TransPac 2017 Winner in Division 6-From Denver, Colorado!

                         April 18, 2018 // 180 Marine Event! The TransPac race is from L.A. to Honolulu. Brad will share what he had to do to prepare the boat, prepare his mental, emotional and physical self to sail and WIN his class! 12 Days: 17 Hours: 51 Min: 21 Secs WHEN: April 18, 2018 Hosted by: Richard Allen / 180 Marine Time: Social 6:00 pm / Presentation 6:30 pm — 7:30 pm WHERE: Pelican Club, at the Lake House in Cherry Creek State Park Admission: FREE For more information >>            ... Read More »
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Mining Olympic Gold on Treasure Island!

This is great news! A dedicated effort for developing young sailors in outstanding sail training conditions - San Francisco Bay! SAN FRANCISCO, April 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FAST USA, the Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology, has opened at Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC). FAST USA combines the resources of a three-way partnership between TISC, the St. Francis Sailing Foundation, and US Sailing, the sport's national governing body. The partnership will enhance the community-based... 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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National Sailing Hall of Fame member rescued off Sanibel

National Sailing Hall of Fame member rescued off Sanibel after craft capsizes during race. Randy Smyth's attempt at repeating or beating a record he set in 2017 in an 300-mile expedition-style race down the west coast of Florida fell short on Saturday when the National Sailing Hall of Fame member's boat capsized 12 miles south of Sanibel Island. Smyth, 63, of Fort Walton Beach, one of North America's top multihull sailors, was rescued without injury off his 20-foot trimaran sailboat Sizzor by... Read More »
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WaterTribe Everglades Challenge Disrupted

"The purpose of WaterTribe is to encourage the development of boats, equipment, skills, and human athletic performance for safe and efficient coastal cruising using minimal impact human and wind powered watercraft based on kayaks, canoes, and small sailboats." WaterTribe Everglades Challenge Tampa Bay To Key Largo In Sea Kayaks, Canoes and Small Boats OVER THIS PAST WEEKEND... News as reported by Pressure Drop.us COAST GUARD TERMINATES WATER TRIBE EVERGLADES CHALLENGE NEAR ENGLEWOOD, FLA. ST.... Read More »
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How to realize your dream...before you retire

March 1, 2018 - DENVER Learn how Colorado skippers recently changed their lives by deciding to work and sail now…not work and wait! We’ve all sailed a charter, but this group of Colorado Cats has discovered unique ways to realize the dream... making cruising a monthly gig years ahead of schedule.   Speakers: Bill Edwards and Katie Smith, Seawind 1160 Cat Bill has owned four yachts during his sailing career. Most recently a Seawind Catamaran 1160 Lite, Seawind 1000, Corsair 28 Trimaran, and Bill... Read More »
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"The 760 loves the wind and loves the waves"

Meet the Corsair 760 racing trimaran team at Geelong Festival of Sails What is the Festival of Sails all about? The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere with over 300 yacht entries and 3,000 competitors annually taking part in the event. First held in 1844, the Festival of Sails Regatta is one of the nation’s oldest sporting events, and has evolved over many years culminating in its current format as Australia’s foremost keelboat regatta. Running... Read More »
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COYOTE - The Mike Plant Story

Coyote is a feature documentary about legendary American sailor, Mike Plant. Spanning the decade from his arrival in professional offshore sailing in the mid-80s, the film follows Plant’s daring spirit as he challenges both mother nature – around the world alone on a sailboat – and French dominance in the sport. Chronically underfunded and undermanned, Plant’s thirst for adventure and fearless belief in his dreams drive him to become an American hero of the sea. His wild blue eyes and boyish... Read More »
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Dramatic Redondo Beach Harbor Rescue

In case you missed this...wind and waves took this sailboat up on the breakwall! The rescue was done by the Redondo Beach Fire Department. What would you do? Here are a few other "challenges at sea" articles. Silver Rudder 2015 – Challenge of the Sea 8 Recommendations for Safe Sailing Chinese single-hander Guo Chuan went missing...  Read More »
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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in San Diego

The Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in San Diego will be hosted by the San Diego & Coronado Yacht Club on March 16-18, 2018. Sailing World is the organizing authority (OA) of this event. San Diego Yacht Club is the host club and will provide race management.  The regatta is open to any boat of 25 feet LOA or greater that holds a current PHRF certificate. A boat shall be assigned to a division according to rating and other factors at the discretion of the (OA). All decisions of the OA regarding... Read More »
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2018 Miami International Boat Show

