Video Les Voiles de St. Barth

Video and pictures from a fantastic racing week. Two light wind days and two strong day wich made us use a reef in our main sail (quite unusual). It was a pleasure to race at St. Barth and finish on top of the scoring board in our class was the perfect topping of the cake. See you again!

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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014

The SeaCart 26 finishes on top! Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2014 (April 15–19) was held in much stronger conditions than the Heineken Regatta. St. Barth is a smaller island and therefore more exposed to the Atlantic waves rolling in. During the second half of the regatta the wind came up strongley. But even though we have the smallest boat in the fleet, our litte rocket ship proved she can handle rough conditions in a good manner. The SC26 showed us once again she is a trustworthy companion in waves building above 3 meters. The Voile is one of those regattas you should really consider. It’s well organised, has 30 possible tracks, and they provide professional and happy support from sponsors and all the regatta staff.

Race notes from the week:

Race day 1. Light to light medium wind. Les Voiles de St Barth, 5th edition, deliver exellent conditions. A bit to light for us giving us plenty of Code 0 sailing. 5 hours and a 30NM later on high concentration, +Ahlgrens bilar (swedish candy), got us where we like to be – On top of the scoring board. A Good start for the team.

Race day 2. Big rain squalls delayed our start 1,5 hour. After a long day having plenty of gear changes and sometime frustrating decisions (take the loss now), new rain squalls delivering 30 knots of wind, we got a fantastic finish doing 20+ knots, flying two hulls, over the finish line. Only three seconds after 9 ft longer CAN cat (who by the way missed the first top mark). So all good on the little pocket rocket ship. Today, Thursday, is a lay day and for us a small TLC day, meaning checking the sailing system and cleaning the hulls. Big wind expected for tomorrow racing.

Big wind Race Day 3. Broken masts, boats over the side, waves you dont like your grandmother to experience. Abandon race at first, in for a coffe, then out again for a 16NM race. Champagne conditions!

Tough last day for us. The whole race we had no flow, very tough getting a free lane because of the waves and traffic from other classes. It was a long and hard day on the water. On the other hand we ‘‘Vikinged Up’’ and added sisu (finish gut) carried on dispite our missfortune securing first place in the regatta – So in the end all good on the little SeaCart 26 trimaran.

Reef in the main. That’s not a common sail set for us.

Close rock roundings every day. The closer the better :)

Rough 2–3m waves make the upwind life onboard interesting.

Copyright 2014 Philip Plisson

Copyright 2014 Philip Plisson

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Prepping for start

Race day 2 medium to light wind.

Good looking crew.

We got the Gennaker sheet tangled up in the Code 0. No good if you have to tack!

Special delivery on it’s way – if they can catch us!

The always happy shore crew made a fantastic delivery. We like!

Voila, thats the Churchill way. Cooled, free and best quality.

Indeed a good finish of a fantastic regatta.

Plenty of TP 52 and alike love the racing at the Voile.

Price giving 2014 in Gustavia.

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First SeaCart 26 in Norway

A bright April morning we went west to launch a newly striped SeaCart 26 trimaran. Here’s the picture story in reversed direction from floating sail test in Oslo to striping in the work shed outside Stockholm, Sweden. We look forward to post updates from training and racing sessions. Until then enjoy this!

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Nice docking space at the KNS dinghy plant.

Just a small push and she’s afloat.

Removing the last straps around the main hull.

Both sides out. Furling lines getting in place. Covers already removed. Looking good!

Mast in place and one side is folded out. Take up 30–40 cm on the shroud to get her leveled.

A-Frame in place, mast goes up.

Ready for the road.

Checking the straps.

All looking good on deck. Covers do their job perfect.

Graphic waves in place.

Flag and number now on the floats.

Inside float graphic.

Outside float graphic.

Those guys know how to do bend the corners.

High concentration is the only way to get this right.

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