Category Archives: Sailor Interviews

Burling wins Dash for Cash

Barefoot Kiwi phenom, Peter Burling wins the Velocitek Dash for Cash at 2013 Moth Worlds in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Peter won the $1,000 purse with a 25.0 knot 10 second average speed. Red Bull Youth AC winner and 49er World Champion, … Continue reading

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The Highlander – There can be only one…

National Champion. The Velocitek SpeedPuck accelerated Lee Sackett, Todd Sackett, and Dave Kerr to victory in the 2013 Highlander Nationals. In a light air racing series held at North Cape Yacht Club in Monroe Michigan this July they finished the … Continue reading

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Oreo wins 2013 Santana 22 Nationals

Richmond Yacht Club hosted 2013 Santana 22 Nationals. The event pitted 40+ year old, 22’ fiberglass, 4 knot… boats… against the San Francisco Bay in 25+ knots and 3-4 foot square ground swell. Five races were held over two days … Continue reading

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Dude, Where’s My ProStart?

Anthony Kotoun, the 2013 Moth North American Champion, took a moment to check in with us from Newport, RI. Here’s a photo and a ProStart story from Anthony: The day before Charleston Moth North Americans, Anthony and other Moth sailors … Continue reading

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Roma per Tutti

Check out the clarity on the ProStart! COG – 155 degrees. SOG – 4.3 knots. French offshore legend, Jacques Vincent (of Hydroptere fame), took his Velocitek ProStart offshore in the 2013 Roma per Tutti. Roma per Tutti is a 530nm … Continue reading

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Barefoot Kiwi Prodigy Snatches Aussie Moth Title

A big congratulations to Kiwi wunderkind Peter Burling on his resounding victory over a ridiculously stacked fleet at the 2013 Australian Moth Nationals. To win this event Pete (an Olympic Silver Medalist himself) had to beat no fewer than three … 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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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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Knowledge is Power

The Melges 24 Worlds kicked off today in Torbole Italy, with an incredible 125 teams from around the world competing for the title.  To mitigate OCS chaos, the race committee has split the fleet into two divisions with separate race … Continue reading

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