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Finn Class – Archive Pics part 2

by Richard Crockett I was hoping for far more response from Finn sailors – both old and new – to the pics posted earlier this week! Hopefully they may all have time this weekend to digest them and submit feedback? With the Finn nationals due to kick off very soon and the Class boasting an expected entry of 30 boats, I have raided my archives and found some really interesting old Finn pics. So all you FINN-atics out there, please ... Read More »

New Simrad GO Series Displays

The GO12 XSE and GO7 XSR multi-touch displays are the perfect fit for those looking for high-quality all-in-one navigation products. GO12 XSE offers a new 12-inch display option for the GO Series, while the upgraded GO7 XSR features a restyled, glass-helm design, along with radar compatibility, not previously available on the GO7 XSE. Featuring super-bright displays and a simple interface, GO series displays offer easy control of powerful functionality via simple, multi-touch controls that allow users to tap the screen ... Read More »

RSA Hobie 16 Nationals – World Champs to Compete

The BIG NEWS is that the current Hobie 16 world champion Daniel Bjornholt Christensen and his brother Nicolaj are coming to Langebaan to sail in the RSA Hobie 16 nationals. With the likes of Blaine Dodds, William Edwards, Shaun Ferry – all previous World Champions competing, this is going to be one cracker of an event. Club Mykonos from 29 September to 3 Oct is the venue for this years event. High Performance Clinic Daniel will be holding a High ... Read More »

Mossel Bay Race

The race starts at 09h00 today (Friday 22 September). This is the second race to Mossel Bay in this format, and follows the success of the 2016 race. Regrettably just 16 boats will be on the start line. Entry List HERE:  Entrants Master – 2017-09-20-paul_TCF7_print3 Follow the race on the XtraLink Tracker HERE Read More »

Clipper Race. Sanya Serenity Coast Claims Line Honours

Sanya Serenity Coast claimed line honours into Punta del Este, Uruguay, in the longest ever individual race of the Clipper Race’s eleven edition history. On her team’s achievement, Skipper Wendy Tuck, 52, from Sydney, Australia, said: “During the last big wind hole, which changed the leader board so much, I was pouring over the weather files for hours. I was pretty happy with my tactics, but when you get to the wind hole and the wind completely drops, even though ... Read More »

B&G Vulcan 7” & 9” Chartplotter Displays

B&G have launched a new family of Vulcan sailing chartplotters. The updated and extended series now offers a fully refreshed 7”, a 9” and an all – new, large-format 12”; all with Broadband Radar™ compatibility. B&G Vulcan is a great value sailing chartplotter designed for coastal cruising and club racing. This easy-to-use intuitive multi-touch screen is packed with B&G’s unique sailing features including SailSteer and Race Panel. Simply integrate with your existing system as expansion is simple due to Vulcan being ... Read More »

International Coastal Clean-up Day Success

“We coordinated more than 400 beach clean-up points around the Cape and 40 in KZN in partnership with the KZN Marine Waste Network members on Saturday alone. This excludes the various clean-ups that took place during the course of last week as part of our “Clean-Up and Recycle SA Week” and inland clean-ups that were held at rivers and streams…” said Douw Steyn, Sustainability Director for Plastics|SA. This past weekend saw the 21st year in which South Africa participated in ... Read More »

Point Yacht Club Bart’s Bash Success

by Sophie Thompson Jethro Brophy-Tintinger stormed to victory in this year’s Bart’s Bash that took place ahead of the huge south westerly buster late on Saturday afternoon. Sailing on his Hobie 14, this is the second time in the four year history of Bart’s Bash, that the Glenwood High School lad took line honours in the Durban leg of the World’s Largest Sailing event. For most of the race he was hunting down the typically fast Hobie Tiger of Struan ... Read More »

A High Tech Mini

  On Sunday 1 October, Swiss sailor Simon Koster will start his third Mini Transat, the solo race between La Rochelle (France) and Le Marin, in Martinique. With a prototype in development since 2015 and more intense preparation, the Zurich sailor feels ready for a challenging and technological transatlantic this autumn, intended as a springboard to other offshore races. The 29 year old Swiss sailor has worked relentlessly for two years in preparation for this race. In 2015 he came ... Read More »

12m Champs. Old Classics Still Compete Seriously

Ten historic 12 Metres are sailing their North American Championship off Newport later this week. Ranging in length between 65 and 75 feet, the Twelves – as they are fondly called – are best known as the America’s Cup yachts sailed during the “Golden Era” of that event, which filled the years between 1958 and 1987. Since the America’s Cup was held in Newport from 1930 to 1983 and many of the Twelves now call Newport their home, these yachts ... Read More »