600 was... Read More »
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Overview of Fort McRee, Pirates Cove, Juana's Pagodas

What a perfect place to hold the 2015 Corsair Trimaran Nationals & Rendezvous! Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle and the county seat of Escambia County, Florida,United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 51,923.    Pensacola is a sea port on Pensacola Bay, which is protected by the barrier island of Santa Rosa and connects to the Gulf of Mexico. A large United States Naval Air Station, the first in the United States, is located southwest of... Read More »
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Thanks to all, for making this a great event!

Thanks again to everyone who participated in making this a great event! (An overheard online conversation...just had to share. Many comments coming to Don and Karlene, and to all their helpers!!) Hi Don,  I wanted to say thanks again, Tiffany and I had such a good time and learned so much it's blowing our minds, we can't stop talking about it. So thanks again! Mike Garam, Mentor, OH Blew Bayou, Sprint 750... Read More »
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2015 Corsair Nationals - High PHRF Class Report

Thank you Team SnowFox for reporting on the high PHRF class! This was absolutely an exciting start to the 3 days of racing ahead of us. As we headed out to the G 145 start line on a forecasted light to medium day we found ourselves bouncing in rolling white caps as we entered the start area. I saw then I had not dressed well for the morning as it was a little wetter and cooler than I thought it would be.  Start line was a mite skewed to the RC end making it almost a single point start, but we... Read More »
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"The 2015 Corsair Nationals was, simply, the best"

  (An overheard online conversation...just had to share) Hi Don— The 2015 Corsair Nationals was, simply, the best. We’ve been attending these events, and others like them, for 15 years and the organization and execution of this regatta far surpassed any we’ve experienced. The cruising venues were wonderful and the activities organized so the racers could easily participate – which meant that we were one fleet of trimaran sailors, not two. The racing was well-handled and somehow the weather... Read More »
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2015 Corsair Trimaran Nationals & Rendezvous - Race Results

Results by Boat Class (allowing for one throw-out) Corsair 24
  1. Jim Chambers, Snowfox
  2. Mike Parsons, Little Wing
Corsair F-27
  1. John Collins, Curb Service
  2. Steve Frick, Tritium
  3. David Dawson, Shearwater
Corsair 750
  1. Randy Smyth, Blew Bayou
  2. Bob Hodges, The Dark Side
  3. Larry Geller, Third Tri 2
Corsair 28
  1. Tom Reese, Flight Simulator
  2. John Novak, Overdo
  3. Jim Frederick/Deb Schaefer, Big Storm
Corsair 31/970
  1. Mike Patterson, Belafonte
  2. Bob Gleason, Tri Me
  3. Doug Casey, Tribology
Open Class
  1. Bruce Kuerten, Tercera
  2. Jim...
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2015 Corsair Nationals - Low PHRF Class Report

Another report from the Corsair Nationals, this one is from Dave Calvert. He raced on Tom Reese's Corsair 28R, Flight Simulator, with Tom and Robert Remmers. Thank you Dave! We were in the lower rating PHRF fleet that included three Corsair 28Rs, two Corsair 31s, the new Corsair Cruze 970, and an F-82R. We had not raced against most of these boats so and did not know what to expect. Bob Gleason and Ira Heller, were racing Tri Me, the beautiful new Corsair Cruze 970 with the same rating as the... Read More »
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2015 Corsair Nationals - 750 Class Report

WOW did I meet a lot of great people at the 2015 Nationals. Here's some reporting from Larry Geller and Ken Scott -  Eight Corsair 750's raced as a one design fleet in the 2015 Corsair Nationals hosted by the Pensacola Yacht Club this past weekend, with boats coming from as far as South Florida, Texas and even California! My friend Ken Scott and I raced Third Tri 2 a Sprint 750MK2 as the only two-handed crew in the 750 fleet.  We were gambling that the lighter boat would be faster in light air,... Read More »
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Corsair Fleet at Fort McRee Beach BBQ

  Something like 26 boats out of 35 or so assembled this afternoon on the beach at Fort McRee. I had forgotten what a pretty place it is. The weather is now perfect, warm but not too hot during the day. The boats sailing to Fort McRee from the Pensacola Yacht Club had a nice spinnaker run and screacher reach to the vicinity of Fort McRee before sailing upwind the last mile in gustier conditions with main and jib. Here are two shots of the fleet anchored, just before the gourmet barbeque was... Read More »
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Cruising Report from 2015 Corsair Nationals

Yesterday the Fun Fleet headed west on their interstate cruise from Florida to Alabama to experience the unique ambience at Pirates Cove. The sun even tried to peek out from behind the clouds a few times. But the rain is long gone. They were treated to an aerobatic display from the Blue Angels who are based here at the Naval Airstation and were in the air over Pensacola Bay practicing.   Today after a late breakfast the fleet will make their way east again to Fort McCree at the mouth of the... Read More »
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Corsair 2015 Rendezvous gets underway!

