Category Archives: Boat Handling

Velocitek ProStart featured on Top Gear!

The Velocitek ProStart is featured on BBC’s Top Gear, the world’s most-watched factual TV show!* Top Gear’s 20th Season Premiere features a race between an AC45 catamaran and a car. The Cat vs. Car Episode aired Sunday June 30th in … Continue reading

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24.1 Knots in a VX-One

Here’s a video from the Bennett Yachting Technologies team, builders of the VX-One: The footage is from the 2013 McIntosh Cup Regatta in Savannah, GA. SPOILER ALERT: Speed recorded by Velocitek ProStart. 24.1 Knots Max Speed and 22.7 Knots Best … Continue reading

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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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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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Madison Madness

Velocitek traveled to Madison, WI, last week for the 2012 ILYA Championship.  On Friday, we ran a very fast and exciting $1000 Speed Challenge for the E-Scow fleet and on Saturday we hosted a “ProStart Demo Day” for the C … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day

  A ProStart equipped BloKart charges upwind at 14.9 Knots.  More photos here.

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Spring E $1000 Speed Challenge

Velocitek traveled last weekend to Geneva, Wisconsin to run a $1000 Speed Challenge for the Spring E regatta.  We received warm welcomes, viewed some great racing, and the weather couldn’t have been better – sunny skies and 17+ knots of … Continue reading

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