Category Archives: Sailor Interviews

Ned’s Record Run

Charleston’s Ned Goss has been playing around with high performance boats for a very long time, spending the past decade working as a pro Melges racer, running Ocean Sailing Academy, and now coaching the College of Charleston offshore sailing team. … Continue reading

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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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