Monthly Archives: March 2012

Video of the week – Sébastien Salerno Rips

French Kite-Surfer Sébastien Salerno uses a SpeedPuck to test the performance of different kite boards . Seb owns the title of the “Fourth Fastest Sailor in the World,” at 54.28 knots (100.54 km/h).  This December, Seb will travel to the wind-swept … Continue reading

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Foiled Again

This past weekend the Layline Moth regatta was held in Biscayne Bay, Miami.  What was expected was a steady breeze and great sunny weather.  What wasn’t was the full on spring break party taking place at “Club Sand Bar,” where … Continue reading

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Circumnavigations Throughout the Centuries

This January, the 130’ trimaran Banque Populaire smashed the circumnavigation record by any craft with a recorded time of 45 days 13 hours 42 min and 53s. They flew around the globe with an average speed of 26 knots.  The … Continue reading

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ProStarts in Action at Miami Race Week

A few weeks ago I discussed how GPS devices are now class legal for the Melges 20 because of a recent rule change.  We’re glad to see this change taking effect!   Pictures of the Miami Race Week regatta have revealed … Continue reading

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Sailing Video of the Week – Flying Cats

This week’s sailing video of the week comes from Urs Rothacher, skipper of BridgeRunner, a SL33 racing catamaran on San Francisco Bay. Photo by H20shots BridgeRunner utilizes not one but two ProStarts to optimize race performance This is a shot of the … Continue reading

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February SRC Update

February’s Speed Read Challenge was directed to iceboats.  We thought videos of iceboats blasting around with SpeedPucks showing 60 mph + would be awesome.  But I was pessimistic about receiving entries into the contest.  The weather was uncooperative (wretchedly warm … Continue reading

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