Where we come together... Harmonic Convergence Trans-Tahoe Race

I'd like to share what my friend Ross Stein, a former BAMA Race Chair, has to say about the Harmonic Convergence. This summer event the multis have an overnighter on the beautiful Emerald Bay, where they anchor with their transoms just kissing the beach. There is a potluck dinner and beach party Thursday evening. Its usually a fast afternoon reach down from the Coast Guard ramp near Tahoe City, and a motor sail back mid-day on Friday. The ramp is an excellent facility. Boats coming to Lake Tahoe... Read More »
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Unbelievable sailing in the Arctic on a Corsair F-31 UC

On July 8th, 2010 Captain Tommy D Cook boarded the Sailing Vessel CAPTAIN LEMUEL R BRIGMAN III and departed Happy Valley – Goose Bay Labrador to continue the great adventure started from Two Harbors Minnesota last spring. After traveling 3388 nautical miles through the Great Lakes and out the Saint Lawrence Sea Way, the CAP’N LEM wintered over in Labrador while Tommy returned to Port Angeles Washington to prepare for the next leg of this journey. Capt. Tommy spent the winter in physical training... Read More »
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What's Up and What's on T2PTV

From the East Coast to the West Coast, these guys cover it all! Serious and silly boating situations on T2Ptv. T2P is an amalgamation of talented people with big ideas and a love for creating in any form of multi-media, with most having a long history linked to sailing. Located in Annapolis, MD. Check their stuff out! Read More »
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West Coast Sailing School an ASA Training Facility

We’ve teamed up with the American Sailing Association (ASA) to become the leader in sailing instruction geared towards multihull sailboats. We get you on a catamaran faster than anybody in the San Diego area. West Coast Sailing School has the boats and instructors to get you from a beginning sailor to capably skippering a large catamaran on your own. Our system is set up to maximize your time sailing, and get sailors aboard catamarans as quickly as possible.   Our sailing school philosophy and... Read More »
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Increasing attendance at Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race week

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to race at Charleston Race week this year, but in 2014 I'll be ready! Here are some highlights from 2013 race brought to us by T2P.tv. Registration for the regatta, now in it's 18th year, just passed 300! This marks the 6th consecutive year of significant growth, with a 15% increase from 2012. Read More »
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Cruising Through Cruising Guides - Part 1

Lately, I have been searching through various cruising blogs and websites and have come up with quite the collection of great resources for planning my next sailing adventure! I will try to add on to the “Cruising Through Cruising Guides” series over time to offer you with the best (in my mind) resources for planning a sailing trip. I will start my recommendations for planning sailing trips with The Online Cruising Guide. This is a unique website in the way you navigate to explore different... Read More »
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Planing with Friends!

                          We are planing in about 20 knots of wind. Everyone is as far aft as possible to keep the bow up, but still, the transom is a bit out of the water. Monica is playing the jib, Bill (red jacket) is trimming the spin (our spin sheet goes through two auto-ratchet blocks and then once around the cabin-top winch), and Evan is calling the layline and traffic for the coming gybe. — Ross Stein, Monica, Evan Freedman, and William Pace in Berkley, California, USA   Read More »
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Multihulls vs. Monohulls: Advantages

Ever wonder what the advantages of a multihull sailboat are over a monohull sailboat? As a beginning sailor myself, I have! I ran across this awesome article from West Coast Multihulls (San Diego, California, USA) that explains the advantages a multihull sailboat provides in relation to Level of Sailing, Speed/Sailing Performance, Safety/Unsinkability, Flipping Over, Motoring Performance/Maneuverability, Crew/Living Space, and Shallow Draft/Beachability. I hope you enjoy! MULTIHULL VS MONOHULL:... Read More »
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Summer Sailing and Dreams

It's always been a dream of mine to sail to different parts of the world, and live on a boat for a part of my life. I have 'met' some terrific people on here who have the kahunas to quit a practical life and go for it -- living a life at sea. Their stories have woken me up, and rekindled the desire to go out and make it happen. When I read about their adventures, it always makes my heart ache as if I need to fulfill the dream. I've always lived inland, and the largest body of water I was near,... Read More »
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The DASH MK II is unveiled at the Dusseldorf Boat Show

The anticipation was high for the unveiling of the Dash MK II at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January 2013. The finish on the new Dash MK II is superb to its predecessor and is currently the best quality boat we have to offer. The new boat made it's mark to the very discerning European boat show attendees and before we knew it, the show was buzzing with talk about our newest addition. Read more about the boat's premier at the Dusseldorf Boat Show here! READ MORE >> Visit our Events page for more... Read More »
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The Baja Ha-Ha

