Florida 300 Distance Race – Starts May 17 with 5 days of racing ending on Saturday, May 22, 2016. Party to Follow!
This year's Florida 300 is going to be the best ever with an extra day of racing and the finish line at Daytona Beach. Lots of details to come, but we already have more sponsorship in hand than ever before and a big beach party at the Ocean Deck near the finish line on Sunday following the race.
Many of you have read about events like the Worrell 1000, Tybee 500, Great Texas, or the Hogs Breath. These challenges give a beachcat sailor a chance to do something few accomplish by pushing themselves and their boat to sail hundreds of miles with a bunch of like minded (crazy) sailors.
If you have the boat, and basic skills like surf launching and landing, why not give yourself this opportunity? If you are ever going to do a major distance race the Florida 300 stands out as a “doable” event. Five days of racing with reasonable leg lengths from 60 to 80 miles and each finish line is right in front of your hotel! Couldn’t be better, so come along and join us for the 2016 Florida 300 and save $55 by getting your registration in by March 1st.
To get your early registration in or ask any questions please contact any of the Sail Series Promotions board member on the Contact the Florida300.com organizers.
WingZ Sailboats announces a brand new line of performance and cruising sailboats.
La Costa, CA — August 20, 2010 — The amazing and affordable Z-21 is truly a unique value proposition. WingZ purchased the original hull and deck tooling of the R21 catamaran designed by Randy Reynolds. Then John Slattebo, the design engineer at WingZ, went to work on updating and re-designing many aspect of the Reynolds 21. The new Z-21 is now faster and simply a better all-around boat.
“We have designed the Z-21 to be affordable for the average family,” said Arthur Kelly, President of WingZ Sailboats. “The Z-21 includes a host of standard features including the trailer and sails.” “In fact, the last time I checked, we only had seven options and none were necessary to enjoy using the boat the day it is purchased.”
The Z-21 is hands down the best value on the market at a price point of just $17,495.00 WingZ didn’t cut any corners either. She comes standard with Ronstan deck hardware, Schaefer furling systems, Z-Spars spar mast and boom, Loos standing rigging and New England Ropes Sta-Set and Sta-Set X running rigging. These companies are known for producing top shelf products with innovative designs. WingZ is offering an additional buyer incentive of $500 if a Z-21 is purchased from inventory or ordered by December 31, 2010.
Starboard Marine, Panama City, FL, April 19th, 2009 A 1989 Yellow Hulled Hobie 16 was reported stolen from Starboard Marine, Back Beach Raod, Panama City, Florda. If you see this boat or have any info, please contact Pat at (850) 235-4805, Starboard Marine. Download pictures and PDF Flyer
Latest test sail and pictures of the new Hobie F18 Wild Cat
Hyeres/France, April 3 april 2009 - Team Zwitserleven Booth/Nieuwenhuis (NED) had the chance to test sail the new Hobie Wild Cat in preparation for the 2009 season. The Wild Cat is nearing completion after a long winter development program and is expected to debut in Carnac, France during the Eurocat regatta at the end of April. The new Hobie is a state of the art F18, created to race at the highest level in the ever-expanding Formula 18 class. Booth and Nieuwenhuis will contest Eurocat, Zwitserleven Race Week (including the Round Texel Race), Duc D'Albe and Formula 18 World Championships in Belgium.
Mitch Booth and Pim Nieuwenhuis were excited about the performance of the new machine and looking forward to the race season to kick off. Nieuwenhuis commented on returning to the beach: 'This boat feels great to sail and very responsive in the gusty conditions we had today." Booth added: "The helm on this boat is a dream and feels like you are gliding on ice. We have put the Wild Cat through some tough testing conditions and she has come out with full marks.'
The Wild Cat, designed by Hobie Cat Europe in conjunction with Martin Fischer (AUS), is along similar lines to the other current F18's with its wave piecing shape and reverse bow stem giving it a very distinctive look. The hulls are the most visible update for the new Hobie, but when looking closely every component has been developed to the latest and highest quality. The extreme high aspect centerboards and the super slick wing mast section just all add to the whole package of a great race boat, which is built by Hobie Cat Europe in Toulon/France.