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The Evolution of the Load Pin
by Cyclops Marine
Few adaptations have had quite the impact of the load pin Innovative sailors are constantly observing other fields and looking for new technologies that have the potential to change the way they sail. Few adaptations have had quite the impact of the load pin.
Posted on 20 May
Rutland Sailing Club Cat Open 2024
by Gordon Upton
A-Cats, F18s, F20s, Shearwaters, Catapults and a lone F15, an F16 and a Dart 15 make up the fleet Rutland Sailing Club hosted its Catamaran Open in their traditional mid-May slot this weekend. Unfortunately, this year for some reason, attendance was somewhat below the usual numbers who would flock to this big and picturesque venue.
Posted on 20 May
IMA Caribbean Maxi Multihull Series concludes
by James Boyd / International Maxi Association
Allegra claims inaugural series by a point The first running of the International Maxi Association's Caribbean Maxi Multihull Series concluded on Sunday with the end of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival held out of Nanny Cay, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
Posted on 9 Apr
Oldest videos of racing catamarans
by Magnus Smith
We start in 1965, covering Hobie, Shearwater, Prindle and C Class, then the Worrell 1000 We delve into the past, and round-up all the videos which show racing catamarans, including Hobie cats, Shearwaters, Prindles and C Class, from the 1960s to the 90s. Plus some Worrell 1000 history.
Posted on 7 Apr
IMA Caribbean Maxi Multihull Series finale preview
by James Boyd / International Maxi Association
Two horse race as the series heads for its BVI conclusion Next week the International Maxi Association's inaugural Caribbean Maxi Multihull Series (CMMS) has its deciding event in the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, taking place out of Nanny Cay, Tortola.
Posted on 29 Mar
Smart circumnavigation: Lagoon 440 Catamaran Impi
by Cyclops Marine
Meet Brent and Ana, last year's winners of the Cyclops Marine Magic Number video competition Meet Brent and Ana. Last year, they won our Magic Number video competition. Since then they've completed their first circumnavigation onboard their Lagoon 440 Catamaran 'Impi'. Now they're getting ready for their second!
Posted on 26 Mar
Transatlantic Race 2025 to allow autopilots
by New York Yacht Club
Aiming to ease crew concerns It's the middle of a foggy night in the North Atlantic. The breeze is fickle and there is nary a star or landsight by which to guide the yacht.
Posted on 14 Mar
New IMA Mediterranean Maxi Multihull Challenge
by James Boyd / International Maxi Association
IMA's latest series will provide a framework and some focus for the owners of maxi multihulls To complement its recently announced IMA Caribbean Maxi Multihull Series, the International Maxi Association is to hold its first IMA Mediterranean Maxi Multihull Challenge in 2024.
Posted on 6 Mar
What's Your Magic Number? Lagoon 440 'Impi'
by Cyclops Marine
Winning video comes from Brent and Ana, a couple sailing around the world Our Magic Number Competition asked Cyclops sailors to share a short, engaging, fun video that showcases a magic Cyclops load number that helps them excel.
Posted on 6 Oct 2023
The big show and sailing (Cannes)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
For some, going yachting means sticks, rags, and spray in your face It depends on where you live and grew up. For some, going yachting means sticks, rags, and spray in your face. Conversely, for so many others, the term yachting describes large vessels, parties, luncheons, tenders, small ports where booking is essential
Posted on 7 Sep 2023
Rolex Fastnet Race 2023 On Board Allegra
by PlanetSail
Paul Larsen puts you in the picture as to what it was really like Paul Larsen is the world's fastest sailor. He's a multihull fanatic and a great story teller and his description of Allegra's Fastnet Race is well worth a listen.
Posted on 27 Jul 2023
Rolex Fastnet Race MOCRA class
by James Boyd
Rise of the 50 footers Much of the media oxygen in this year's special 50th edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Rolex Fastnet Race will again be on the battle at the front of the fleet between the two 30m Ultime trimarans, Banque Populaire XI and SVR-Lazartigue.
