Hard Ship / A Really Great Big Story

Not to miss! Amazing! Three paralyzed men take up one of sailing’s most grueling challenges—a 750-mile race to Alaska through some of the most treacherous and remote waters on the planet. Sailing a Corsair F-27, with no motors allowed and many miles from any help, the competition can be too dangerous for the world’s most fearless sailors. This team is out to prove they have what it takes to finish. A film by Great Big Films. Sidenote: Spike Kane, in this R2K video bought his F-27 from Don... Read More »
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SAIL Tahiti - the ultimate sailing experience

Ocean sailor Benoit Parnaudeau (Vendee Globe 2004, Route du Rhum and 2 mini transats…) and entrepreneur David Allouch, behind BORA BORA YACHT BROKER (www.bb-yb.com) have embarked on a new challenge: rekindle the multihull passion that is Polynesia’s heritage. “The traditional lagoon boat, light multihulls invented over 1500 years ago by the Polynesian people, has slowly disappeared from our lagoons.  They’ve been replaced by powerboats for fishing or large charter boats.  Luckily the talent for... Read More »
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Seven trimarans already confirmed for Corsair Nationals - New Speed Clinic announced

January 27 - 29, 2017 will see the next Corsair Nationals hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron.  Already 7 entrants are confirmed, with a target number of 30 Corsair's well within sight! 2 new Corsair Pulse 600's are already registered, along with 3 Corsair Sprint 750's.  And don't forget, there is a special price promotion on Sprint 750's until the end of the year.  A few weeks ago we offered a special price on the next 5 boats to be built before the end of 2016.  3 are already sold, leaving... Read More »
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Rolex Big Boat Series

SAN FRANCISCO — The waters of San Francisco Bay will be churned by more than strong winds and tidal currents next month when a record-size fleet of 112 boats lines up for the 52nd Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted September 15-18 by the St. Francis Yacht Club.   This year’s fleet eclipses by eight boats the previous record of 104 that was set in 2013 during the 50th anniversary regatta. Throughout its storied history the Rolex Big Boat Series has showcased the top end of the sport and this... Read More »
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R2AK 2016 Winners!

  With the $10,000 prize claimed, the race for the coveted R2AK steak knives is on! Contenders for the steak knives shown passing through Bella Bella, BC, are teams Jungle Kitty, Madrona, Big Broderna and Mail Order Bride. And stay glued to your facebook machines for finish line footage of this morning's record smashing finish by MAD Dog Racing! Footage dispatched from Shearwater Resort—R2AK's official outpost on BC's beautiful and remote central coast. http://shearwater.ca/   SEE RACE VIDEOS >> ... Read More »
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Race to Alaska is on! No motors and no support.

             START: PORT TOWNSEND The perfect starting point:  A town that loves boats and crazy people Port Townsend is known for its Victorian buildings, maritime trades, and the largest Wooden Boat Festival in North America. It’s the jump-off for boats heading to Alaska or making the big left turn down the coast. We’re a maritime village that cruise ship companies haven’t screwed up yet, and as a result, attract a talented set. The bookends of our citizenry: the hearty handshake of adventurer ... 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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2015 Tour de France à la Voile

Good luck to the contesters in the 2015 Tour de France à la Voile, which will be held July 3-26 next summer! There are 31 entries who will be racing in the Diam 24 fleet. It's great to see such a strong "small trimaran" fleet. The Diam 24 reminds us a lot of the Pulse 600! What do you think? Here is an article from mysailing.com.au with more information: An historical line-up It has been more than seven years (July 2007) since the Tour de France à la Voile has had such a large line-up. « This... Read More »
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Wrapping Up Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race

Exciting things happening with the Volvo Ocean Race today as Leg 1 comes to a close in Cape Town. Team Abu Dhabi took 1st place with a 12 minute lead, followed by the Dongfeng Race Team, Team Brunel, and Team Vestas Wind.  TRACK If you feel like you're missing the action, be sure to check out their website that has all the latest news, live feed of the action, and even a boat tracker. The image below is a quick glimpse of what the race tracker dashboard looks like - very cool! Check it out... Read More »
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Jimmy Spithill Named Sailor of the Year!

