A circumnavigation of Santa Rosa Island in the Florida Panhandle

Day One had us all starting at the Fort Walton Yacht Club in Chocktawhatchee Bay, sailing in rain out the Destin Pass into the Gulf of Mexico and then west in the emerald waters of the Gulf in a building breeze to the Pensacola Pass. Once through the Pass and across the finish line we were treated to a catered barbecue dinner and music. Most sailors spent the night at the camp ground at Fort Pickens (the infamous site of Geronomo’s imprisonment) with the luxury of having everybody’s camping gear... Read More »
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50/50 Round the Island Race

Mark your calendar for September 16 – 18, 2016 Announcement from Race Organizer, Randy Smyth Yes, this race was ready for a total ‘face lift’. Sailors got tired of racing 100 miles and straggling home at 2 am or later, often missing the finish party. So, to cater to popular demand we have made the following changes: • Hobie 16’s, WETA’s and other modest speed multihulls will start at Sunrise off the Fort Walton Yacht Club’s gazebo. • Corsairs and other larger Multihulls will start somewhat... Read More »
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Trimaran Performance Sailing Clinic

  We just wrapped up another Trimaran Performance Sailing Clinic with instructor extraordinaire Randy Smyth and two of our devoted assistant coaches Linda Wright and Bruce Kuerten. Seventeen students listened to Randy's simple but unique approach to extracting the most performance from a multihull and put the theory into practice on the water on four different Corsairs: a Pulse 600, a Dash 750, a 28 center cockpit and a 31R. Here is what one participant had to say: "I thoroughly enjoyed... Read More »
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The Pulse 600 continues to impress me!

  The Pulse 600 continues to impress me. I had it out this weekend on Chocktawhatchee Bay Florida in "fairly sporty" conditions--first by myself in perhaps 12-20 knots. Then later in the afternoon with my friend Bob Hodges who joined me for a blast around the bay in winds gusting into the mid to high 20s. Bob is a highly experienced sailor, and has competitively raced boats including Lasers, a Corsair Sprint, a foiling A Class catamaran and a Weta. Let's just say Bob is fairly critical of any... 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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The Pulse 600 is at the Atlanta Boat Show!

  The one design trimaran class, Corsair Pulse 600 is here. Come over and see us at this week's Atlanta Boat Show!     Read More »
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Windcraft Multihulls will be presenting the new Pulse 600 in Atlanta!

  Windcraft Multihulls will be presenting the new Pulse 600 at the Atlanta Boat Show January 14-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Contact Don Wigston (don@windcraft.net) if you would like to see the Pulse at the show and Don will send you a FREE ENTRY TICKET! Check out the Pulse Performance Center Pensacola Florida >> See where Pulse Performance Centers are forming today >> USA - GULF COAST DON WIGSTON Windcraft Inc. 120 Point Comfort Rd. Mary Esther, Florida 32569 Phone:... 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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Spaces available in Windcraft Trimaran Sailing Clinic October 3,4 2015

The next Trimaran Sailing Clinic will be hosted by Corsair Dealer Windcraft at the Fort Walton Beach Yacht Club in the Florida Panhandle October 3,4, 2015. Students will see their sailing skills and knowledge dramatically improve over the two days of this clinic, taught by world class multihull sailor and coach Randy Smyth and his assistant coaches. Students of all levels of experience from novice to highly experienced will be introduced to Randy’s simple but highly effective techniques for... Read More »
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2015 Corsair Trimaran Nationals & Rendezvous - Race Results

Results by Boat Class (allowing for one throw-out) Corsair 24
  1. Jim Chambers, Snowfox
  2. Mike Parsons, Little Wing
Corsair F-27
  1. John Collins, Curb Service
  2. Steve Frick, Tritium
  3. David Dawson, Shearwater
Corsair 750
  1. Randy Smyth, Blew Bayou
  2. Bob Hodges, The Dark Side
  3. Larry Geller, Third Tri 2
Corsair 28
  1. Tom Reese, Flight Simulator
  2. John Novak, Overdo
  3. Jim Frederick/Deb Schaefer, Big Storm
Corsair 31/970
  1. Mike Patterson, Belafonte
  2. Bob Gleason, Tri Me
  3. Doug Casey, Tribology
Open Class
  1. Bruce Kuerten, Tercera
  2. Jim...
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Corsair Fleet at Fort McRee Beach BBQ

  Something like 26 boats out of 35 or so assembled this afternoon on the beach at Fort McRee. I had forgotten what a pretty place it is. The weather is now perfect, warm but not too hot during the day. The boats sailing to Fort McRee from the Pensacola Yacht Club had a nice spinnaker run and screacher reach to the vicinity of Fort McRee before sailing upwind the last mile in gustier conditions with main and jib. Here are two shots of the fleet anchored, just before the gourmet barbeque was... Read More »
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Cruising Report from 2015 Corsair Nationals

Yesterday the Fun Fleet headed west on their interstate cruise from Florida to Alabama to experience the unique ambience at Pirates Cove. The sun even tried to peek out from behind the clouds a few times. But the rain is long gone. They were treated to an aerobatic display from the Blue Angels who are based here at the Naval Airstation and were in the air over Pensacola Bay practicing.   Today after a late breakfast the fleet will make their way east again to Fort McCree at the mouth of the... Read More »
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Corsair 2015 Rendezvous gets underway!

