BAMA San Francisco - Bay Area Multihull Association

There's always something going on in San Francisco Bay! The sailing season usually starts in March or April, depending on the year, and runs into September. During this period you can sail almost every day if you are willing to do a little driving. Winds during this period will range from the mid-high teens to occasional "nuclear days." There are many in the windsurfing community that sail all year long! That will require sailing before, during and after winter storms. These usually results in... 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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Hey Corsair Skippers!

      Get in on the action! The Helly Hansen NOOD San Diego is coming up and online entry is open and ready for you. The Notice of Race and Online Entry are both available on Yacht Scoring.  Please go to to enter today. In order for us to best plan for an awesome event, we are wondering how many boats you expect in your fleet this year?  Hopefully the number is bigger than last year and any help you guys need in getting the word out, just let us know we... Read More »
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The award winning Pulse 600 arrives at the Providence Boat Show!

Come on out this weekend to see the Pulse 600. Designed by Francoise Perus of Perus Yacht Design, the Pulse 600 is designed as a simple, safe and exciting one design day sports boat, made to easily store, and trailer after sailing.  To make sure that anyone interested in the Pulse 600 has a local touchpoint, we’re creating Pulse Performance Centers. These select dealerships serve as a hub for all things Pulse 600. Whether you’re interested in casual daysailing or regional racing, full or shared... Read More »
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The Corsair Pulse 600 – A Bright Star at the Atlanta Boat Show!

  The Pulse 600 and Don were featured on "Good Day Atlanta," Chanel 5's Morning News Program. This was a great way to start the show on Thursday morning. Paul Millikin, host of Good Day Atlanta, put Don at ease with his very personable approach to interviewing. He loved The Pulse and of course he wanted one!   The Pulse received a very enthusiastic reception at the show. And it looked so good. We were delighted to meet so many sailors who live and work in and around Atlanta. Many people told us... Read More »
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Watch for the Pulse 600 at Strictly Sail Miami 2016 Show!

  The Pulse 600 is a 20ft folding trimaran from the company that pioneered the genre. This new model has the same well-engineered structure for folding the amas as the original Corsair, as well as a gin pole and tackle to raise the mast. In 20 minutes, one person can get the boat from folded on the trailer to sailing  across the water. Learn More >> You don't want to miss seeing the stunningly beautiful, modern 1160 Lite either!     The Seawind 1160 Lite is an evolution of the award winning... Read More »
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The Pulse 600 built for comfort and speed

This exciting new 20′ trimaran is full of Corsair DNA modernized to meet the latest generation of sailors. On a product more compact and affordable than ever before, you can be part of the growing Corsair Community with over 2000 boats launched and countless hours of fun, excitement, and adventure.  The Pulse 600 was introduced at 35,900 USD, and has not increased in 3 years to continue to make the Pulse very attractive! We live and breathe the details on these boats. Let me know how I can help.... Read More »
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The greatest boat race ever! Race to Alaska!

Here's a great read from Outside, Race to Alaska! In the race are 4 trimarans'—2 Corsair's, 1 custom built and 1 Farrier. The rules: Pilot a boat 750 miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska—no motors allowed. The prize: $10,000 nailed to a piece of wood. The result: Seven capsizings, four lifesaving Big Macs, one dramatic coast guard rescue, and a cast of oddball adventurers who reclaimed the salty heart of ocean racing. By: Abe Streep Oct 14, 2015 On a concrete ramp near the... Read More »
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Well Built Boats Last

I'm talking about quality builds, not race finish positions. We owned a 1992 MK1 (kimosabi) for 3 years, selling her this past June. It was our third Corsair, having previously owned and raced/cruised a 1992 F-27 (fadin fast) and cruised a 1996 F-31 (kimosabi). We mainly raced our MK1. Our last regatta in 2014 was a great way to retire from Corsair racing. The photo of kimosabi screaming to weather with spray flying was taken at our first place finish in a chase race (reverse handicap) including... Read More »
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I am thinking...

