Heineken Regatta 2014

Team All Stars; Calle, Gilla, Walle. All nicknames end with an ‘‘e’’ or ‘‘a’’ in Sweden!

The famous 34th Heineken Regatta (March 6–9) at Saint Martin in the Caribbean was of course a hilarious experience. Sailing both in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean make the conditions and wave state mighty shifting. This is interesting and make sure you get plenty of gear changes in each race. The courses are coastal navigational around boyes and islands so you better have your navigational skills in place when travelling in +20 knots gettin fire hoosed every second wave. We used our strong wind sails ie smaller main and gennaker, because it’s normally windy sailing over here. We sailed a very good regatta making few mistakes but unfortunately the rating was out of bound for us during this regatta (at Les Voiles de St. Barth the rating reflected the reality a lot better) – We rated higher than the 60 ft Gunboats and almost as high as the winner, a 40 ft racing cat ‘‘Soma’’. Soma sailed a solid regatta so they deserve the top spot regardless the rating issues. Well done! Below pictures and link’s to videos as well.

The Yacht Club by the bridge. Two times a day there will be a glamorous bridge opening show!

That’s a nice start by the SeaCart 26 / Check video > Click on the picture!

Rain squalls give you goose bumps when your left in the wake.

The Code 0 is a fine weapon in the light stuff, but you need some wind to make a sail work!

Walle cleaning up the salt-getto – Rain rinse the boat in a minute – We like!

Low and slow (Melges motto) is the way to stay in touch sailing under the rating rule.

Howling South East 120 deg. TWA outside Orient Beach, Saint Maarten. Mighty swells here!

The little bugger, SeaCart 26, love Power Reaching. No brake down’s here – Just power on!

When bearing off we thought the Gennaker was a go. We didn’t do the math right :)

Wahoo! +23 knots feels like flying – Pretty cool sailing in this part of the world.

Click here to check out the 35th Heineken Regatta News / March 5–8 2015

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You bet our objective is to sail the Heineken Regatta again!

The SeaCart Racing Team

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The Ultimate Coctail Video

This 43 min raw downwind sailing Caribbean beauty video is for all who like it to last longer. The uncut director version is the perfect sailor XXXX background movie for any annual backyard cocktail party. No fuzz, just fantastic sailing in Atlantic swell. A blistering sun set, grinding waves in 15–21 knots of speed. Just click on the picture and relax!

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The SeaCart Team

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Power Reaching in Paradise!

Power Reaching outside Isle de Fourche (the devils island) onboard the ”mighty” SeaCart 26 trimaran. Sailing in 110-130 TWD (true wind direction) under jib and main. Wind is about 18–24 knots TWS (true wind speed). Speed 16-23 knots. Click on picture to enjoy this little master piece!

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The SeaCart Team

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Rebuild from Container Shipping

A few days late the boat arrived to St. Maarten. Monday Morning at 10:00 we see our container for the first time in five weeks. We built the boat during Monday and got her ready for mast and splashing. First thing next morning we put her in the water. Here we present how we rebuilded her to a trimaran plus few tips on the way. Enjoy!

Beams and seats lean on the container. Slowly rolling out the boat.

Beams attached to the floats ready to be assambled whith the main hull. Mast on the ground to the left.

Beams, yokes, waterstays and rudder assambled. Now she’s ready for the water and mast.

Shiny and well polished hulls.

Mast pulled forward (using the gennaker halyard) to make room for the lifting strops and crane hook. Check how loose the jib on the forestay is!

Gennaker halyard tight. Forestay lose. Plenty of Mc. Lube spray on the centre board.

Better than sweet, she floats, mast pulled back to sailing position – all systems go!

Here’s the link to the container packing session!

Link to the SeaCart 26 tips & tricks page on Pinterest

The SeaCart Build Team