Posted on 18 Jul 2023
Is the cookie cutter relevant in the digital age?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Please note that this is an oversimplification, but there is still plenty of reason Please note from the outset that this is an oversimplification. It does, however, serve as brilliant analogy on a number of levels.
Posted on 4 Jul 2023
New date for Gill Cat Open at Grafham
by Jeromy Bosch
Event has reputation for being extremely sociable, and now it's in July The Gill Catamaran Open at Grafham Water SC has moved from its traditional autumn slot to 15/16th July this year. This event has a reputation for being extremely sociable with highlights including an evening meal, open bar and on-site camping.
Posted on 24 May 2023
Bala Catamaran Open 2023
by Mike Allen
Date clash with a King reduces the turnout Bala Sailing Club's annual catamaran open welcomed eleven boats, a slightly smaller entry than normal, not helped by a date clash with a King and a very light wind forecast on Saturday.
Posted on 12 May 2023
Nautitech leads with new wireless safety system
by Cyclops Marine
Doubling down on customer experience by embracing the latest wireless technology Fresh from winning the European Yacht of The Year Award in the Multihull Category, Nautitech is doubling down on customer experience by embracing the latest wireless technology.
Posted on 3 May 2023
ETF26 production to be relaunched in 2023
by ETF Series
Following the takeover of Jean Pierre Dick's ETF26 business Following the takeover of Jean Pierre Dick's ETF26 business in the spring of 2022 and the current strong momentum of the ETF26 SERIES sailing events, Pierre Picot and his company Anemo Sailing are relaunching the production of fabulous foiling catamarans.
Posted on 14 Dec 2022
Weymouth Speed Week 2022
by Weymouth Speed Week
50 years on, and one of the best ever Little did Sir Tim Colman (yes, he of mustard fame) and James Gregono know when they and their peers started Weymouth Speed week in 1972 to see just how fast their boats could go over the now legendary 500m course.
Posted on 27 Oct 2022
The Forts Race 2022
by Robert Govier
Some competitors take the 'endurance' aspect a little too far Whitstable Yacht Club hosted the Forts Race Weekend over 28th and 29th May, after a Covid-enforced absence of two years, welcoming the top UK catamaran sailors back to the club for the iconic event, and kicking off this year's Allen Endurance Series.
Posted on 31 May 2022
Multihull top 10 for the RORC Caribbean 600
by Louay Habib
A spectacular MOCRA Class with ten multihulls in action The 600-mile RORC classic will headline a Line Honours re-match for three 70-foot trimarans which went hard and fast for the line in this year's RORC Transatlantic Race.
Posted on 16 Feb 2022
VIDEO | Safety Monitoring for Your Yacht
by Cyclops Marine
Cyclops Marine's latest innovation brings highly accurate load data Cyclops Marine's latest innovation brings highly accurate load data to a new format to put cruising sailors in control in all conditions, for a safer sailing experience and ultimate peace of mind.
Posted on 4 Feb 2022
Decently Exposed
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
I had wanted more - quite a lot more, actually I had wanted more. Quite a lot more, actually. Ever since I had seen them it had been a bit like Kaa, the snake in The Jungle Book. You know: "Look into my eyes"
Posted on 6 Dec 2021
11th Catamarans Cup kicks off tomorrow
by Catamarans Cup International Regatta
Open to sailors of any level of experience, the regatta draws participants from over 18 countries After a 1-year hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions and under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism (GNTO) and with LAGOON Catamarans as its Grand sponsor the 11th annual Catamarans Cup is back in action!
Posted on 15 Oct 2021
The Grafham Cat Open is back!
by Peter Gee
Set to take place on 30th & 31st October The annual open meeting for catamarans at Grafham Water is back and will take place on 30-31 Oct. Over 70 boats are expected. This event has a reputation for being extremely sociable with highlights including an evening meal, open bar and on-site camping.
Posted on 7 Oct 2021
Did someone say, Goldilocks?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Flagstaff Marine's Graham Raspass had set up the informal conversation with Gianguido Girotti... Going back a good while now, well into the pre-COVID era actually, I had the distinct pleasure of being granted a one on one meeting with Beneteau's then newest employee.
