• Ocean Racing


    En ny tidning, Ocean Racing finns tillgänglig online. Det är en engelsk version av Course au Large. Fokus på havskappsegling och oceansegling. Suveräna bilder!

    De vet vad de skall göra för att få göra undertecknad glad: ett uppslag om Open 40, en sida J-122, en del coola prylar och profiler på seglingsfotografer (Gilles Martin-Raget, Christian Février, Benoit Stichelbaut, Thierry Martinez, Jean-Marie Liot, Yvan Zedda och Jaques Vapillon). Wow!

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  • Boat of the Year


    Enligt Sailing World är det Esse 850 (som vi dreglat över tidigare). X-35 blev bästa Racer/Cruiser.

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  • Ultimate Sailing


    Sharon Green bor i Santa Barbara, Californien, och började fota kappsegling redan som tonåring. Hon fick ganska snabbt 6 helsidor med biografi och bilder i “Yachting” och sedan dess har det rullat på. Hon firar nu 25 år som fotograf med jubileumskalender och boken “Ultimate Sailing“. Julklappstips!

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  • Ny version av Expedition

    Nav- och taktikmjukvaran Expedition kom just i version 4.2. Nick White sammanfattar:

    “We’ve upgraded the network interface, giving some exciting new possibilities and have added support for some new instrument systems. If you have a legacy KVH Quadro system, Exp now supports your system. We’ve also enhanced Ockam, Silva and AIS support.

    The really exciting news is that Expedition now supports the Racing Bravo instrument system as used by the leading Americas Cup teams. Racing Bravo is universally acknowledged as being the highest performing instrument system available. It is a refreshing step up in terms of all performance, versatility, ease of use and reliability from the legacy systems used by some other AC teams.

    In line with our new association with Racing Bravo and our AC users, we have taken the opportunity to further refine the short course racing functions in Expedition – the start-line display, countdown timers and general windward-leeward course support are all noticeably improved.

    While we already know through feedback and comparative testing that Expedition’s optimal routing is the only option for ocean races, it is satisfying to see this demonstrated time and time again in the major races – such as the Volvo Ocean race, Transpac and Bermuda races. We’ve managed to make some small, but noticeable improvements to the optimal routing functions.

    Weather support and display has been enhanced, including new support for ProGrib and Ocens WeatherNet services. We even have a free grib file viewer available.

    We’ve also found time to refine Expedition’s C-Map and Bsb charting. Polars have some exciting new features and there is even a Google Earth function, which is great for web publishing or just sharing your voyages with friends and family.”

    Man släpper alltså ett gratisprogram, ExpeditionLT som är en så kallad “Grib viewer” för att kunna spela upp och analysera väderfiler. Bra sammanfattning av begreppen kring GRIB-filer och läsare finns på WIKIsailing (ambitöst av Carl Jarnling).

    Racing Bravo låter ju extremt cool. Inte för att skruva på sin egen båt, men ur ett tekniskt/teoretiskt perspektiv. All info jag hittar är på Spanska (Un sistema de navegación para alta competición), nån annan som har koll?

    Update 061219: här finns RacingBravo!

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  • Norrmännen överens

    Nu har man kommit överens kring säkerhetskurserna i Norge. Nu räcker det att skepparen gått ISAFs säkerhetskurs för att man skall få starta i Watski Skagerak Two Star. Fortsatta diskussioner (framförallt om alla kurser) på SEILmagasinet.

    Nedan mailet som kom idag:

    Til alle påmeldte i Watski Skagerak Two Star 2007

    I lang tid har det pågått en heftig diskusjon om sikkerhetskurs. Norges Seilforbunds styre har nå fattet et vedtak som vi som arranggør er nødt til å forholde oss til. For Watski Skagerak Two Star vil det bety at en person (fortrinnsvis skipperen) i hver båt må ha kurset.

    Dette fraviker fra de forutsetninger som lå til grunn da man meldte seg på regattaen. De som ønsker å trekke seg av denne grunn vil få sin startkontingent refundert. Svarfrist for å trekke seg av denne grunn er 31.12.2006. (De som står på venteliste blir tilbudt plass så fort noen trekker seg)

    Vedtakets ordlyd:

    1. OSR 6.01 gjelder i sin helhet fra 01.01.2008.

    2. For 2007 gis det følgende dispensasjon:

    ”6.01.1 At least 20 %, but not less than two members, of a crew, including the skipper, shall have undertaken training within the five years before the start of a race in both 6.02 topics for theoretical sessions and 6.03 topics which include practical hands-on sessions.”

    Endres i Norge til:

    ”6.01.1 At least 20 %, but not less than one member, including the skipper, shall have undertaken training within the five years before the start of a race in both 6.02 topics for theoretical sessions and 6.03 topics which include practical hands-on sessions.”

    Dette reduserer antall deltagere til ca 50 %, og arbeidsgruppen mener at det derfor er tilstrekkelig kapasitet for å gjennomføre påbudte sikkerhetskurs for aktuelle seilaser I 2007.

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  • Grattis Malö!


    Inte snabbast i skärgården, men mycket fina båtar. Nu har Malö 40 valts till “Import Boat of the Year” av Cruising World. Grattis!

    “…Malö 40 prevailed because of, in the words of one of the judges, “a superb job of meeting the needs of long-distance cruising couples in terms of sailing ability, safety, and price.”

    The Malö 40’s systems stood out, earning an A rating from judge Ed Sherman, a stickler for detail. He said, “It’s a sweet-sailing boat. Everything on the boat that we tested was of maximum quality.” The Malö 40 was also judged as Best Midsize Cruiser…”

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