WaterTribe Everglades Challenge 2012 Start

Kayak and sailing fleets depart from Fort Desoto Park beach Beach at Daybreak Daybreak at Fort Desoto Park looked rather ominous for adventurous racers setting off on the 2012 WaterTribe Everglades Challenge and concurrent events. Low … [Read more...]

Watertribe Everglades Challenge 2011 Start

Kayak and sailing fleets depart from Fort Desoto Park beach Sunshine Skyway Bridge at Dawn The Everglades Challenge is an annual event in which kayaks, canoes and small sailboats race from Fort Desoto Park at the mouth of Tampa Bay down to Key … [Read more...]

Charlotte Harbor Regatta 2011: Multihull Fleet Racing

Dawdling through swarms of multihull sailboats in a slow catboat Fleets of multihulls in the race starting area Went out with a friend on his Com-Pac Sun Cat to watch Friday's sailing action in the 2011 Charlotte Harbor regatta, and typical of … [Read more...]

Multi 23 Sport Racing Trimaran Review

The Multi 23 trimaran reaching under mainsail and "screacher" in light winds. A sailboat for families with a serious need for speed In 2009, my friend Don bought his new Multi 23 trimaran. I had heard of the French-designed and Chinese-built … [Read more...]

The Short History of My Life With My F-27 Trimaran #162, Surrender

Racing Surrender in Charlotte Harbor I first saw a Corsair F-27 trimaran at the Miami Boat Show not long after the boat was introduced to the market. I thought it was sheer genius, and unlike anything I had ever seen before. It was incredible … [Read more...]

Spring Sailboat Races With the Punta Gorda Sailing Club

Sailboat racing in January in Florida means putting on a long-sleeved shirt, and perhaps a hat for protection from the sun. The Sunfish Nationals competition was taking place in Charlotte Harbor during our third race. Race three saw the arrival … [Read more...]