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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7 Pulse 600's enter the Wurstfest Regatta 2!

This year's Wurstfest Keelboat and Multihull Regatta will be held on November 10 - 12, 2017 at the Lake Canyon Yacht Club. They anticipate the following one-design classes:
  • Catalina 22
  • J/22
  • J/24
  • J/70
  • Melges 24
  • PHRF Spinnaker
  • PHRF Non-Spinnaker (A & B Fleets)
  • PHRF Non-Spinnaker Big Boats
  • PHRF Trimaran
  • Corsair Sprint 750
  • Corsair Pulse 600
  • Portsmouth Catamaran (A & B Fleets)
  • F18
  • Hobie 17
  • Hobie 18
  • S9
  • Viper 640
  • VX One
It's fantastic to see 7 Corsair Pulse 600's enter this year! Racing will occur on Canyon Lake on... 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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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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Funny and informative sailing stories via podcasts

Podcasts are the best. Listen to this new (free) series of podcasts by 59 North, LTD. They are funny and informative stories with fabulous narration. Kudos to the team for bringing this to the listening world.  Presented by Forbes Horton Yachts. Tales from the High Seas, told week by week. Hosted by Lee Cumberland And narrated by Duncan Hood. Produced by 59 North, Ltd. Season one features the audio rendition of "Brave or Stupid," a story about Janne Larsson & Kalle Andersson, two unassuming... Read More »
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Seawind Catamaran 1160 LITE at 2017 Annapolis Boat Show

The 2017 Annapolis Boat Show did not disappoint. The weather was perfect, there was great attendance, and many, many beautiful boats and products on display. This year on display was the Corsair Cruz 970 and the Seawind 1160 LITE. Seawind Catamarans is Australia’s premier designer and builder of performance cruising sail catamarans, producing some of the world’s best designs that are sold all over the globe. With over 30 years experience manufacturing and designing multihulls, the company has... Read More »
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Military Appreciation Day

The SEAL Family Foundation presents Military Appreciation Day, San Diego, California - Military Appreciation Day: Friday, October 20th, 2017 We want to thank all of our military and their families for all that they do! And for the general public, this day provides an opportunity to say thanks to all those, past and present, who have contributed to the U.S. military. Come join us and let us celebrate you! Schedule of events:
  • 1:15 pm – Color Guard
  • 1:25 pm – Vocalist – Singing the National Anthem
  • 1:30...
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Humpback whales are back under the Golden Gate Bridge

So what's going on with the humpback whales in San Francisco Bay? Here is an interesting article from the Marin Independent Journal, published in July 2017, by Mark Prado. Photo by Leslie Richter Many of us race and casually cruise around in the bay and may know all about the humpbacks but for those who are not as familiar here is a good story! They’re back. For the second straight year, humpback whales are finding their way into San Francisco Bay in large numbers and causing quite a stir. With... 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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