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38' Andaman Cabriolet
Building in Thailand
RACHA 1530 Aluminium
(developed from Silkline 1510)
Hobson capsizes (March 2009)
Day 9 was going ok. Chasing down the frontal low-pressure system and maintaining my lead. I eventually caught it late afternoon. We had expected 40-45 knots of wind, and I had prepared accordingly. 2 reefs were in and as wind built I dropped to inner jib, then 3 reefs. Read
Race Week 2005
The Evason Resort Phuket once again the hosted Phuket Race Week with
Image Asia the driving force behind the event now in its second year.
After some debate and with careful consideration Grenville Fordam
and Andy Dowden of Image Asia took the decision to introduce the two
divisions and two starts for the multihulls. Read
is the largest island in the Mediterranean but is little known to
most people. The Mafia, and perhaps the active volcano of Mount Etna
will be the limit of knowledge about this island for most people.
Why not broaden your knowledge and read more...
Valencia may be the chosen place for the 2007 Americas Cup
series but it is not an obvious place to commence a catamaran charter...read
BMW Royal Langkawi Regatta 2005
BMW Langkawi Regatta is notable as the only regatta in Asia conveniently
operating out of a marina, with all entrants returning each afternoon
to their own berths.
Purrfection Story - The Maiden Cruise
Chris Nutt purchased a set of mouldings from which he
built his Iroquois catamaran which he recently completed
with the Carbospars aero rig. The maiden cruise with his
family on board was eventful...
Up the Red Sea
“Where the hell is Djibouti?” This was my
first question when asked if I would join “Gaia”
for her passage up the Red Sea. A few days later I was
flying in to this dusty French colonial piece of East
Africa aboard an Air Ethiopia jet via Addis Abbaba.
Failed Trip of “Bird of Azure”
Our idea was to go down the coast of South America, on
the Pacific side, and sail harbour to harbour. Yet we
could never imagine that sailing, only by sails, always
with the wind on the nose and the icy current of Humbolt
was so demanding.
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A retrospective record of Spirit of England's 1995 Race
to the Azores, with a brief history of multihulls in Azab
Now big business with a plethora of purpose built boats
around the holiday spots of the world, the Editor samples
"My eyes were closed, only the sound of multihulled
fishing boats screaming up and down at 15 knots interrupted
this utopian idyll"
have been capsized, foundered, run-down and placed in more
survival conditions than I can remember"
a Parachute Anchor
Clutterbuck, MOCRA Safety Officer, examines the benefits
of carrying one on board, and compares with the conventional