Posted on 29 Aug 2021
Multihull Cup 2021 at Port Adriano overall
by Phil Riley
Clean sweep secures a sparkling victory for Allegra The all-conquering Allegra took a clear-cut victory at the 2021 Multihull Cup in Mallorca today after another high tempo performance out on the racecourse secured her third straight race win.
Posted on 29 Aug 2021
Multihull Cup 2021 at Port Adriano, Mallorca day 2
by Phil Riley
Excitement increases along with the breeze Racing at the 2021 Multihull Cup today saw the level of intensity ramp up several degrees, with a building breeze producing close encounters at several points on a long 23-mile course.
Posted on 28 Aug 2021
Multihull Cup 2021 at Port Adriano, Mallorca day 1
by Phil Riley
Off to a flying start The 2021 Multihull Cup got off to a flying start today, with the competitive fleet of state-of-the-art performance cruising cats taking on a coastal course off Mallorca's stunning southwest coast.
Posted on 28 Aug 2021
Countdown to Multihull Cup 2021 at Port Adriano
by Dawn MacPhee
This event is a chance for owners, crew, spectators to showcase and celebrate these amazing yachts The only regatta in the Med exclusively for some of the world's largest and most technologically advanced multihull yachts. The event will kick off on Friday, 27th August with three exhilarating days of racing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Posted on 24 Jul 2021
New Cat Event on Ullswater
by Gordon Upton
The Ullswater Catamaran Challenge scheduled for September Desperately short of events as we all are, it is great news that a new date for catamaran sailors has just been announced.
Posted on 24 Jun 2021
Sail Safe, Save Money
by Cyclops Marine
10% off Premiums for Multihull Cruisers with Cyclops Marine and Soak Insure In March Soak Insure brought its first premium-reducing solution with Cyclops Marine to market - Sail Fast, Save Money. The visionary use of Cyclops Marine's load sensors gives race boat owners a reduced premium when they install a sensor.
Posted on 7 May 2021
A wind of optimism for 2021 St. Barth Cata-cup!
by Alexandra Lemarchand-Guibout
The 13th edition will be full of adventures and festivities Forced to postpone the event in 2020, the organizers of the St. Barth Cata-Cup bring optimism and are doing everything in their power to prepare the 13th edition which will be full of adventures and festivities, from November 17 to 21.
Posted on 16 Apr 2021
49th BVI Spring Regatta postponed
by Trish Jenkins
The postponement of the event is a financial blow to the non-profit entity The BVI Spring Regatta Committee, after discussions with the BVI Government Ministry of Health, concluded that the postponement was in the best interests for the safety of all participants, volunteers, and the wider BVI community.
Posted on 25 Feb 2021
Allen Endurance Series 2021
by Ben Harden
Additional event, bigger prize fund and new website for 4th season The Allen Endurance Series (AES) will be returning for its 4th season, this time with the inclusion of an additional event, bigger prize fund and new website.
Posted on 18 Feb 2021
3rd Annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge overall
by Sint Maarten Yacht Club
A weekend full of action, lots of tactical decisions and a ton of fun Race day 2, sponsored by Oris Swiss watches, and the final day of the third annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge. This weekend was full of action, with lots of tactical decisions and more than anything, a ton of fun.
Posted on 8 Feb 2021
3rd Annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge day 1
by Sint Maarten Yacht Club
Local knowledge the key to success Day 1 of the Caribbean Multihull Challenge, sponsored by Yacht Club Port de Plaisance, is one for the books. Starting with lighter conditions than expected, the second race was sailed in a steady breeze.
Posted on 7 Feb 2021
49th BVI Spring Regatta set for March 2021
by Trish Jenkins
Offering a safe and healthy environment to enjoy sailboat racing Sailing in the beautiful warm waters of the British Virgin Islands as part of the 49th BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival (BVISR) is now possible in accordance with BVI Government protocols currently in place.
