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2014 Slip To Ship Regatta Pictures

Added by DamonLinkous on May 27, 2014 - 01:50 PM

The 2014 edition of the Slip To Ship Regatta was held this past Memorial weekend at Ocean Springs Yacht Club and was a big success. With over 50 entries in the various classes it was a record attendance for the regatta since the club was completely destroyed by hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Complete detailed results will be available soon, in the meantime enjoy some pictures from the event in this years photo album here.


 If you have pictures you are willing to share with the community please create your own albums inside the 2014 Slip To Ship album and upload your pictures. If you haven’t tried this before, there are instructions in the FAQ here. http://www.thebeachcats.com/faq/Photo%20Gallery/how-do-i-upload-photos/ 

Preparing for first race. 

Hurricane 5.9 Nationals edition 26: “The Hurricane way of life”

Added by Hurricane59SX on Sep 25, 2013 - 04:47 PM

Hurricane5.9 Nationals edition 26: “The Hurricane way of life” -- Weymouth Olympic course, GBR.

What better season finale for the Hurricane59 fleet, than GBR's pinnacle location Weymouth and the 2012 Olympic course…

Class secretary Maxine Oliver, organised a blinding combo of international quality racing facilities with social events to match.  World class race officers, Olympic facilities, the band Super Massive, an RNLI benefit race night, Hog roast and more….  Did you see the prizes waiting for every competitor?  Thanks to Typhoon, Hyde sails and AWSailboats J

The fleet however out shone all of this with a huge show of camaraderie and mutual support on 'big Sunday'…..  This is really what Hurricane sailing and its sailors are all about, sail with us and you become part of the family…. It's the Hurricane way of life baby!!  (By the way there are no secrets either, have you seen the tuning guide link below?)

Day1 Races 1-3:

Beautiful Weymouth bay, glorious sunny conditions and a 10knt offshore breeze greeted our contenders, in what turned out to be ''do or die" day for nationals 2013.

There was no chance for slow starters as competitors fought to make their mark on the score board in this soon to be truncated 4 race series, but no one knew that yet…

St Francis Spring Dinghy a Weta angle

Added by miranda934 on Mar 20, 2013 - 01:31 AM
The weather pattern in SF switched from winter (cold/no wind) to spring (cold/wind) just in time for the Spring Dinghy at the St Francis YC last weekend. There were 9 Wetas racing, tucked in between Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, doing windward leewards with a starboard roundings and offsets to help cope with the tide. With a strong ebb on both days, it was classic SF racing!  Just to weather of Alcatraz, there is some ebb tide relief behind the island and this is generally where we started our races.  Just after the start we’d barrel off on starboard tack to the stronger ebb.  Once you hit the tide line it was like sailing into a river where the short, sharp chop would build.  Once in the strong ebb, we’d do our best to maximize boat speed and let the ebb pull us to weather.  Downwind we’d look for a path with less ebb (not likely) and then surf our Wetas downwind in the strongest breeze we could find. That was the plan anyway!

Endurance Series: Gilligan's Run

Added by cyberspeed on Jul 30, 2011 - 06:14 PM

Important Notice!!

Gilligan's Run Postponed Till August 20th

Due to the projected path of Tropical Storm Emily, Gilligan's Run has been postponed till August 20, 2011.  

The second race in the Endurance Series is next Saturday August 6th. Gilligan's Run is about 26 miles which is the shortest race of the series. The race starts at Acapulco Hotel and Resort and runs North to a mark in front of the "Ocean Deck" then South to Ponce De Leon Inlet rounding a inlet buoy before turning back north to finish back at the hotel.


Added by walterdavidscott on Jun 08, 2011 - 06:48 PM


Greetings from Tanzania, east Africa.
Following the outstanding success and, most of all, sheer enjoyment of Tanzacat2010, it has been decided to host another international catamaran open sailing event in Dar es Salaam Tanzania in 2011. Visit the website to see pictures of this amazing event and learn more about our warm blue waters and great winds.
This is one of the world’s great sailing venues and when the sailing is done, there are a lot of exciting places to visit, including Zanzibar, Serengeti, Selous, Kilimanjaro, to name a few.

The entry fee and full event pricing including accommodation etc has been finalised and firm entries are now being taken through the website.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our sailing paradise with you.

Best regards
David Scott
Tazacat2011 Committee
Dar es Salaam Yacht Club


Hurricane 5.9 at UK Dinghy Show

Added by Hurricane59SX on Mar 17, 2010 - 02:53 PM
2010 Boat Show Press Release

The UK’s Best value fast cat, makes a great start to the season at the 2010 RYA Dinghy Show

The 2010 Alexandra Palace boat show has been a real success for the Hurricane5.9SX Class. The Hurricane is the UK’s best value fast cat and in these recessionary times the 2010 Dinghy show has been the Hurricanes best in years reports the classes most respected sailor Andy Webb.

The Hurricanes newly elected Chairman Nick Moore is a long time Hurricane fan returning to the fleet, “where else could you find better value for money and such fantastic performance?” he enthuses. Nick bought his Hurricane ‘Stingray’ out of the sin bin at Datchet sailing club for less than the price of an F18 Jib just 6 months ago. The newly refitted ‘Stingray’ is frequently mistaken for a new boat and is ready to race at Nationals this June.

Footnote: Looks like the Hurricane class has new life!

Wild Weather Greets Races on Day Two of the Charlotte Harbor Regatta

Added by jhuber7672 on Feb 07, 2010 - 09:36 PM
A second day (Feb. 7, 2010) of unusually strong winter winds tested racers and tossed up the standings on Day Two of the inaugural Charlotte Harbor Regatta on Charlotte Harbor, Florida.

Day One Results from the Inaugural Charlotte Harbor Regatta - Feb 5

Added by jhuber7672 on Feb 07, 2010 - 09:35 PM
Sailors competing in the Inaugural Charlotte Harbor Regatta battled blustery conditions ahead of a strong thunderstorm including 20-plus knot winds. Following are results from the Feb. 5 races.

Free Sailing Lessons in West Virginia

Added by soapysails on Dec 02, 2009 - 01:15 PM
"Hillbilly Cat's" is now "Sewell Mountain Sailing"

West Virginia has 65 new sailors and we have a new name.

When I decided to give back a little and start a free sailing school for the youth of WV., I would never have believed the success and joy this effort would bring. At the end of 2009, we count our fleet of training boats, at 9..and our graduates at 65. We are now offering three stages of training. Basic,Stage Two and Three (racing and Keel Boat)Our first 22' keel boat will arrive in the spring of 2010.

The state and people of WV.have been very supportive of our grass roots group. West Virginia Sports Radio (22 stations) and WHOA TV-4, have both ran stories and interviews on Sewell Mt. Sailing and it's efforts to promote sailing. Take another look at what we are doing: http://www.soapysails.webs.com

TopoFusion.com to Provide Online Tracking for Tybee 500

Added by damonAdmin on May 06, 2009 - 12:24 AM
TopoFusion.com in conjunction with SailSeries.com will be providing event coverage for the Tybee 500 using Spot Satellite Messenger units. TopoFusion.com has been providing online tracking for endurance mountain bike races and is excited to expand into endurance sailing. Their software is capable of linking multiple Spot units together on the same page with both an event page with team's last position and separate pages for each teams tracking.

Footnote: This looks pretty cool, I've been wanting to check out the Spot device, the manufacturer should send me one to review.

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