• Laser för kölbåtsseglare

    Bra sammanfattning av Jesper Hoffstedt.

    Efter tio års aktivt bankappseglande i mindre kölbåtar utan ihållande topplaceringar bestämde jag mig våren 2009 för att börja kappsegla Laser. Dels för att få tävla mot många exakt likadana båtar och dels för att lära mig mer om jollesegling och på så vis bli en bättre seglare. I denna artikel om Laser för kölbåtsseglare beskriver jag lite tips som kanske kan vara till nytta för andra kölbåtsseglare som sätter sig i en Laser. Det mesta av informationen kommer från Paul Goodisons RYA Laser Handbook och diverse filmer på nätet. Annat är hämtat direkt från bastun på MKS samt från Gustav Dahlberg som är för snabb för mig, även in och ut ur bastun…

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  • Shorthanded Sailing Norway 2011

    För er som vill ha koll på de norska shorthandedaktiviteterna.

    Terminliste for shorthanded seilaser- og aktivteter sesongen 2010:

    SSN Samling 1 Oslo 19. januar Dronningen
    SSN Samling 2 Oslo 16. februar Dronningen
    SSN Samling 3 Oslo 16. mars Dronningen
    SSN Samling Holmsbu 29.4 – 1.5 Drammensfjorden, med egen båt
    Trondhjem Shorthanded Vår
    Oslofjoden rundt 13.-14. mai Oslofjorden, Asker
    Seilmakeren Doublehanded 25.-28. mai Vestlandet, Bergen
    Helly Hansen Skagen race 1.-4. juni Skagerrak
    Smøla Doublehanded Kristiansund
    Watski Skagerrak TwoStar 22.-25. juni Skagerrak
    Sjøassistanse Shetland Race 22.-25. juni Bergen – Shetland
    Bohusracet 1. – 3. juli Sveriges vestkyst
    Hankø OneStar
    Trondhjems Shorthanded Høst
    Hollænderseilasen Oslofjorden

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  • Hjälp oss hitta på ett båtnamn…

    Ni vet väl att seglarna tar era råd på allvar. Nu senast var det Roy-Erik Steinhaug, Øystein Misje, Espen Fridtjof Hansen och Tom Kristen Hansen som köpte Melges 24 efter era uppmaningar i den här diskussionen. Sweet!’

    Men nu behöver de er hjälp igen.

    Hei Peter!

    Vi fulgte anbefalingene på Blur.se og har kjøpt oss en Melges 24. Det som nå er vanskelig er å finne et navn. Blur er opptatt, så vi har følgende forslag:

    * Team Alban
    * Team BOHICA
    * TEAM jævlig bra seilt guttær
    * BOHICA bend over here I come again
    * CASH FLOW
    * HAVANA CLUB
    * COHIBA
    * Poor Betty
    * Hjemmekontoret
    * FAT BOY
    * Fatduck
    * Sykt Barn
    * Halv Dag
    * Avspasering
    * Adrenalin

    Kanskje kan du hjelpe oss igjen?

    Fler som behöver hjälp är killarna på Gransegel som köpte en Farr 30. De frågar folk på Facebook efter bra namn på sin nya kärra.

    Nya båten måste ha ett coolt namn.

    Vi sökerd en låttitel som man kan spela över fjärden när man spikat race ;-) och då dök massa nya förslag upp. Ett som ligger bra till i nuläget är “Pretty Vacant”.

    Kom in med förslag på låtar med coola titlar på låtar som passar att spelas efter ett race !! Fint pris till den som får “döpa” båten.

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  • Destopnews 2010-43

    DesTopNews is this week exclusively on the flagship event of the 2010 sailing calendar. A special edition on the Route du Rhum La Banque Postale with, for the first time in Destopnews a guest to talk about the social phenomenon that fascinates hundreds of thousands of virtual skippers

    A big fan of the game developed by Virtual Regatta, Aldabra’s Skipper Bruno Ferrando, shares his experience, the challenge of the 9th Route du Rhum and what lies ahead

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  • Farr 30 Pre Worlds

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    Förra gången Letto di Pletto var i Medelhavet med sin Farr 30 var man inte ens nära. Men här spikar man sista racet i Pre Worlds i Hyeres. Way to go!

    Bäst koll har så klart farr30.se.

    Farr 30 VM i Hyeres, Frankrike börjar på Torsdag. De sista dagarna har för VM seglats. Två svenska team finns på plats, Orca från Stockholm och Letto di Pletto från Viken/Halmstad. I solsken, 5 meter och underbar segling spikade Letto sista racet. Besättning: Jan Hägg, Christian Backhausen, Thomas Olsson, Kristian Jensen, Jörgen Preuss och Mattias Dahlström.