Posted on 22 Jan 2021
49th BVI Spring Regatta schedule announced
by Trish Jenkins
'What's not to Love about the BVI Spring Regatta' remains the theme The event will include more classes and opportunities for sailors from across the Caribbean and the globe to come to the British Virgin Islands and experience fantastic racing, with warm tropical winds and water.
Posted on 19 Sep 2020
Fear of flying
by Dougal Henshall
Two other crucial Fs that apparently need their own article In the recent massive missive on having fun courtesy of the scow hull form, 'All the Fs in sailing' there were a few other Fs that were missing.
Posted on 31 Aug 2020
Rossborough Round the Island Race open for entries
by Bill Harris
Racing 45 miles around Jersey, this August Scheduled for Sunday 9 August, this 45-mile open event is for boats in sportsboat, cruiser/racer and sport catamaran classes. It is anticipated that some 25 boats, carrying over one hundred crew, will come to the line for the 8am start.
Posted on 22 Jul 2020
2020 BVI Spring Regatta postponed
by Trish Jenkins
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic In light of the statement made by the Government of the Virgin Islands on 13 March 2020 regarding measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BVI Spring Regatta Board has been instructed to postpone the 2020 BVI Spring Regatta.
Posted on 14 Mar 2020
Caribbean Multihull Challenge update
by Herb McCormick
More prizewinners announced from St. Maarten The tradewinds blew, then they blew harder, then they blew some more. The second running of the annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge, which took place February in the waters off St. Maarten, will be remembered for many things, but mostly for the breeze.
Posted on 21 Feb 2020
Announcing the Allen Endurance Series 2020!
by Ben Harden
Returning for its third season with an additional event The Allen Endurance Series (AES) will be returning for its third season, this time with the inclusion of an additional event and even bigger prize fund.
Posted on 19 Feb 2020
Six weeks to go to BVI Spring Regatta 2020
by Michelle Slade
Superb racing competition, conditions and camaraderie await sailors In just six weeks, some 800 sailors and crew from around the world will descend on the beautiful island of Tortola to take advantage of springtime Caribbean race conditions. Trade breezes. Sun. Warm Water.
Posted on 12 Feb 2020
BVI Spring Regatta 2020 preview
by Michelle Slade
Get your spring sailing groove on! Sun. Warm. Cocktails. Beach. Sailing. If any part of this sounds good, get yourself to the Caribbean for the 49th BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. 2020 promises to be another great event with a format that has proven a winner
Posted on 17 Jan 2020
Allen Endurance Series overall
by Allen Brothers
Second edition of AES saw 150 different entries over the four events The second edition of the Allen Endurance Series (AES) wrapped up at the IOS Round Sheppey Race. The series which included a total of 150 different entries over the four events was again dominated by F18 sailors.
Posted on 19 Dec 2019
St. Barth Cata-Cup overall
by Alexandra Lemarchand-Guibout
Victory for Jean-Christophe Mourniac & Antoine Rucard Sunday, November 24, the fourth and final day of the St. Barth Cata Cup, was decisive, with four boats still in contention for the top prize before the last two races.
Posted on 25 Nov 2019
St. Barth Cata-Cup day 3
by Alexandra Lemarchand-Guibout
Who will be on the final podium? Today, Saturday, November 23, the third day of competition saw the 60 duos in the 12th edition of the St.Barth Cata Cup facing a first race in the bay of Saint Jean, then a tour around the island with a coefficient of two
Posted on 24 Nov 2019
St. Barth Cata-Cup day 2
by Alexandra Lemarchand-Guibout
Battles to the finish On Friday, the second day of competition for the 12th annual St.Barth Cata Cup, the 60 competing teams set sail at 11 o'clock for a 15-mile race between the bay of Saint Jean and Coco, the small island off the coast of Saline.
Posted on 23 Nov 2019
St. Barth Cata-Cup day 1
by Alexandra Lemarchand-Guibout
Gonzalez Smith & Heuser take charge The 12th edition of St.Barth Cata Cup opened on Thursday, November 21. On this first day of racing, the 60 participating duos that expected to sail in light winds were finally able to enjoy winds of 8 to 15 knots.
Posted on 22 Nov 2019