Join us at the Miami International Boat Show February 15—19, 2018. We are pleased to display the all new Corsair model the Corsair 760R but also two new catamarans from the Seawind range of performance cruisers. The popular 38’ 1160 Lite and the first public appearance of the new 41’ Seawind 1260. Both will be on display and available for test sails after the show. Contact either one of us to reserve a spot for a test sail. We are not salsmen we are sailors.   Don Wigston / Windcraft / Your Gulf... Read More »
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Corsair Trimarans are built for the R2AK!

You may have already heard about this race, but if you haven't here's a short run down. 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 god’s green earth. R2AK is based on the hardest kind of simplicity: You, a boat, a starting gun $10,000  if you finish first, A set... Read More »
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West coast events you don't want to miss, starting January 2018

For Starters...The San Diego Sunroard Marina Boat Show / January 25-28, 2018 at Sunroad Marina If you are a boater, don’t miss this once a year event! We’ll have the brands and companies you’ve come to know and love, as well as new marine services and products, free boating seminars, boat rides, libations and more. Come join us! Fair Winds, Jim Behun, Show Director This year, you’ll find: • New & Pre-Cruised Sailboats and Motor Yachts at our In-Water Display • Dozens of Marine Vendors with the... Read More »
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February 2018 - Sarasota Bay Multihull Regatta

Registration is open for the SBMR 2018. Corsair trimarans are gathering this winter at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.  WHEN: Friday, February 23, 2018 - Sunday, February 25th, 2018 WHERE: Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy Sarasota, FL 34236 COST: Check NOR CONTACT: Jim Chambers or Jim Bouorgoin Be there on February 22nd to register and set up for three days of racing our unique boats starting on the 23rd. We expect 20-25 boats with a lot of familiar faces and several newcomers to... Read More »
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Two days after rounding Cape Horn

François Gabart professional offshore yacht racer increases lead amid rough ride.  He's flyin' just flyin' around the world! (December 5, 2017; Day 32, 19:00 FR) – Two days after rounding Cape Horn, François Gabart has met tough wind and sea conditions off Argentina in his attempt to beat the single-handed round the world record. However, the skipper of the 30m MACIF trimaran continues to make great northerly progress in the Atlantic, covering 756.0 nm in the past 24 hours along Argentina’s... Read More »
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Volcano in Bali viewed from a Seawind 1160 Lite

  BALI's highest volcano Mount Agung appears on the brink of larger, more violent eruption as it spews out a massive ash cloud and destructive cold lava, officials have warned. Here is the latest report from CNN - Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (CNN)Bali residents living next to a smoldering volcano are being urged to evacuate as soon as possible, amid warnings from emergency agencies of another larger eruption. Almost 30,000 people have already left the area around Mount Agung since it began... Read More »
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What lies below reveals what lies ahead

  Without urgent action, coral reefs face extinction. Coral reefs are one of the most important and diverse ecosystems on the planet. They are the rainforests of the sea.  1. They are an incredible food supply for the 1 billion people who rely on them. 2. Reefs generate $36 billion dollars and create millions of jobs in the tourism sector alone. 3. Health corals protect our coastlines from tsunamis, hurricanes, and floods. We just watched "Chasing Coral" — a Netlfix Original documentary. With... Read More »
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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 Ensenada...it 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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Unpacking the Corsair 760 Sport in Melbourne

Another day another boat arrives. This time for Michel Van der Zwaard in Melbourne with the new generation Corsair 760 Sport featuring carbon rig. Keep an eye out at Martha's Cove for this new baby and at Festival of Sails in Geelong. Stay tuned for more pics. Congratulations Michel Multihull Central Unpacks the Corsair 760 Sport All Corsair trimarans are built to withstand the toughest conditions. But the Corsair 760 models including the Corsair 760 SPORTare finely tuned to turn numbers into... Read More »
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Why buy a Corsair Cruze 970?

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 one of the latest models from the design team at Corsair Marine. Origin  Corsair has built over three hundred C31s delivering to locations all around the world where our customers have sailed this tough, proven performer in a wide range of conditions. In 2010, a C31 Ultimate... Read More »
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