Warehouse Super Sale 2017

If you’re on the market FOR A COSTAL MULTIHULL RACER keep on reading…

New SeaCart 26 Trimaran – Now available at a Super Warehouse Sale Price!
Probably the best coastal trimaran there is. Being a Marc Lombard design having the offshore pedigree built in she is a trustworthy partner when the going gets tough. Having curved foils and rudders on the floats like her larger offshore sisters let you sail on one float under full control. She has a proven race record winning regattas in the Caribbean and Europe under different rules. This boat will not let you and your two to three crew mates down. More, it only take 2–3 hours from road trailer mode until you’re out sailing.

SEK 249,000 was SEK 637,200 / USD 31,000 was USD 70,600 / EUR 29,000 was EUR 66,500
Prices excl. VAT / Offer expires December 24 – 2017 / Warehouse Sale Specs. below.

Included are: 3 x hulls, carbon mast in two pieces, spreaders, diamond stays, carbon boom, carbon beams, carbon bow sprit, carbon curved foils, rudder heads, rudder blades, centerboard, adjustable carbon rudder cross beam, carbon stanshions, Harken deck gear, winch, trampolines, yokes… a whole SeaCart 26 trimaran! The boat is stored on a four wheel trolley that fit inside a standard 40 ft container for effortless shipping.

Add: Shipping, running rigging, halyards, shrouds, sails, engine (electric or petrol), assembly and you have race boat that has all the nitty gritty features her larger offshore sisters has. You get a great training platform for future achievements and/or a stable test platform for flying foil and/or wing sail development. To get the full picture check our Warehouse Sale price example below (OD.48) – Sail type and brand is of your choosing – OD.48 show an example of North Sails 3Di sails.


Terms: ***Ex-Works Thailand, 50% upon order (booking fee)*, 40% a week before shipping, 30% non refundable upon cancellation. OLM are happy to help out in any way. *Until shipping the weekly storage cost (USD 100) is transfered to the buyer. No longer than four weeks are permitted. **This offer overrides prices that are already published. ***Those overrule ’’Payment Plan’’ at the Warehouse Sale Offer Specification (OD.48).

Don’t miss out – ORDER TODAY!

Best Regards

Calle Hennix
Oceanlake Marine AB
Email: calle.hennix@oceanlakemarine.com / Skype: callehennix / Cell: 0046 (0)70 742 84 66

Boat info: www.SeaCart26.com
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FYI: The Brand is happy and for sale – More about it here.

With that said we wish you a successful 2017 and we look forward to welcome you into the SeaCart community!

The SeaCart Team

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Seven Musts Before Retirement

Cowes Week, UK, 2011 © Rick Tomlinson

SeaCart creator, Calle Hennix, talks about his passion for the best regattas around the world.

The SeaCart 26 is not only for tight exhilarating One Design racing around the cans. One important strategic key feature is that the boat is an exciting adventure platform for experience regattas and races around the world. I have a long background on the offshore scene including the Whitbread Around The World Race 89–90. I have always stressed that quality and toughness are the most important features on the SeaCart 26 design, rather than building it as light as possible so you may fly hulls in super light winds. The boat had to be able to cope with rough Atlantic swell or in 30 knots on the Solent with four knots of tide running against you. The feel you get when sailing a multihull in those conditions under control is a real experience of fantastic, pure sailing.

With ownership of a SeaCart 26 a large number of regattas opens up around the world. The one thing that stands out, from my experience having participated in great coastal races and fantastic regattas, is that visiting new countries really opens your eyes to new cultures, food, lifestyles and much more. And beyond that, it’s probably the best way to spend time with your mates and family doing something you all love.

On the flip side it has been quite costly to campaign your own boat in foreign countries until now. Having a SeaCart 26 you can experience international regattas without spending heaps of money. Fore once you just need crew of three, including you, she is easy to tow behind a normal car or sent abroad in a 40 foot container. If you join forces it can be made even more economical as two SeaCart 26’s fit inside one standard 40 foot container.

When you own a high performance boat like the SeaCart 26 you have the right tool for proper coastal racing – Caribbean, USA, France, Asia, Australia, UK, Scandinavia etc. My experience is that the race organisation always like to help out long distance entries. The SeaCart 26 creates a lot of interest – so let the fun begin. I’d like to propose a few great races I have done and others I like to attend. With this in mind I have created a list for pure inspiration.