    Sailing Anarchy kommer att vara på plats för live blogging till VM som börjar på Torsdag.

    Allt gott
    Mattias

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    Letto tar pin end i starten när Orca är för heta och får vända tillbaka.

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  • Sweet… SeaCart 26

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    Det har ju varit lite förhandssnack kring en ny SeaCart, och det är ju alltid lika spännande att se vad Calle Hennix och Marc Lombard hittar på. Och nu kom alltså SeaCart 26.

    Jag tycker att den ser het ut, men ni som är flerskrovsseglare får tycka till. Är det här något man borde prova på?

    SC26OD General Description (pdf).

    http://vimeo.com/16203046

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    New SeaCart 26 set for take off

    To complement the full-carbon offshore-capable SeaCart 30 that made its debut in 2005, Oceanlake Marine is excited to launch a new 26-foot One Design trimaran for inshore and coastal racing.

    Oceanlake’s quest was to create a One Design trimaran that delivered true high-performance for its size, and one that far exceeds expectations for a production boat. The design brief stipulated that the boat must fold to make berthing and trailering quick and easy. It also had to be versatile and suited for both course and distance racing.

    Multihull expert and designer of the SeaCart 30, Marc Lombard, was the designer. Marc’s prior accomplishments and experience with the 30-footer enabled him to be instrumental in the evolution of the SeaCart 26. Mike Drummond, a member of BMW ORACLE Racing’s Design Team and America’s Cup Hall of Fame, was consulted as a technical advisor. Calle Hennix, founder of Oceanlake Marine, has brought this most recent SeaCart project from concept to reality once again.

    As well as a boat that could be used for intense course and distance racing, another very important design consideration was that it should also be suited to a wide variety of sailors. It should be attractive for club enthusiasts, experienced racers and top professional teams, alike. It had to also provide a relatively easy transition for monohull sailors contemplating the shift to multihulls.

    “We strongly believe we have achieved what we set out to and have created a One Design boat that will become the benchmark in multihull racing,” says Calle Hennix. “We will put every effort into developing an internationally strong class that will have continental and World Championships within a few years,” he adds.

    While it stems from the pedigree of SeaCart’s 30-footer, this new class has been created from a blank sheet. It has been drawn with modern lines including wave-piercing bows, spray rails, curved foils and a comfortable cockpit. The hulls are built in epoxy/E-glass with carbon fibre reinforcing in areas of higher load. The pivoting centreboard in the main hull and optional foils combined with SeaCart’s signature twin rudders will allow the boat to fly two hulls in full control!

    The rig features a carbon fibre wing mast and 26.6m2 high-aspect square-top mainsail. In One Design configuration it will have a 11.2m2 jib and 43.7m2 gennaker. For distance racing a 26m2 Code 0 and larger 57m2 gennaker may be used. North Sails have created the sail plan which is designed to be both powerful and versatile. The One Design Rules will leave the choice of sail manufacturer open and will be governed by a ‘Box Rule’.

    While it boasts systems that will excel when sailing, particular focus has also been given to making it easy to handle when not. A super-light and very efficient folding system has been developed that with the addition of a supporting set of stays allows the mast to stay up even when the boat is folded. A roll-on/roll-off cradle kit can also be supplied to suit road trailers, and two boats will fit into a standard 40-foot container for shipping.

    Tim Shuwalow, Oceanlake Marine’s International Sales Manager says, “I’m eager to expose and promote these great boats to a broader audience. The SeaCart 26 will excite multihull enthusiasts, and monohull sailors have never had an easier opportunity to get into multihulls. It will be a great boat to race for everyone!”

    “Our vision is to create a multihull class that enjoys the strength of numbers seen at regattas like those for Melges sportsboats. Melges is a great example of strict One Design racing, there’s no sports multihull class that comes close but we’re getting set to change that!” says Tim.

    “Never before have multihulls received as much attention as right now. So the timing of the SeaCart 26 is perfect because it will be within the reach of many sailors giving them the chance to sail a high-performance yet easy-to-manage boat, with low running costs,” Tim concludes.

    Composite Marine International (CMI) has been appointed as the official builder of the SeaCart 26. CMI is currently in the final stages of mould construction at their facility in Thailand. Once the first boat is completed in just a few of months it will be comprehensively test sailed before full production commences on the first 10 boats that have already been ordered.

    Despite an overwhelming amount of early interest, Oceanlake Marine is offering attractive deals to reward early adopters to ensure the class is established quickly. Collective buyers will be able to secure multiple boat discounts for a limited time and also cut their shipping costs in half. Orders are being taken now for delivery of the new SeaCart 26 in 2011.

    For more information and images of the new SeaCart 26 please visit www.seacart26.com

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  • anothermultihull?

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    A t-shirt and cap from the manufacturer for the person that gets it right first.

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