Sailing the Seawind 1160 Lite from Ensenada to San Diego

Recently we helped friends sail their Seawind 1160 to San Diego from Ensenada, Mexico. First, that meant getting to the boat in meant flying into the San Diego airport, and catching a ride to the border with a UBER driver. We went through Customs, crossing into Tijuana by foot, then picked up a taxi and drove straight to Ensenada. The taxi from the border to Ensenada was about $70.00 and took about 2 hours. The drive from Tijuana to Ensenada is soooooo easy. We soon arrived at the... Read More »
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The journey took 600 nautical miles from Vietnam across the South China Sea

  HOT OFF THE PRESS...the Seawind 1600 nominated for Multihull of the Year 2018 in the Over 50-foot category. Thanks to Multihulls World Mag, and their testing and editorial team! Seawind 1600 #1 delivery report by Shane Grover When a slot opened up on the delivery trip of the new Seawind 1600 Northstar, I leapt at the opportunity. The journey would take the 1600 south from Vietnam, across the South China Sea to Singapore, a good 600 nautical mile journey. This would be a fantastic chance... Read More »
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Baja Ha-Ha XXIV on a Seawind 1190 is the way to go!

Baja Ha-Ha XXIV will be run on October 29-November 11, 2017 from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Here is a short report from Mark Pillsbury, Cruising World. Thanks Mark for sharing! The weather file I downloaded on my borrowed Iridum Go! forecast clear skies, with 2 to 3 knots of breeze last night and sunny conditions with a 2- to 3-knot northwesterly for today. For the most part that was accurate, but as the hours rolled along here aboard Meriweather, and we ticked off the miles sailing... 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 boat.  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 per boat. If you try to get a new one while one already...
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Kiteboard Invitational

Another reason to come out to San Diego...the EXTREME SAILING SERIES! San Diego Kiteboard Invitational $20K Prize Money 4 days of Racing October 19-22, 2017
  • Worldwide Media Coverage
  • In conjunction with the International EXTREME SAILING SERIES
  • Top Kite Boarders in the World
  • Racing begins before the GC32s
The Extreme Sailing Series Act 7, San Diego event will be hosting the 1st Annual Extreme San Diego Kiteboard Invitational, bringing the top riders from around the world. There will be 4 days... Read More »
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"Videos that go beyond sailing"

  Hey check out "Videos that go beyond sailing" Here we have a few "BEST OF" Corsair Trimarans and Seawind Catamarans sailing videos for you to enjoy, as you day dream and plan for your next adventure... maybe lake sailing or some coastal hops until your next BVI trip. Experience life lived outdoors!  See what we mean >>____________________________________________________________________ At 180 Marine we choose to remain ahead of the curve, creating and enhancing innovative client-first... Read More »
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Will Larry Ellison return?

First of all congratulations to Emirates Team New Zealand, well done! One question being asked, will Larry return? I'd like to pass along several interesting articles from Scuttlebutt Sailing News.  Oracle Team USA owner Larry Ellison lost his grip on the America's Cup. Do you think he will return? Will Golden Gate Yacht Club survive the loss? Will other USA teams step forward to challenge for the 36th edition? Click this link to add your comments to the Facebook Page >> OR SKIP THAT... Read More »
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Tahiti Pearl Regatta Summary

The Tahiti Pearl Regatta (TPR) is the sailing rendezvous in French Polynesia, with the 14th edition just completed the 24 to 27th May.  Taking place in the leeward isles, it’s a fantastic way to explore, sail and have fun in an extremely beautiful environment. CORSAIR MARINE was one of the official sponsors of this event showing their commitment to developing the Corsair Fleet worldwide. Present in the TPR Race Village Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th, the CORSAIR MARINE s booth was well located... Read More »
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Pulse 600 racing in the Tahiti Pearl Regatta!

    THE PULSE REALLY GETS AROUND! On May 23rd - 27th the Tahiti Pearl Regatta took place, organized in “Leeward Islands” by boat lovers who joined forces with a common objective in the association Raiatea Regatta, and by the Tahitian Sailing Official Federation, the Tahiti Pearl Regatta is an important event in Polynesian life.           Learn more about the Tahiti Pearl Regatta >>   See more of the Tahiti Pearl Regatta on Facebook >> The Pulse 600 is a sports boat that is about pure... Read More »
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New Pulse 600 owner in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  ​ We've just returned from Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Sailing in Banderas Bay was a fantastic experience.  Located between the states of Nayarit and Jalisco, Mexico's Bay of Banderas is one of the most beautiful of its kind in the world. In fact, it is part of "The Most Beautiful Bays of the World Club," based in France. Besides being the country's largest bay, the Bay of Banderas receives the flow from the Ameca River, which is for all intents and purposes the border that divides the two states... Read More »
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Corsair Nationals - the order of play