Seven ‘‘Must Do’’ Regattas before retirement or after ‘‘retirement’’. The events are listed in no particular order – and yes there are more fantastic regattas out there – So please feel free to send your recommendations to add to the list. Here we go…

Held in one of the worlds’ finest sailing waters by an organisation that knows how to conduct races and parties in style. Usually warm winds around 20–30 knots and water temperature around 27 degrees. Who can ask for more? When you are there you can do; Rolex International Regatta at St. Thomas USVI, Antigua Sailing Week, Course the Alliance at St. Maarten, Voile de St. Barth…
St. Maarten / Netherland Antilles / www.heinekenregatta.com

Kings Cup (KC) has set the pace in Asia. KC is their most renowned regatta having near perfect sailing conditions and evening parties that stand out. KC is the largest regatta in Asia and gives you a week in fast forward mode on all levels. For those living in colder countries (like me in Sweden) you should consider staying and do a few more races like: Top of the Gulf Regatta, Samui Regatta…
Phuket / Thailand / www.kingscup.com

This is a perfect first regatta of the new year. In nice temperatures in the most southern part of the US. Professionally driven and now open for multihulls in two classes. Great sailing, fantastic venue. Highly recommended. The SeaCart 30 has entered the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race www.keywestrace.org – We have to check if the 26 can race because this is a fast, fun, wet, must do stretch around the keys.
Florida / USA / www.premiere-racing.com

One of my favourite regattas that has it all. During a race you can have mist, heavy rain, 30 knots TWS and total calm – at the same time you have the tide pushing you back and fourth on the Solent. When you have dealt with those conditions the first beer afterwards makes you feel fantastic because today you have truly earnt it. Around 40 classes starting every day so the traffic on the Solent is solid so you need to check for boats in all directions – all the time. Big fun! The yachting sceene at Cowes Week is great and built on more than 180 years of tradition (since 1826). This is a regatta you seriously have to consider. You will probably sail it many times because the lure of Solent will make you come back for more!
Isle of Weight / UK / www.aamcowesweek.co.uk

Probably the largest yacht race on the planet having 1,800 boats entering each year. Saturday morning at 04:00 you set off from the harbour to sail the 50 NM race around the island. You will sail past the notorius The Needles, St Catherines Point and navigate current up to 5 knots. A fantastic race that will test you and your crew’s skills to the limit. The party level in Cowes on Saturday night is set high – you dont want to miss out!
Isle of Weight / UK / www.roundtheisland.org.uk

A fantastic round the island race. Imagine all entries, monohulls and multihulls, on one long starting line only separated by a starting wessel. A fantastic sight on the big bay. La Trinite is one of those sailing mekkas you just have to visit (like Cowes). Here you get an insight on the many giants of the French offshore scene (monos and multis) – in Trinite quite a few teams have there base. The French cuisine is also a good reason the be here in the spring.
La Trinite Sur Mere / France / www.tourdebelleile.com

In 2011 the Border Run became the largest point to point racing event in Southern California. Starting in Newport Beach rounding Coronado Island and finish in San Diego make this approx. 90 NM race a must do on my list!
Newport > San Diego / USA / www.theborderrun.org

There are lot of other races out there so I’d love to hear your ideas so we can write a follow up article. Until then send me your suggestions plus a short description! I’m looking forward to hearing from you, email here.

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SeaCart Trimarans Update and Q & A

Q: How did all this get started?
A: Well, a sailing colleague contacted me, out of the blue, one day and asked how much I would want for the whole SeaCart business – molds, boats, brand and all.

Q: What was your reaction?
A: At first I was surprised, and flattered. But then I got thinking: what if I sell this impeccable brand that I’ve built from scratch and do something different? It’s been 10 fun years launching two boats with lots of international racing and victories.

Q: Which races have you and your boats won?
A: SeaCart has been on the winner’s podium at Cowes Week, Round the Island Race, Tour de Belle Isle, Kings Cup, Round Gotland Race, Faerder Race, Heineken Regatta, Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race, Voile de St. Barth’s, and the Australian Nationals, to mention a few.

