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Italian design meets the FD dinghy

PlanaTech, an Italian design firm, is making waves in the Flying Dutchman class with a newly constructed hull that is radically different than any FD before. Yesterday, I took the chance to ask PlanaTech’s chief, Luca Ungaro, a few questions about … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: When the going gets tough…

The tough get going…fast! On a day where most of us would look outside, shake our head, and content ourselves with spending the afternoon on the couch, Emirates Team New Zealand decided to go out and push their AC72 to … Continue reading

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An Interview with Skiff Chicks Racing

Velocitek is proud to support Skiff Chicks Racing, the first ever all-female 18 foot Skiff team to contest the Giltinan Championship since it began in Sydney in 1938.  The team uses two SpeedPucks for optimizing boat speed, calling shifts, and … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Maui Makani Classic Highlights

Just down the road from Velocitek headquarters on the North Shore of Maui is one of the most famous windsurf spots in the world – Ho‘okipa Beach Park.   Last weekend, some of the best riders in the world gathered … Continue reading

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Old Meets New

Usually when we receive pictures of the ProStart in action, the device is mounted on a boat made in the past decade, such as a Moth or Melges 24.   Yesterday, however, proved to be quite the exception.  Stephan Sloan … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Cirque du Sailing

These 49er trapeze artists found a new way to gain a leg up on the competition.  The surprising thing is, it’s actually legal.

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Castaway ProStart – Update!

A week ago, we posted the story of how a Santa Cruz resident and good Samaritan, Doug, recovered a ProStart that washed up on the beach.  We hoped the rightful owner of the working ProStart would come forward to claim … Continue reading

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Pros using ProStarts: Malcolm Page

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to connect with two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and eight-time 470 World Champion, Malcolm Page, and ask him a few questions. Below, Malcolm shares his insights on the nail-biting 470 medal race of the London Olympics, … Continue reading

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Castaway

Yesterday, we received the following email from Doug, a Santa Cruz resident and a Good Samaritan: “Hello, While walking my dog on the beach in Santa Cruz, CA, I found a Velocitek Prostart washed ashore. The battery indicator was flashing. … Continue reading

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Medaled

Peter Burling, looking good in his Velocitek hoodie, with some starstruck Air NZ employees… and that souvenir necklace he picked up in London. Peter and his crew, Blair Tuke, won the 49er Silver Medal in London.  The medal was New … Continue reading

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