Sunday, September 8, 2019

2 New Trimarans



It has been interesting to watch the world of multihull sailing expanding even more towards faster and faster racing yachts, the 50 foot, 50 knot SailGP foiling cats, to the Extreme Sailing Series GC32's foiling cats, to Phantom 18 foiling cats, and others. In this trend of foiling multihulls some are seeing that foiling has some draw backs such as high purchase price and high maintenance costs, which greatly limits teams and sponsors ability to afford to race them. So we are now seeing the pendulum swinging back into reality towards fast multihulls that do not foil and cost much less. So in this new pack of multihulls that are fast but do not foil we see two stand outs, the Diam 24 and Corsair Pulse 600.

The Diam 24 is a 24 foot long (almost) racing trimaran that can be transported in pieces on a trailer but is not designed to be launched from a boat launch as its way to wide at 18.44 feet (dose not fold up). It weight only 992 lbs, with a mast height of 40 ft. It takes about an hour to rig, laying the components out in a wide area to rig, then to be either launched off the beach or via crane. This class of boat is getting popular as a team racing boat of 3 persons because again as compared to foiling boats its fairly inexpensive at about $60,000 without a trailer. The Corsair 600 Pulse is 20 feet long (almost) and is easy to rig and launch as its amas (outrigger hulls on either side of the center/main hull) fold up/out. Once launched and out on the water one can simply fold out the amas. It only weighs 992 lbs for easy trailering and cost about $50,000 with trailer.

For many sailors the Corsair Pulse 600 is a good way to go due to easy rigging and launching, and amazing performance, plus is easily sailed by the weekend warrior or challenges high end racer. If one wants a bigger platform with more speed (mainly due mainly to its larger size than the Corsair) and primarily made for racing then the Diam 24 is the way to go.

Again with the Corsair Pulse 600 is the better recreational boat. Both boats won on different years Sail Magazines prestigious best boat categories.

Watch the videos below to learn more. At FunToSAIL.com we sell the Corsair Pulse 600, visit this link https://bit.ly/2lFMKVM

CORSAIR PULSE 600



SailGP Racing


Attention more amazing SailGP racing takes place this September 20-22 in Marseille France. This is the Grand Ending to an amazing series of racing in 2019. Not likely anyone will beat Australia but the battle for 2nd and 3rd will be intense. You can watch the racing via SailGP youtube.com channel or facebook page.


The following is a YouTube link to the previous racing in Cowes UK.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Hobie 16 North America Championships

2019 Hobie 16 North American Championships, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada September 16-20, 2019

Very seldom is the Hobie 16 National Championships so close to the Inland NW (421 miles from Hayden, Idaho). If you want to experience the competition, comradery, and fun of Hobie 16 racing at its finest then this regatta is for you. My wife and I (owners of funtoSail) will be attending this regatta. Please join us, and if you our planning on attending please let us know by emailing us at funtosailgroup@gmail.com

I might add Harrison Lake, BC is absolutely a gorgeous place to sail and vacation. See video blow.

Cost $425 per team.

To sign up please visit the Notice of Race (NOR) at this link https://bit.ly/2Jn1ap8
Official regatta website https://hobiediv4.org/event/2019-1620-nas/
This event is also the Hobie 20 North American Championship.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Adjusting H16 rudder system and playing in rainwater

2 Items... First if you have wondered how to adjust your Hobie 16 rudder cam/rudder locking system so your rudders raise and lower properly here is a new video we up loaded.

Second... North Idaho was hit with big storms and lots of rain this last weekend (8/10-11/19). Last night the rain came down hard filling my Sea Super Snark hull with water so I decided to have a little fun and run my Playmobil powerboat in it. Got to let out your inner child sometimes. By the way Playmobil has great boat toys which I use as visual in my safe boating and sailing classes.


SailGP Cowes UK Racing

If you missed the SailGP racing in Cowes UK just this last weekend (8/11) no worries as you can watch the racing via youtube.com or on facebook.

Britain was showing great form in the practice races being the first boat to hit 50 knots but unfortunately on the first day of official racing they damaged their boat and were out of the remaining races. The USA team capsize but amazingly they did not damage the boat and were back in the next race. All teams improved in this series with China being voted as the most improved. They did not win any races but came in second and had consistent top finishes.

Team Australia was the winner of the series with no one challenging them in any of the races. In each race they beat the other teams by large margins. They certainly are the team to beat and are showing the rest of the teams how to do it.

It should be noted that Team Japan who had previously been winning most of the previous races (other than the Sydney Harbor races) also damaged their boat but was able to keep racing in spite of it and were able to hang on for 2 and 3rd finishes.

Watch the following video to enjoy the racing. There was only one day of racing due to a storm that hit the area on Saturday. Visit sailgp.com to get more info, etc.



Tuesday, July 2, 2019

4th of July!

Have an amazing 4th of July! Hope you enjoy these two song as they should reminds us all why this nation is so great (scroll down)!



For you Rockers! Here is an amazing song!


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sail Grand Prix New York USA


Amazing high speed racing aboard the F50 foiling catamarans on Hudson Bay, New York, USA. The first capsize of an F50 happened via the British team the day before the racing. And super good news Team USA had its first win ever. They kept their 4th place position, only one point behind Team Britain. On the first day of racing team China was very consistent and team France is still struggling to find their pace but did have some good speed and starts at times.

Team Japan won the racing with consistent results and won the final match race against Austrailia, which was sweet revenge after they lost to them in San Francisco.

Next stop in the racing series is Cowes England on August 10-11.

Watch the 2nd day of full racing via the following video (2nd race is when team USA won). To watch the first day and other videos visit their YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/31TrZqu or visit their website sailgp.com