Q: If you decide to sell, what’s in the package?
A: We have the designs, molds, CE certification as well as the web and social media sites for both the SeaCart 30 and the SeaCart 26. We have at least 8 completed SeaCart 26s and some 5,000 leads in our CRM system (Customer Relations Management). These leads are primarily individuals around the world, as well as builders and hardware suppliers and sailing journalists. But we also have a 28-footer in there as well, since the mold for the main hull of the SeaCart 30 can be easily adapted to 28 feet with an insert in the transom area to create a mold for a SeaCart 28. This version would use the same 28-foot floats as the SeaCart 30.

Q: So a buyer would actually get three SeaCart models in the inventory?
A: That’s right.

Q: Why reduce the 30-footer to 28 feet? Why not just build a 30?
A: Well, there are two reasons actually. First, to differentiate it from the more extreme 30-foot carbon racer, and then a future 28-foot fiberglass version would also be much more affordable and thus open a potentially larger market. Remember, Australia and New Zealand have their growing 8.5m (28-foot) rule, and in the US the 28-foot market has been substantial. Corsair has sold thousands of boats over the years. We know the SeaCart 30 is a very competitive design, winning races as we speak. With that in mind a more affordable 28 version should have a given market.

Q: How much do you think the company is worth and what are you willing to sell all this for?
A: I’m the sole owner and I estimate the net worth to be about $2.0M, but I’m open to suggestions. I’ll be looking at all serious offers depending on what’s included.

Q: Sounds more than reasonable considering the investment cost of tooling, the existing boats and the whole brand and goodwill. Who do you think will be calling now?
A: This is an opportunity if you have a build facility and/or are looking to expand into multihulls. Or maybe you just want to jumpstart a business by gaining at least four years of development time, while also avoiding large, unsure investments. I’m still in discussions with the first party, but if you know of any additional contacts that might be interested, let me know and maybe we can do business.

Questions by Richard Cadwalader

Best Regards

Calle Hennix
Founder, Creative Director

Mobile: +46 (0)707 42 84 66
Skype: callehennix
Email: calle.hennix@oceanlakemarine.com

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202 Boat’s at Hyundai Cup in Nynäshamn

August 30 the now famous Hyundai Cup was held outside Nynäshamn. 1912 Nynäshamn was the Olympic sailing arena so the sailing conditions here at the archipelago outskirt is well known to be fantastic. The wind supposed to build during the day and it sure did but later than expected. Finally after the article pictures was taken ‘‘Thanks Search Magazine’’ a 12 knot sea breeze built on the outer part of the now shortened race track. The race format is a hunt start where the fastest boats start latest. First to finish win – a CAR. Sad this price only apply on monohulls.

We did our best to hold our light wind boat speed as high as possible through clever navigation during the first part of the race. Eventually the SeaCart 30 did make her way through the field and passed us ’’we love to have 3 meter more mast height in the super light’’ and finished first in the multihull class. We came in second so sailing wize it was all good. We know we can do better in 12 knots and up breeze so we have to wait for fair SeaCart 26 winds at the 2015 edition. The price giving and the extended party is at season height here in Nynäshamn and ‘‘for some teams’’ the sole reason to give Hyundai Cup a go.

Link to the race.

The SeaCart 26 Team

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4 Time Winner Faerder Fruen

The 2009 crew; Calle Hennix, Sven Lagerberg, Ole Christian Vordahl, Henrik Dillman.

Down the memory lane. There are not just empty words behind our statement that the SeaCart 26 is built upon a long racing pedigree within the company. Before the SeaCart 26 trimaran Oceanlake Marine launched the offshore approved full carbon SeaCart 30 GP (2005). The SC30 GP started a new era of sucessful racing that’s still ongoing*. The SeaCart 26 has also proven to be a rock steady companion in rougher conditions like we have experienced in Brittany, Cowes Week and recently during the Heineken Regatta and Les Voiles de St. Barth (where we finished on top of the podium). Today we travel along the memory lane and visit the largest ‘‘offshore’’ race in Scandinavia ‘‘Faerder Seilasen’’ collecting 1,000–1,200 boat’s each year. Enjoy the notes after the race back then.

The Norwegian SeaCart 30 GP ”Flying Camilla” became historic for the second time. Last year (2008) she was the first boat ever to finish first 3 years in a row. So the 2009 win secure the record will stand at least until 2014. For the second year the Danish SeaCart 30 GP ”Creme Fraese” finish second. The Faerder Fruen trophy is one the most beautiful sailing price in the sailing history. Publish date: 2009.06.16

The trophy all crews like to fly. Here for the still standing 4th time in a row record.