Here is the order of play for the Corsair Nationals hosted by the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.  Thanks to beer sponsorships from Corsair dealer Windcraft Boats, Calvert Sails, and the hosting Corsair dealer, Finish Line of the Treasure Coast this event won't lack for refreshment (after the racing of course).  Live music, auctions, prize draws, and dinners mean this will be a fun filled event!  Remember that the whole family is welcome, and with 26 boats already registered, you're sure to make new... Read More »
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5 surprising places that are improving ocean health

  It’s always great to see what positive things are being done to protect and better understand our ocean waters. Here's a good report from Conservation International. A tool developed by Conservation Internet and partners to provide governments, communities, and businesses with the data they need to make sustainable decisions about ocean use has given the ocean its annual check-up. Its health “score”: 71 out of 100, the same as last year. While the score, calculated using the Ocean Health... Read More »
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SAIL Tahiti - the ultimate sailing experience

Ocean sailor Benoit Parnaudeau (Vendee Globe 2004, Route du Rhum and 2 mini transats…) and entrepreneur David Allouch, behind BORA BORA YACHT BROKER ( have embarked on a new challenge: rekindle the multihull passion that is Polynesia’s heritage. “The traditional lagoon boat, light multihulls invented over 1500 years ago by the Polynesian people, has slowly disappeared from our lagoons.  They’ve been replaced by powerboats for fishing or large charter boats.  Luckily the talent for... Read More »
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Rolex Big Boat Series

SAN FRANCISCO — The waters of San Francisco Bay will be churned by more than strong winds and tidal currents next month when a record-size fleet of 112 boats lines up for the 52nd Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted September 15-18 by the St. Francis Yacht Club.   This year’s fleet eclipses by eight boats the previous record of 104 that was set in 2013 during the 50th anniversary regatta. Throughout its storied history the Rolex Big Boat Series has showcased the top end of the sport and this... Read More »
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Sailing Corsair F24 MkII in Queensland

We are currently sailing our Corsair F24, Teleri, up the Queensland coast. The East coast of Queensland is a terrific place for sailing these craft. Follow these links to access two videos we have uploaded on Vimeo of our sailing trip: Name: Tony Adamson State: Victoria Country: Australia   Read More »
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Adventures on a Dash in the Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef Region This was such an interesting family adventure we decided to share it again! This story was first published Oct. 2014. Enjoy. Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia is a dream come true for snorkelers and divers. Regarded as one of the last great ocean paradises on Earth, it is Australia’s largest fringing reef and lies just metres from the shore in many places, so you can snorkel straight off the beach.  The Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area covers more than 600,000 hectares... Read More »
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The Cruze 970 underground...

The Cruze 970  has arrived at boot Dusseldorf after traveling all the way from Southampton UK, trailered behind Marks' 2L diesel SUV. Pics below showing her traveling via the London to Paris tunnel proving once again you can literally go anywhere with a Corsair Cruze 970 Trimaran.     Read More »
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Silver Rudder 2015 – Challenge of the Sea

A Sprint 750 MKII‚ Tri Maiden‘ scored 12th position in a field of 244 starters at the Silver Rudder 2015 – Challenge of the Sea I took part at Silver Rudder 2015 boat race around Fyn – a nice Danish island in the Baltic Sea. It is the world’s biggest single handed offshore regatta. 330 boats of all kinds from small A-Cat to 45 foot racing yachts had been registered, but only 244 showed up at the starting line. The task was, to sail around the tiny island, which in fact turned out to be not... Read More »
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Four Pulse 600s ready to race July 15-19 at Phuket Raceweek!

Entries are heating up for 2015 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek Thailand’s multihulls fleet is growing, especially in Phuket, and with two key events on the local multihulls calendar in July – Multihull Solutions Regatta and the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek – the Green Season is a great time to sail in Phuket. Working closely with Corsair Marine and Multihull Solutions, we are proud to announce a Corsair class at this year’s Raceweek which will include four of the new Corsair Pulse 600... Read More »
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The 40th Annual Regatta Time in Abaco

    The 40th Annual Regatta Time In Abaco will be held between July 3 and July 10, 2015.  This events attracts hundreds of racers and has often been well attended by the trimaran fleet. The format is all about fun, with 4 races spread over 6 days, interspersed with legendary parties on the off days.  The races are “distance” races, with boats usually rounding 3 – 4 marks over courses of 8 – 12 miles.  This allows for some GREAT sailing on our boats, in flat water and nice breezes. Check out the... Read More »
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