Looking For a Cool Ride at Cowes Week?

The first SeaCart 26 will enter Cowes Week and you can join the party if you’re lucky. The SeaCart 26 race team announce an open crew spot on two of the six race days. So if you plan (or replan) to be in Cowes and think sailing should be seriously fast, fun, tough, wet if windy and don’t get seasick make it simple and post you interest today and you have a chance to fill one of the spots.

Sen in your interest at the contact formula here – write Cowes Week Crew in the Description area. Good Luck!

The SeaCart 26 Race Team

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First Test – First Impressions!

Anders Lewander test sailed the first SeaCart 26 in Thailand and he was impressed by the boat build quality and high righting moment and the pitch reduction and lift the curved foils produced even in lighter conditions. Check out the Video above (Anders speak Swedish / Translate will be available soon). If you read Swedish here is a link to the article at Hamnen.se

About: Anders Lewander has a lifelong love of sailing all kinds of boats. His true love is dinghies, 18ft skiffs and 49ers to name the standouts.  Anders enjoys high performance boats so his vast experience in Formula 18 catamarans comes as no surprise, he’s won the very challenging Archipelago Raid. On a larger scale he has skippered a VO70 in the Volvo Ocean Race as well as many others. He has worked with sail design for many years mainly at North Sails Stockholm where he is still a driving force.

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”Big Sis” Experience!

During ÅF Offshore Race / Round Gotland Race / Calle and Tim got the chance to sail onboard the first Multi One Design (MOD) 70 trimaran to add local knowledge during the archipelago feeder race and the offshore race itself. During the 400 NM race we got plenty of time to dig deep and experience the latest multihull sailing solutions, trimming and handling of this new generation 70 foot offshore trimaran. Skipper Steve Ravussin and the crew are true professionals, totally calm speeding along at 20+ knots in dense fog. The look of the MOD 70 is quite similar to the new SeaCart 26 so the nickname `Big Sis´ came naturally. Thank you all for the experience and see you in Cowes!

Below the Press Release sent out by the MOD 70 organisation:

Sandhamn (Sweden), July 8, 2011 The MOD70 Race for Water has won the AF Stockholm Round Gotland Race and has gone through the finish line just a few hours ago. The trimaran was one of the favorites with Klabbe Nylof’s ORMA 60 Samsung Challenge that finishes just a couple of hours after the MOD70. A great racing start for the first of the MOD70 series winning over the ORMA 60, even in very light winds!

“A fantastic race!” says Swiss skipper Stève Ravussin at the arrival of the first official regatta of the MOD70. “It is magic to sail in this fabulous region. The nights are so short. Just a couple of hours of darkness and the sun is out again. This is really amazing!”

“The spirit has been great on board and the team has made an excellent job. Since the start we have been confronted to very light winds, which was not so reassuring, knowing that our main competitor Samsung Challenge, stirred by Klabbe Nylof, has less weight and more sails surface.” The skipper adds: “We have been sailing upwind in a maximum of 15 knots the first evening, and we have been relieved when we noticed that we had a better speed. Then, we sailed downwind most of the race.“

The boats have chosen different options after, so they were out of sight for the rest of the race.

Stève Ravussin’s crew is composed of Nico Pichelin (Project Manager) and Jacques Guichard (in charge of the sails), both helmsmen and trimmers, of Benoît Lequin (Technical Manager) and LoÏc Forestier (rigging), both foredeck crew, while Stève has been responsible for the navigation and helm. The crew has been helped by two locals, the Swedish Tim Shuwalow and Calle Hennix.

A superb start for the Race for Water Tour ! Save the date for the next race: the Fastnet Race on 14 August in Cowes!

Check out more News on the MOD 70 site

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