Saturday April 25, 2015--Early bird report Still 4 days to go before the 2015 Corsair Trimaran Rendezvous and Nationals officially starts, and 6 or 7 boats have been here in Pensacola for several days getting a head start on the fun. Above, three of the early arrivals (Corsair 31, 28 and 24)  waiting for the clouds to give way to blue skies before heading out. Luckily they didn't... because later in the day a bad squall blew through. A couple of Corsairs elsewhere in the area dragged anchor,... Read More »
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Spaces available in Windcraft Trimaran Sailing Clinic June 6,7

The next Trimaran Sailing Clinic will be hosted by Corsair Dealer Windcraft at the Fort Walton Beach Yacht Club in the Florida Panhandle June 6-7, 2015. 12-16 students will see their sailing skills and knowledge dramatically improve over the two days of this clinic, taught by world class multihull sailor and coach Randy Smyth and four assistant coaches. Students of all levels of experience from novice to highly experienced will be introduced to Randy’s simple but highly effective techniques for... Read More »
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Corsair Sprint Mk II on display at the Gulfport Boat Show April 9-12

Windcraft will be showing their Corsair Sprint Mk II trimaran at the Gulfcoast Yacht and Boat Show at the Gulfport City Marina, Gulfport MS, Thursday April 9 through Sunday April 12. Don and Karlene will be there to answer any questions about the Sprint or any other Corsair model. And they will be standing by to take your order for a new Corsair Pulse 600 at the introductory price! The Gulfcoast Yacht and Boat Show  is a full on boat show, supposedly the largest on the Gulf Coast, with hundreds... Read More »
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Recap of the 2014 Buzzelli Multihull Rendezvous

With a smile on my face and my Corsair behind me, I pulled into my driveway at 2 am Monday morning after a 9 hour drive home from the Buzzelli Multihull Rendezvous in Sarasota, Florida. The “Buzzelli”, named after the late Bob Buzzelli an avid multihull sailor, has grown out of the first Stiletto Catamaran Nationals 35 years ago into a well-attended 3 day weekend of racing for multihulls of all kinds. And an eclectic group of sailor including the occasional eccentric! The Buzzelli is held every... Read More »
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Windcraft Trimaran Sailing Clinic with Randy Smyth

Another successful Trimaran Sailing Clinic was hosted October 4-5, 2014 by Corsair Dealer Windcraft at the Fort Walton Beach Yacht Club in the Florida Panhandle. 16 students saw their sailing skills and knowledge dramatically improve over the two days of this clinic, taught by world class multihull sailor and coach Randy Smyth and four assistant coaches. Students of all levels of experience from novice to highly experienced were introduced to Randy’s simple but highly effective techniques... Read More »
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Our Sailing Adventure at the 2014 Corsair Nationals!

Photo above provided by Kathryn Garlick. We arrived in Port Clinton late Wednesday afternoon with my Sprint 750 after a rather eventful trip. Sometimes the hardest challenge of sailboat racing is just getting the boat to the starting line! We rigged and launched the boat and took a pleasant cruise down the Portage River to the Port Clinton Yacht Club,  just in time for the skippers meeting and Corsair welcome party and to make final preparations for the race to Put-In-Bay the next morning. Light ... Read More »
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Windcraft Trimaran Performance Sailing Clinic Taught by Randy Smyth

In spite of unsettled weather, the first of Windcraft's two annual Performance Sailing Clinics taught by Randy Smyth went off successfully the weekend of May 31/June1 at the Fort Walton Beach Yacht Club in north Florida. The goal was to help owner's and future owners of Corsair Trimarans and other Farrer-designed trimarans to get the most out of their boats, both safely and efficiently. We were very fortunate to have a world class sailor and sailing coach Randy Smyth as chief instructor. Randy... Read More »
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There's nothing more Southern than the US Gulf Race: June 20 - 21

The Gulf Race starts Friday, June 20th with a finish 'sometime' Saturday, June 21st. In the Southern United States there is a warmth and inviting quality to every invitation, especially those invited to join the multihull race from Gulfport, Mississippi to Pensacola, Florida.  Y'all come on down and race with us!  The race is organized by the Southern Yacht Club of New Orleans. For personalized and more detailed information including Notice Of Race (NOR's) and entry information, please contact... Read More »
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