Category Archives: Training

Back at it…

While Velocitek Shift equipped teams continue winning One-Design events across the globe* its great to see the ProStart equipped AC45 cats of Oracle Team USA and Team Australia out on Sydney Harbor practicing before the next America’s Cup World Series. … Continue reading

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Secret Weapon Revealed

We got a real kick out of ETNZ’s April 1st YouTube video:   To demonstrate Velocitek’s commitment meeting the needs of racing sailors, if Nick Holroyd, Dean Barker, or Grant Dalton sends an email to charles@velocitek.com we will send you … 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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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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BloKarts!

Land sailing competition has grown significantly in the past decade, explained mostly by the invention and worldwide spread of BloKarts. Compact,  simple to learn, super fast (up to 70 kph!), and most of all, fun, the OD BloKart has been embraced … Continue reading

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Dinghy Racing, Where Objectivity > Subjectivity

Conventional wisdom says success in dinghy racing results from 70% boat speed, 30% strategy.   So, how does one measure boat speed?  Conventional wisdom again says: compare yourself to the rest of the fleet.  However, this is made difficult by … Continue reading

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