What Everybody Ought to Know About the Trans-Tahoe Regatta

1. Trans-Tahoe Regatta begins June 21, 2018 2. It's Lake Tahoe's biggest Regatta 3. The first Trans-Tahoe began in 1963 4. The Trans-Tahoe Regatta is featuring several PHRF divisions 5. The Tahoe City Marine is providing haul in/pout and mooring packages 6. To arrange a package contact Andrew Casci at the Tahoe Yacht Club 7. Lake Tahoe is a high-altitude paradise, along with Lake Dillon in Summit County, Colorado and Lake Granby in Grand County. 8. 2018 Trans-Tahoe Regatta Website >> 9. All of... Read More »
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Fast Corsair 970 for sale on the west coast!

Race to Alaska / No motor, no support, all the way to Alaska. Race is ON! This Corsair 970 is officially racing in the R2AK beginning this week, June 14, 2018. This race isn't for everyone. It’s like the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning, being run down by a freighter, or eaten by a grizzly bear. There are squalls, killer whales, tidal currents that run upwards of 20 miles an hour, and some of the most beautiful scenery on earth.  Learn more about the R2AK >> Corsair’s latest... Read More »
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Experience a Corsair 760 this summer in Colorado!

Demo a Corsair 760 this summer on Lake Granby, Colorado. Lake Granby borders Rocky Mountain, National Park. Who wouldn't want to experience sailing a fast Corsair trimaran on this beautiful lake! Make Granby a "Bucket List" destination! The town of Granby is quickly becoming known as the "in" destination for vacationers for its friendly atmosphere, great location and climate, and close proximity to Denver.  Contact Richard Allen at 180 Marine for details >>________________________________________... Read More »
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The 95th Mills Trophy Race on the Great Lakes!

June 8-9, 2018 Invitational Mills Trophy Race The Mills Trophy Race first staged in 1907, is a stern test of navigational skill as the competitors sail through the night from the starting point at the Toledo Harbor Light to the finish line near Put-in-Bay in the Lake Erie Islands. This is the premier race on Lake Erie and is sponsored by the Toledo Yacht Club. Here is a good report from Matt Markey / THE BLADE, the #1 newspaper in Ohio. The BLADE delivers new and events through print, online,... Read More »
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Pulse 600 Performs at the Samui Regatta

The Corsair Pulse 600, is a speed monster, that can be tamed. On May 26 —June 2, 2018, the Samui is on. The 5-day regatta was full of Pulse 600 racers! There was some great on the water action. What a great event! View all on Facebook/SamuiRegatta/ >>   Big boats had some fun too! Learn more about the Pulse 600  This exciting new 20′ trimaran is full of Corsair DNA modernized to meet the latest generation of sailors. On a product more compact and affordable than ever before, you can be part of... Read More »
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Corsair trimarans are solid!

On Thursday, May 17th John Simonds and Ross were sailing on board their Corsair 28R trimaran north along Queensland's coast towards Cairns. John reported:  "We sailed 65 NM today in 30+ with 2.5m seas downwind. Great boat Corsair :))" "Ross surfing down 3m in 30 knots just under jib :))" _________________________________________________________________________________ At 180 Marinewe live and breathe the details on these boats, let us know how we can help. Direct any questions you may have about... Read More »
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First Annual Bryan McDaniel Invitational Cruise

On May 3rd-May 6th the first annual Bryan McDaniel Invitational Cruise took place. Here are some photos taken at our anchorages. Notably missing in action--Bryan and Jackie McDaniel! We missed them. We did have a marvelous time though. Congratulations to Dan Hammond for successfully completing his first solo sailing adventure from our dock in Mary Esther to Juana's at the Navarre Beach. Although he did not continue with us to our next destination, he enjoyed sailing and fishing near Juana's and... Read More »
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Corsair 760 wins Boat of the Year!

Multihull World Magazine named the Corsair 760 Boat of the Year for boats under 40 feet. This is our new Corsair 760 Sport. It is not painted. This is a graphic wrap, a graduated screen tint on both floats and the main hull. Looks really sporty sailing along. Our friend Bob Hodges says we should name it "Kermit" but Bob, this ain't no froggy. She doesn't hop, she flies.  Ken Kmetz took this photo on our recent multihull cruise. We are anchored in the exquisite Fort McCree anchorage on... Read More »
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Saturday, May 19, 2018 is the start of the National Safe Boating Week

Browse these real-life accounts of boaters who have been "Saved by the Jacket" Saved by the Jacket >>   The Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week, an annual observance to promote safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary, consistent life jacket wear by recreational boaters, Saturday. National Safe Boating Week runs from May 19-25, is the launch of the 2018 North American Safe Boating Campaign, and is endorsed and promoted by the U.S. Coast Guard. As part of National Safe... Read More »
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Corsair 760 trimaran wins "Multihull of the Year" 2018 award!