Last night, Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill was presented with the 2014 ISAF male Rolex World Sailor of the Year award at a ceremony in Palma, Spain. In receiving the award, Spithill says,"With such a fantastic group of nominees it’s quite humbling to be included in the same group. I feel a little awkward winning this award. It seems it is an individual award and in my case it could not be further from the truth. What happened on San Francisco Bay was an incredible team effort. I was just... Read More »
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Sad Day for "Transit of Venus" Corsair 37

Today I spoke with Corsair 37 owner Rick Waltonsmith for an update on plans following the Pacific Cup: “So this is not good news to share about Transit of Venus. My Corsair 37, the first multihull to complete the Pacific Cup, is a loss. The trimaran hit an unknown object in the middle of the night, at about 10 knots, while returning from Hawaii to Oakland after this race. The crew was rescued, Captain Marc Gounard, crew Arnie Thompson and Tom McCauley are now safe aboard a cargo ship that's... Read More »
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Zam Bevan Steals Race 3 on Bullet

Our very own, Zam Bevan, was featured with his boat Bullet in the Phuket Gazette article,"Bullet speeds to the finish!". Read the article highlights below: Zam Bevan's Corsair trimaran Bullet burst into the running to steal Race 3 in the multihull class of the 2014 Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) Keelboat and Multihull Series last weekend.  The win came amid very light conditions and after a new club performance-handicap system was introduced to "level the playing field" among the different boats... Read More »
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2014 Monaco Yacht Show - Luxury Meets Adventure

Wether or not you are in the market to buy yourself a dream luxury yacht or you just want to spend a day looking at these beauties, the Monaco Yacht Show is the world’s primer event in super-yachting! This high-end show will leave you in awe of the boats on exhibit - all chosen on strict requirements on an invite-only basis. Over 500 major companies in the luxury yachting business will be represented and 105 spectacular super and megayachts will be afloat on exhibit at this years event. The Monac... Read More »
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2nd Annual Thousand Islands Race Now Open To Multihulls

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Thousand Island Race is now accepting entries for multihull sailboats! The Thousand Island Race is one of the most unique sailing races in the world! The race will begin in Rijeka, Croatia to Porto Montenegro and back (600NM) and will be held September 18-28, 2014. Corsair's very own South Germany Dealer, Werner Stolz of Corsair Deutschland, will be participating in this race on his Corsair Cruze 970, named "Cruze", along with Andreas Hofmaier as his skipper. Richard... Read More »
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More race news - Riding the Pacific Wave

July 14, 2014 After a wave of boats finished in Hanalei, Kauai, over the weekend, the rest of the SSS Singlehanded TransPac boats are now trickling in one by one. Line honors goes to the Palmer Johnson 49 Scaramouche V and skipper Peter Heiberg, with a elapsed time of 14 days, 2 hours, and 15 or so minutes. A three-pack of close finishes followed, with Joe Balderrama on the Express 27 Archimedes, Al Germain on the Wyliecat 30 Bandicoot and Steve Hodges on the Islander 36 Frolic finishing within... Read More »
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C-37 Transit of Venus in the Pacific Cup!

Be sure to check the Pacific Cup Race tracker to follow along with the race of a lifetime for the Corsair trimaran 37 "Transit of Venus"!   TRACK NOW >> Skipper Rick Waltonsmith and crew have successfully navigated the first few days of the race to launch themselves into a great position overall so far. Their southerly track is more often than not the favored track on the way to Hawaii and the weather forecast confirms lighter wind further north on the course.   READ MORE >>   Read More »
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If books float your boat, we've got just the thing

Check out these great reads! Reading is all about the journey. Recommended by NPR >> Read More »
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2014 Multihull Solutions Regatta Phuket-Report

Strong wind, severely tests the Multihull's By Asian Yachting MultiMedia   July 11th: Under an overcast sky and the watchful eyes of the big Buddha statue, racing got underway in 15 to 25 knots from the South West. Yesterday John Newnham's Twin Sharks nose dived and capsized during practice, sending a message to other skippers to beware. A pressure system in the Bay of Bengal has generated a strong South Westerly flow for the last week and is predicted to increase for the weekend. As the crews... Read More »
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Transport sailing from Vaxholm Sweden to Ingaro

Part one - Transport sailing on a Corsair Dash 750 from Vaxholm Sweden, to Ingarö in the Stockholm arcipelago. Part two - Participating in the Ornö Runt sailing competition, 2009. Watch video! Great soundtrack - very nice! Read More »
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Corsair 28RS Mano Express Neptune Regatta 2014

  Movie from team Manao Express a trimaran Corsair 28; video shot during the Neptune Regatta 2014. Info on the race: 2014 Neptune Regatta 4th edition has been organized from Feb 2nd to 8th, 2014. The Neptune Regatta takes place in Indonesian waters, starting and returning to Nongsa Point Marina which located on Batam Island nearby Singapore. The regatta combines a series of windward/leeward and passage races, depending on class, with the "Race to Zero" being a race through the Riau Islands in... Read More »
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