Saturday April 25, 2015--Early bird report Still 4 days to go before the 2015 Corsair Trimaran Rendezvous and Nationals officially starts, and 6 or 7 boats have been here in Pensacola for several days getting a head start on the fun. Above, three of the early arrivals (Corsair 31, 28 and 24)  waiting for the clouds to give way to blue skies before heading out. Luckily they didn't... because later in the day a bad squall blew through. A couple of Corsairs elsewhere in the area dragged anchor,... Read More »
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2015 Lake Erie Multihull Championship and Rendezvous, Put-in-Bay, OH July 31st to August 2nd on Lake Erie

Deepwater/Feeder Race - Thursday, July 30th Registration is Now Open!    Notice of Race is Posted! I-LYA Bay Week is one of the largest fresh-water events in the United States with boats hailing from all over the Great Lakes and Canada.  And this year, Lake Erie Multihull Championship and Rendezvous will be part of this Annual Event.  This event is open to All Corsair Trimarans and Offshore Multihulls.  We have all the necessary elements required to put on a great regatta.  We have the world's... Read More »
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2015 Corsair Nationals - Racing Update #3

Racing Update: 4-3-15 This week we have 22 boats registered from all over the country, at the moment we have more skippers registered from Austin, TX than from South Florida! So attendance is bound to build quickly this month with our regional owners, and we expect to reach 30-40 registrations soon.  Need crew??  Contact Don Wigston, he has a list of a dozen people anxious to fill out your "regular" crew, even if that is just you! READ DETAILS >> Crew Available for... Read More »
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Why join us at the 2015 Corsair Rendezvous?

Ask sailors who have traveled across the country to experience the Corsair Community at a recent Corsair Rendezvous and Nationals in San Francisco or Lake Erie: 2013 Corsair Rendezvous & Nationals - San Francisco, California 2014 Corsair Rendezvous & Nationals - Lake Erie, Put-In-Bay, Ohio Here’s why I’m going to the 20th Annual Event… 1. This year Corsair has an especially strong cruising agenda to take advantage of the great April weather in Pensacola, Florida! The Pensacola Yacht Club, and... Read More »
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2015 San Diego NOOD

The 2015 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta will be held in San Diego, California March 13th - 15th at the San Diego Yacht Club and Coronado Yacht Club. The NOOD Regatta is thrilled to be represented by a new Title Sponsor this year, Helly Hansen! Registration and Notices of Race are now live on Yacht Scoring so sign up today to ensure your spot on the line! There will be a Corsair class and we want to see you on the water, so grab your friends and join us for multiple days of One-Design racing in the... Read More »
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2015 Corsair Rendezvous & Nationals Update #2

  NATIONALS INTRO  I  RESOURCES  I  ATTENDEES  I  RENDEZVOUS INFO  I  ONLINE REGISTRATION_________________________________________________________________________________________________ The 20th Anniversary Corsair Rendezvous and Nationals is just around the corner, the last week of April rolling into the first weekend of May.  Registration Registration is open and the organizing committee asks if you are thinking about joining in the fun, please register as soon as you can. There are several... Read More »
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The 2015 New England Boat Show Is Around The Corner!

The combination of performance from the award winning Corsair C31 and the spacious comfort of the Corsair 37!  The new Cruze 970 is an exciting new model with great sailing pedigree and packed with fantastic new features as the latest model from the design team at Corsair Marine. Prior to the development of the 32ft Cruze 970, over 300 C31s were delivered to owners all around the world making this model one of the most successful trimarans in the world. The C31 was chosen for its great sailing... Read More »
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2015 Lake Erie Multihull Championship and Rendezvous, Put-in-Bay, OH

Announcing the 2015 Lake Erie Multihull Championship and Rendezvous to be held July 31st to August 2nd on Lake Erie at Put-in-Bay Yacht Club, Ohio. The Deepwater/Feeder Race to be held on Thursday, July 30th. Bay Week is one of the largest fresh-water events in the United States with boats hailing from all over the Great Lakes and Canada.  And this year, the Corsairs have been invited back to Lake Erie to be part of this Annual Event. The event is being hosted during the Inter-Lake Yachting... Read More »
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