*The SeaCart 30 GP ‘‘Morticha’’ won the Australian Multihull Nationals 2013.

Link to the not so updated SeaCart 30 site, Click here!

Link to Faerder Seilasen, 2014 edition. Click here!

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Search Magazine 2nd Chronicle 2014

Calle has been a contributor in the best sailing Magazine in Scandinavia since 2012.

Google translate english below.

Ni som läser Search känner till att vi rullade in en SeaCart 26 trimaran i en 40 fots container med poste restante St. Maarten. Som njutningskappseglare är det svårt att slå förhållandena i Västindien och Heineken Regattan erbjuder 27 grader ’’plus’’ i luft och vatten, 18–36 knop vind i princip varje dag, platt vatten bakom öar och 2–3m brytande sjö vid uppgrundningar där Atlanten tar vid. Här får man intensiva kryssupplevelser; helt plötsligt befinner sig hela båten i luften och landar längst ner i vågdalen för att sedan klättra upp på nästa vägg. Här ligger man och bränner i 20+ knop fart i för flerskrov alltid lika intressanta 110–130 grader infallsvinkel på vinden (true wind angle) i jättevågor. Ska jag lova eller falla? Besluten måste fattas direkt och intuitivt.

Det gäller att ha en tuff båt som kan ta brutal misshandel våg efter våg, dag efter dag utan att gå sönder. Har man det, och tycker det är okej att vara blöt några timmar, är det här så nära paradiset man kan komma. Fördelen med flerskrov när man seglar 20–40nm navigationsbanor är hög fart. För att segla snabbare måste man segla motsvarande TP52 och ha en budget (för ett race) som närmar sig ett inköp av en SeaCart 26, ’’food for thought’’. Farten gör att du får segla sköna distansbanor under några intensiva timmar och komma iland i god tid för en sen lunch och sköna bad. Du får tid att umgås och uppleva kulturen – något som inte bara uppskattas av oss långväga besökare. Hanteringsmässigt fick vår lilla tremannabesättning en intensiv seglingsupplevelse och många fantastiska minnen. Resultatmässigt speglade vårt mätetal inte verkligheten så ansvariga håller på med justeringar inför nästa regatta. Med två Fortressankare i aluminium kunde vi sova gott på nätterna. Det större ankaret tar kraften från vinden (vi ankrar med aktern mot vinden), det mindre i stäven förhindrar att båten seglar omkring och vrider loss det stora.

Det slog mig häromdagen att formatet på många utlandsregattor jag besökt är väldigt sympatiskt organiserat. Tävlings-, charter- och cruisingbåtar är inbjudna, enskrov som flerskrov. Man seglar längre navigeringsbanor runt fasta objekt och ett fåtal utlagda bojar. Ett race per dag som sträcker sig mellan 16–40nm. Man kör två startområden; ett för racingbåtar (enskrov och flerskrov) och ett för charterklasser ’’cruising utan spinnaker’’ (enskrov och flerskrov). Racingklasser seglar längre banor än charterklasserna så separationen sker naturligt. Antalet seglingsdagar varierar mellan tre till sex och man utgår oftast från samma ort alternativt olika orter på samma ö. Oavsett nivå på seglarna och ekipagen finns det en klass att delta i. Toppensmart då tävlingen maximerar antalet anmälda båtar och besättningar. Sponsormotivationen ökar och organisationen får en minimal ban-, start- och resultathantering.

Cowes Week, Heineken Regatta, Antigua Sail Week, Voiles de st Barth är några exempel. Kanske ett regattaformat vi kan lansera här hemma? Vi gör det i princip redan med Lidingö runt, Tjörn runt, Ornö runt och Gotland runt. Mytomspunna Archipalago raid var ett galet race med kluriga navigeringsbanor. 2008 körde vi med hjälp av KSSS en blandning av banrace och coastal navigational racing under ’’SeaCart 30 Race Week’’. Det blev en braksuccé. Marknadsföring av en ort genom en kappsegling kan bevisligen ge fina intäktsströmmar. Heineken har sponsrat regattan i 34 år och anser helt klart att deras engagemang ger toppenbra ROI (return of investment). Ortens företag och invånare står bakom för att locka fler turister och seglare som i sin tur genererar intäkter till den gemensamma ekonomin. Kanske något vi borde utveckla mer på hemmaplan? Mer om racen i Västindien framöver.

