The name Merlin is iconic in the world of racing sailboats. When Bill Lee designed and built her just outside Santa Cruz, then went on to crush the competition racing to Hawaii and setting a record that would stand for 20 years, the understanding of what defined a fast sailing yacht was completely upended. I’ll […]
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Ok, this could be your lucky day. Hula Girl, our turboed Santa Cruz 50, has a late opening for the Transpac! This event was sold out well over a year ago, but we now have one berth open. This is probably the most iconic race in the history of sailboat racing. And now is your […]
Here’s a video from our friends at Scuttlebutt Sailing News showing a few essential knots. While there may be moments of fervent supplication to deities during heavy seas, we all know what we hope will hold us 🙂 VIDEO: Six knots you need to know
As sailors, we cope with a lot of maintenance issues on the boats that we sail and race. Since there are so many moving parts and gear, the upkeep can get exhausting, and most of all, expensive! The relentless wind, sun and salt will eventually disintegrate our sails and covers, regardless of our protective measures. […]
Did you see the pic and say it? Did you stop and think, “I need to get on the water”? Was your next thought, “I want to have an excellent season and sail better than ever!”? If that is you then we want to hear from you. Our courses are underway for the season on […]
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We love this video from Quantum Racing. J/70 Practice at Charleston Race Week. Makes us want to race. You too? Click Contact Us or choose Contact from the menu bar above and we will find you a spot! Thanks for sharing Quantum! J/70 – Charleston Race Week #j70 #quantumsails #chucktown #charleston #sailing #sailboat #onedesign A post shared by […]
You’re sitting in front of your computer, dreaming of being on the water or considering your sailing goals and how you will get there. Your calendar is open and the heavens open up, angels sing and you see it; free time. Now all you need to find is that course or event that fits. There […]
“Light air settings are the call today as J/World’s Vanishing Girl approaches Punta Raza. Our plan is to practice ‘All Crew Overboard’ drills, right after anchoring!” That’s J/World Coach Paul Marston checking in on Day 2 of a 5 day Liveaboard Cruising Course from Puerto Vallarta. What a great photo! Interested in moving up to […]
TRANSPAC is nearing and berths are filling up fast. Yes, you can still get one and yes, it will be an amazing experience. Still, we hear some of you saying to us, “But it doesn’t start until the week of July 3rd! I just can’t wait that long!” We completely understand and we have a […]