I am thinking about purchasing a Sprint or Dash 750 mk ii . Could I "island hop" through the caribbean with these boats Name: Don Boat_Type: sprint 750 mk ii Subject: sailing in the caribbean Read More »
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Summer 2015

Summer is over. You can find our third video, Tres Marrant is Sailing near Montreal Canada See you next year Name: Patrice State: Quebec Country: Canada Read More »
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Great weekend with the Pulse in the UK!

  This Pulse is the first of 5 Pulses headed for the UK, all 5 will be sailed together for the first 12 months as the first UK based one design fleet.  Great weekend "Tri a Tri " spent with Corsair Marine reps , Mark and Ryan from Multihull World UK , The guys show cased the Cruze 970 and the Pulse 600 (Winner of the Italian boat of the year) and C28 . If you missed out , give these guys a call and line up a demo sail. 600 FLEETS ARE FORMING ALL OVER THE WORLD... Read More »
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Windcraft Trimaran Sailing Clinic with Randy Smyth

  Corsair Dealer Windcraft organized and hosted another successful Trimaran Sailing Clinic October 2-4 2015 at the Fort Walton Yacht Club in the Florida Panhandle. At the hands of world class multihull sailor and coach Randy Smyth and his assistant coaches twelve sailors from various parts of the USA saw their sailing skills and knowledge dramatically improve over the two days of this clinic. Participants of all skill levels from novice to experienced were introduced to Randy’s simple but highly... Read More »
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New Question — How is the mast put into place and dropped on f31 or f37?

How is the mast put into place and dropped? Name: Jim Hindes Boat_Type: f31 or even the f37 Subject: Mast Read More »
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The Black Dog Dash 2015 attracted quite a pack of boats!

  Here are a few photos from The Black Dog Dash in Martha's Vineyard on July 18th, The Drone shot shows the beach with The Black Dog Tavern on the left and part of the 16 boat fleet pulled up to the beach. The Corsair Cruze 970 shots are my boat along with new owners Will and Kerry Saltonstall, their daughter Lucy, my wife Jane and Norm Farr. It was a fun time for all participants with an awards ceremony celebrating the 25th Black Dog Dash and great party at Kate Shands and Joe Molinar's house... Read More »
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You Don't Need to Be Rich to Do the Trans-Tahoe Race!

  Get your groove on at the 15th Annual Harmonic Convergence at Lake Tahoe, Overnight at Emerald Bay Thursday July 9. 15 adds up to 6, Best odds at Craps, Take the bet. Lay 5 times odd's if that's what's offering. No one ever lost at the HC. Only happens one night a year. Same hot dice, same hot roller, could've been 5-1, 4-2, 3-3, Everyone's a winner!. Checked out the opening to Emerald Bay today, still 6 feet deep. Get that centerboard up, stay in the center of the channel. For launching...... Read More »
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Corsair Cruze 970 Trimaran: the cruiser of choice

The Corsair Cruze 970 has been an evolution to produce an affordable, safe and comfortable 32 foot cruising Trimaran combining features from the both the larger C37 and outdated C31 trimaran. On Deck One of the biggest and noticeable features is the increase in float volume approximately 20%, offering a  much safer and comfortable ride. The longer waterline and hull shape helps reduce any pitching motion and enables the Cruze to be sailed to her full potential to maximize performance. Taken... Read More »
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Sailing the Pulse 600 was just wicked fun!

  After a long anticipated wait, I was lucky enough to get out for a sail recently onboard the all new Corsair Pulse 600 trailer trimaran following its world launch at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show. Designed by Francois Perus of Perus Yacht Design, the Pulse 600 is designed as a simple, safe and exciting one design day sports boat made to easily store and trailer after sailing. Corsair has had a long history of building innovative sports trailer trimarans, with over 2,000 having been built and... Read More »
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Confessions of a Cruiser/Racer...

  2015 Corsair National Championship and Rendezvous - Confessions of a Cruiser/Racer As Reported by Deb Schaefer On Board the F-28, Big Storm Jim Frederick and I are Racers and Cruisers.  We purchased both of our Corsair Trimarans with this objective in mind.  We raced our First Corsair National Championship on our Corsair F-24 MK 1, Summer Storm way back in 1994(?) and every Corsair Nationals held in Florida after that until our last win on board our F-28, Big Storm in 2002.  We would spend... 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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