First to Finish Tour de Belle-Ile


We got 15 sec. of  fame at the podium plus an article in the local news paper

The SeaCart 26 was the first boat to finish the ‘‘petit Tour de Belle-Ile’’ course outside La Trinite sur Mer in France. After a slow downwind start in almost no wind we rounded the Belle-Ile north west gate having the Code 0 ready as our upwind genoa. In very light conditions we sailed a slightly higher course than other boats wich I believe projected less foil area against the tide.

We had the same speed as other boats that sailed a lower course to get close to shore faster and potential less tide. Half way down the coast of Belle-Ile we had room to crank off a few degrees and accelerate.

A few minutes later the wind filled in to 8–12 TWS and we blasted through the feild in warp speed doing 15– 17 knots. When we passed the last gate in the south east corner there was few boats ahead of us. The wind was quite fluky and we would probably been faster if we keept the Code 0 for a while before shifting to the jib. We did’nt so we had a few thought miles until we passed the gate to the bay of Quiberon. From then on we had full upwind power, 16–24 TWS, having full main and jib. We where not 100% satisfied with the upwind speed in the end but on the other hand we took line honour on the 37 NM course, time: 7h 15min.

We got many nice cheers from multihull pros like Francis Joyon (Idec), Sidney Gavignet (MOD 70 Oman), Michel Desjoyeaux (MOD 70 Foncia), Brian Thompson (MOD 70 Oman, Maxi Banque Populaire record) and the 50 foot Trimaran teams… They all stated their likes of the sweet and cool looking SeaCart 26 trimaran!


Our toing car parked at the key side in La Trinete sur Mer – A car up for a tough job!


Getting ready for the return trip to Sweden – 2,420km


Three days later back in Stockholm, Sweden.

The SeaCart Team

Categories: News
Apr
30

SeaCart 26 on Display in France!

Lorient International Boat Show. The SeaCart 26 will be on display and available for sea trials at the Lorient International Boat Show. Come by and see for yourself why she often is referred to be a mini MOD 70 Trimaran! She will stay around to race the Tour de Belle-Ile, April 28. E-mail your serious interest to participate in sea trials to calle.hennix@oceanlakemarine.com.
See you in France!

Link to Lorient International Boat Show

Link to Tour de Belle Ile

The SeaCart Team

Categories: News, Press Releases
Apr
07

SeaCart Multi Cup Presentation


All four pictures from our informative cup presentation having six pages in total.

Check this out if you’re a Sailor looking to enter a competetive multihull cup or a Company looking for an unique cost effective market opportunity in sailing; that includes hospitality, team building and ProAm events. The new SeaCart Multi Cup (SMC) offer a format where companies can wrap up a to top level racing team without spending heaps of money.  SMC is a sporty, fresh, environmental friendly platform that have all the ingredients, including TV, to vitalize and expand your brand and brand experience in Scandinavia.

Download Presentation (pdf)

Read Presentation Online – Click Here!

Feel free to contact Oceanlake Marine anytime.


Whyshore Events are an experienced cup and event organizer


Monday Production have produced sailing TV for years including VOR and Americas Cup


The presentation also include links to deeper information – Produce you own sales pitch!

The SeaCart Team

Categories: Articles, News, Press Releases
Apr
04

The Times They Are a-Changin’


Calle Hennix at Allt För Sjön boat show.

Gustav Morin, news anchor at www.hamnen.se, interviewed the SeaCart brand founder Calle Hennix at the Stockholm boat show ‘‘Allt förSjön’’, march 2012. Topics of the day was the multihull future and the upcomming SeaCart Multi Cup. Watch the Swedish interview by clicking on the picture. For all others here’s a short extract;

Calle: ‘‘Having Americas Cup as a driving force building world interest is good news for the new SeaCart 26. The timing is right as the SeaCart 26 is a perfect stepping stone for monohull sailors looking for a multihull that is easy to handle, forgiving in tough situations, yet a boat that provides all the cool features and the look you expect on a modern performance multihull. She fills a gap for non professionals who think multihulls are cool and like to find a boat to learn and develop themself and their team on’’

‘‘CMI and master boat builder Pom Green assure we got serious racing quality covered. If you are a regular racer in a any high level one design performance monohull class you’ll have no problem upgrading your game on a SeaCart 26 trimaran. During Cowes Week 2011 (her first outing by the way) she raced four days in heavy breeze gusting 32 knots TWS at times. Calle stress: Racing not surviving as you probably would on most high performance multihulls. It’s comforting knowing you have a boat that can participate in coastal races like Cowes Week, Round the Island Race, Heineken Regatta, San Fransisco…

Calle continues talking about the new SeaCart Multi Cup: ‘‘We will soon go public with partners and sponsors. Having a cup in place we glue the SeaCart 26 features into an interesting opportunity for sailors, companies and media. The SeaCart Multi Cup have all the ingredients to be a cost effective option for the non professionals (yet) looking for greater challenges in the future like the Extreme Series and ultimately Americas Cup. The SeaCart Multi Cup shall be a place where Olympic sailors as well as top amateurs have a chance to grow their skills in tough competition. That would create a fantastic foundation where teams can find new guns to the top level of the game.

The Times They Are a-Changin’ (as Bob Dylan wrote 1963, released 1964), is more than ever appliable on the sailing business today according to Calle – You have to build content on top of your boat concept to stay on top of your game!

With that said we end this session by looking at the SeaCart 26 test featuring Torvar Mirsky – One of the young guns out there.

The SeaCart Team

Categories: News, Press Releases, Videos
Apr
02