Corsair Marine International has just received news that they have won “Multihull of the Year” for the 760 in the under 40 foot class. These awards are not only an important message to help them promote their products and brand, but they truly are well deserved recognition of the high quality product that they are currently putting out in the market-place. This is a fantastic achievement and testament to a great design and top quality product! Modern French Design The Corsair 760 offers better... Read More »
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3 Great Pre-Owned Corsair Trimaran Listings

The hardest thing about buying a used fiberglass sailboat is keeping your head straight. With a new boat you (in theory, at least) get what you pay for, but entering the used boat market can be a bit like going through Alice’s looking glass. Is a shiny new 35-foot performance cruiser beyond your pay grade? Not to worry, there’s a fantastic looking used 36-footer with lots of gear for sale on Craigslist for less than the price of a car. Of course, the reality is rarely that simple. Systems and... Read More »
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Spring Multihull Cruise Pensacola area May 3-6 2018

Plans are shaping up for a 2-4 day spring cruise for Corsair trimarans and other multihulls the first weekend in May on the emerald green waters of Florida's Panhandle Gulf Coast. Here's a rough plan, to be fine tuned as the group wishes.   Thursday morning, May 3rd Boats East of the Navarre Bridge, coming from Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther and those arriving from out of town (East Side Gang) can put in at the Fort Walton Yacht Club or on the Santa Rosa Sound at Liza Jackson Park.... Read More »
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BAMA's Doublehanded Races March 24, 2018

  39th Annual DOUBLEHANDED FARALLONES RACE (DHF) Saturday March 24, 2018 Five Concurrent Double Handed Races "DHF PLUS 4" DHF - Farallones, DHWB - Weather Buoy, DHSB - Sea Buoy, DHG7 - Ship Channel G7, DHBL - Boundary Line Change to a shorter course if desired before the start or on the course Safety at Sea Seminar recommended but not required. Both crew required to meet Basic and Venue Education Requirements 2018 Discussion Forums DHF 2018 Skippers Meeting Guest Speakers NOR Sailing... Read More »
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Extravagant Gesture Adventures

These guys caught my attention about how passionate they are about getting out on their Corsair Trimaran 31, (Extravagant Gesture) and the beautiful photography they captured along the way. Here is a short recap of one of George Pare's and Sandie Allen's adventure from Waquoit Bay to Sakonnet Point. Sandie and I just wrapped up our first year aboard Extravagant Gesture. We capped it off with a truly stellar adventure followed by our first haul out. We never imagined we would do so much and... Read More »
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11 Steps to Raising Your Mast on a Corsair Trimaran

For all of you who are new to trimaran sailing, or for the avid Corsair Trimaran sailor who wants a brush-up, here is an awesome list of 11 steps on how to raise your mast on a Corsair Trimaran. You should print this out and keep it on your boat for reference! MAST RAISING PROCEDURE
  1. Untie the mast from all supports.  
  2. Attach cap shrouds and forestay or roller furling headstay to the mast.  
  3. Attach cap shrouds to the chainplates on the floats. If your boat has wire shrouds with Hifield levers take...
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BVI Strong!

Here's a report that was written earlier this month by the owners of “Allende”, Kristiann and Graham Gips. “Allende” is a crewed yacht catamaran operating out of Dream Yacht Charters in the BVI.  Many thanks to Kristiann and Graham for documenting such a fantastic account of their recent journeys through our beautiful BVI. “It’s no secret that the Virgin Islands have been hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. It will be impossible to visit this season without being reminded of the storms. But... Read More »
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Why KNOT? Human Power Only

While this might not be the fastest and smartest way to get to Port Townsend it's sure to be the craziest!  WHAT SEVENTY48 aka 70 miles in 48 hours. Rules are simple: no motors, no support, and no wind. That’s right. HUMAN POWER ONLY. Pedal, paddle, or row. We don’t care. It’s up to you. WHEN Race Start: June 11, 2018 Application deadline: April 15, 2018 Gun goes off at 5:30 PM, and teams have 30 minutes to cross the start line. (And PM is not a typo.  We know what it means and so do you.) WHERE... Read More »
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Getting your (TIP) Temporary Import Permit for your boat

Complying with Mexican law can be hard. Here is a good report from Latitude38 on getting your (TIP) Temporary Import Permit for your Corsair Pulse 600, Corsair 760, Corsair Cruze 970, or Corsair 37. October 4, 2017, Mexico If you’re taking a boat to Mexico or buying a boat you think you might someday take to Mexico, you must be sure that everything is in order with regard to the Temporary Import Permit (TIP). If not, you could have big problems. Some things to remember:
  • There can only be one TIP...
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San Francisco Bay- BBYC Friday Racing

  2017-09-22 BBYC Friday Race from Rafi Yahalom on Vimeo. Life doesn't get much better than this!   Read More »
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Cruise In - Ballena Bay Yacht Club!

On Friday, October 20 starting at 11:00 am — Sunday, October 22,12 pm, Ballena Bay Yacht Club is hosting a 3-day Cruise-In for BAMA (bay area multihull association) members.  The cruise-in is meant to be a relaxed...come as you are..hang-out and enjoy the event. Ballena Bay Yacht Club will arrange to have dinner available Saturday evening. The Clubhouse is open for everyone to meet, enjoy drinks at the bar, and socialize with other BAMA and BBYC Club members. There are no activities planned. I... Read More »
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