America’s Cup Hype Begins

As much as I marvel at how fast these BIG cats go as well as the advancements in design, it just doesn’t seem to be sailing. I’m not sure how many remember the first on board, live feed in the 12 meter monohulls, but hearing the creaking and groaning the boat was making as they headed up wind in heavy seas was real racing and it left you with a sense of how hard it was.

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Nationals NoR & Other News

SeaSpray Trophy Design

Michael Butler is asking if anyone has a line drawing of a SeaSpray he can use to make trophies.  If you have one please send it to Michael at mbutler@mcn.org
Picture shows an example of a line drawing trophy.  Looks nice
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Notice of Race

Attached is the Notice of Race for the SeaSpray Canadian Nationals July 7, 8 and 9th.  Nationals will be part of a bigger regatta – the  annual Prairie Wind Regatta.  Nationals  will start on Friday and continue until Sunday.

CLICK HERE for Seaspray 2017 NOR & PWR

Window To The World

Sometimes the hardest part of racing a SeaSpray is being able to see where the other boats are because the sail window isn’t big enough or your eyes aren’t as good as they used to be. Your eyes are hard to improve but sail windows can be made larger — how about this for a sail window?

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Foiling

It seems that since the last America’s Cup boats used foiling to up the ante and speed, there seems to be a movement to try it on just about any current design. Move over Moth class, you aren’t the only ones trying to get it right.

Starting with the least likely candidate..

 

Or how about in a Laser 1?

Or a single handed cat?