Download chronicle pdf – Click here.

Google Translate to English (Not close to perfect :-);
Those of you who read Search knows that we rolled a SeaCart 26 trimaran into a 40 foot container with poste restante St. Maarten. As pleasure sailor it’s hard to beat the features of the Caribbean and the Heineken Regatta. It offers you 27 degrees ‘‘plus’’ in air and water, 18–36 knots breeze practically every day, flat water behind islands and 2–3m swell at the shoals where the Atlantic takes over. Here you get intense cross experiences; suddenly you find yourself and the whole boat in the air and lands at the bottom of the wave and then climb up the next. Here you burn around in 20+ knots speed in for a multihull always interesting 110–130 degree angle of incidence of the wind (true wind angle) in giant waves. Should I head up or steer lower? Decisions must be directly and intuitive.

You have to have a tough boat that can take brutal beatings wave after wave, day after day without going broke. If you have it, and think it’s okay to be soaked for a few hours, this is as close to paradise as you can get . The advantage of multi- hull when sailing 20–40nm navigation courses is high speed. To fly faster you have to sail corresponding TP52 and have a budget ( for a race ) that approaches a purchase of a SeaCart 26, ‘‘food for thought’’. The speed means you get to sail comfortable distance courses for a few intense hours and come ashore in time for a late lunch and bathing. You get time to hang out and experience the culture – something that is not only appreciated by us visitors from afar. Handling -wise, got our little three-man crew of an intense sailing experience and many great memories. In terms of results mirrored our metrics not reality so liable doing adjustments for the next regatta. With two Fortress Anchors Aluminum we could sleep well at nights. The major anchor takes the force of the wind (we anchor stern to the wind) , the smaller the bow prevents the boat sails around and turn it loose big.

It struck me the other day that the format of many international regattas I have visited are very sympathetic organized. Racing , charter and cruising yachts are invited, Monohull as multihull. Sailing anymore navigation paths around fixed objects and a few outsourced buoys. A race per day ranging between 16–40nm . Man running two starting areas; one for racing boats (Monohull and multihull) and a charter classes ‘‘cruising without spinnaker’’ (Monohull and multihull). Racing Classes sail longer courses than charter classes so separation occurs naturally. The number of sailing days varies from three to six, and it often starts from the same locality or alternatively different locations on the same island Whatever the level of sailors and crews, there is a class to participate in. Top Smart when the competition maximizes the number of registered boats and crews. Sponsor motivation increases and the organization receives a minimal track, start and result handling.

Cowes Week, Heineken Regatta, Antigua Sail Week, the Voiles de st Barth are some examples. Maybe a regatta format we can launch this at home? We do it basically already with Lidingö around, Tjorn around , Ornö around and around Gotland. Mythical Archipalago raid was a crazy race with tricky navigation paths. 2008 we drove through KSSS a mixture of banrace and coastal navigational racing under ‘‘SeaCart 30 Race Week’’. It became a smash hit. Marketing the city through a race can demonstrably provide great revenue streams. Heineken has sponsored the regatta for 34 years and clearly considers their involvement adds hype ROI (return of investment). Overview businesses and residents stand behind to attract more tourists and sailors who in turn generate revenue for the common economy. Maybe something we should develop more at home? More about the race in the Caribbean in the next chronicle.

//Calle Hennix

SEARCH MAGAZINE #2 2014 / Link to Search Magazine

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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!

Check out the video by clicking on the picture or here

Click here for more Caribbean SeaCart 26 video’s

The SeaCart Racing Team

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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

Copyright the LVdSB organization

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.

You find all Les Voiles de St. Barth information here.

Link to more information on the SeaCart 26 Facebook page

Click here to check out a few supercool Caribbean SeaCart 26 video’s

The SeaCart Racing Crew


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!

Don’t miss the mighty useful SeaCart 26  Tips & Tricks page at Pinterest – Click here!

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.

The SeaCart Team

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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

Click here for more SeaCart 26 video’s

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

The SeaCart Racing Team

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