If you’re new to the Baja Ha-Ha cruisers rally (from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas), you probably have a boatload of questions about it. We hope the following list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) will give you the answers you've been looking for! Q1) When is the Baja Ha-Ha? A1) The event begins every year at the end of October. The 2013 dates are October 27-November 9. Q2) How long has the Baja Ha-Ha been running, and how many boats have done it? A2) 2013’s event will be the 20th (the first... Read More »
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Corsair 24: Multiplying on the Bay

We came across this awesome article written by Meredith Powlison from the January/February 2013 issue of Sailing World and thought you would find it interesting: All the hoopla surrounding the 34th America's Cup has San Francisco Bay's multihull community electrified. Rafi Yahalom’s new Corsair Sprint 750 accelerates around the first windward mark with a sizeable lead. The starboard ama of Lookin’ Good flys over the water as the crew eases the sails. Yahalom turns down to a reach; we hoist the... Read More »
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A beautiful day on San Francisco Bay

Here is a great resource for sailing on San Francisco Bay. TIde and current information is a must. Resources like sailing schools, yacht clubs, sailing forums, marine classifieds, crew lists and much more. This post was contributed by Corsair 24 Fleet Captain, Ross Stein. He has many other great post on NorCal 24- Facebook You can always tell when a Corsair 24 is going flat out: Even though the crew is well aft, the transom and main hull are rising off the water, but the leeward ama is... Read More »
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Screaching

This is a pro photo from the 2009 Vallejo finish, and we are double-slotting with the screach in about 15 kts of breeze, cracked off about 10-15° from a beat. The crew is where they belong (all the way out and aft), there is slight weather helm (which is what you want), the wake is flat, the leeward ama is as deep as you want to submerse it without bad things happening, and Carlo Passalapi has his hand on the screach sheet (never cleat it in breeze). But this is the view you never get of your... Read More »
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The Silver Rudder

The Silver Rudder – ironman of the sea - is an annual single hand regatta, which takes place 20th september 2013 in Funen (Fyn), Denmark. 143 Nautical miles. CONGRADULATIONS to Martin Moller who has completed and won the the event on a Corsair Dash MKII , Sven Moller no relation took out 2nd place on a Corsair Dash MkI ,Hull no 001. Fantastic effort from the boys. Martin Moller Read More »
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Sailing Memories

We love sailing around in our Corsair Sprint 750 MK II! Our girls love to set up a boom tent and spend time in the shade it provides. So many good memories on this boat... from our kids jumping off the stern to family beach barbecues! This boat is awesome and the memories we’ve made with it are priceless! Thanks, Corsair! The Van Dongen Family Read More »
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Bonheur a huit sur blanc - Happy eight on white

We have so many special memories on out Corsair 37RS! It's a fantastic boat for family cruising. We enjoy cruising at 10-13 knots with light sails and be relaxed with your crew (aka our family). Great boat with enough room for all eight of use! From our family "Bonheur a huit sur blanc", to yours Corsair, merci beaucoup! The D'Amour Family                                       Read More »
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Bermuda to St Martin, and everything in between

This is a picture of me on my Corsair Carbon C37 on the annual southen passage I sail between Bermuda and St Martin. I love sailing this route and just thought I would share this memory with you all! I personally have sailed and owned just about every model produced by Corsair over the years and can't imagine owning any other kind of boat. This C37 was customized and set up for single handed, with halyards running back to cockpit - just amazing! Thanks again for the best memories with your sail... Read More »
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We love our new Dash!

My wife and I received our new Dash a couple weeks ago and are having a blast. Thanks for making such a great boat! Here is a picture of our 3rd adventure in Destin, FL last weekend. We finally agreed on the boat's name, "Amihan", which is the season dominated by the trade winds, which are experienced in the Philippines as a cool northeast wind. Thanks for the great boat, Corsair! Mike and Manette Kirkpatrick Read More »
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Ellison: "This regatta has changed sailing forever"

"This was the most magnificent spectacle on the water" Congratulations to ORACLE TEAM USA for giving us incredible entertainment! WOW what a race! ORACLE TEAM USA founder Larry Ellison jumped aboard his sleek and swift AC72 moments after the crew had crossed the finish line of Race 19 of the 34th America’s Cup, a winner-take-all race. “I wanted to let them know they’d just won the America’s Cup,” said Ellison. “And that’s what I told them; that’s what I said.” The victory brought to a close the... Read More »
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