SeaCart 26 is on the Air
Production by Tim Shuwalow / Filmed with a small camera so objects looks rounder than in real life.
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Now more than 10,000 views! / July 9.
SeaCart 26 One Design Sails
New one design, folding version of the 30 now available. The SeaCart 26 one design, little brother to Oceanlake Marine’s SeaCart 30, has had its first test sail.
Once again designed by Marc Lombard, but this time built by Composite Marine International in Thailand, the 26 aims to be a day racer suitable for both inshore and coastal racing. Calle Hennix’s Swedish company Oceanlake Marine are intending on the new tri becoming a one design class.
The SeaCart 26 features the latest thinking in trimaran design from wave-piercing bows, spray rails, retractable curved foils and an ergonomic cockpit. Construction is in epoxy/E-glass with carbon reinforcement, making the hulls light and strong, enabling the SeaCart 26 to fly two hulls like her larger sybling…
Ny SeaCart 26 – Video / DEN
Ny hurtig flerskrogsbåd, SeaCart 26, ser dagens lys. Et svensk koncept med fransk design og input fra UK og New Zealand, bygget i Thailand. Se video.
SeaCart 26 Under Seil / NOR
Nykonstruerte SeaCart 26 ble nylig prøveseilt i Thailand og oppnådde 22.1 knop i testseilas.
De to første testdagene ved Ocean Marina Yacht Club ved Pattaya i Thailand bød på fine forhold med vind mellom seks og 20 knop. Det ga testlaget et bra grunnlag til å prøve båten og etter et par timer på sjøen var det bare smil å se rund baut. Testlaget besto av gode seilere med erfaring fra jollerseiling til strandkatamaraner, America’s Cup og Volvo Ocean Race, og som alle lot seg imponere over SeaCart 26’s eksepsjonelle seilegenskaper og manøvreringsevne. Alle var enige om at SC26 trolig er konkurransedyktig med storebroren SeaCart 30 únder moderate forhold…
Showtime for the SeaCart 26
Preparing the first SeaCart 26 for sailing – Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, Thailand.
The time had arrived! Everything certainly felt good the night before during the first ever test sail but it was time to see what this boat could do during daylight hours.
Over the next two days the test team were greeted by overcast days with scattered rain clouds that produced light, medium and moderate strength breeze in the range of 6–20 knots. Soon after taking to the water everyone was soon sporting big grins! The team members were comprised of sailors with backgrounds covering the complete spectrum of sailing from dinghies and beach cats to America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and everything else in between. The one thing they shared in common was that they were equally thrilled by the SeaCart 26’s exceptional performance and its easy handling. All agreed that the SC26 is very likely to be competitive with it’s big brother, the SeaCart 30 in moderate conditions which is something to be both proud of and excited about!
Pushing hard and starting to fly in the late afternoon breeze – 22.1 knots speed so far…
One aspect that surprised the entire team was how the curved foils on the floats felt beneficial in conditions below the expected wind range. Upwind the boat became very steady due to the foil greatly reducing pitching through a rather choppy sea state. The advantage was also very noticable downwind under gennaker. Instead of continually being driven into and through the backs of the waves the leeward bow was lifted so it was able to glide above and slice through some without resistance.
All in all everyone who got the chance to sail onboard the SeaCart 26 left in eager anticipation of great One Design class racing in times soon ahead!
Test Sailing Crew
Calle Hennix, OLM
Tim Shuwalow, OLM
Anders Lewander, North Sails
Pom Green, CMI
and prominent guests
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SeaCart 26 Seglar / SWE
Artikel och Q & A.
First Outing Under the Cover of Darkness
The time had come, after a long wait for high tide the mast was stepped and frantic rigging took place. Ready! ‘‘Let’s go’’, so more or less in the last minutes of dusk the Oceanlake Marine team of Calle Hennix and Tim Shuwalow, Anders Lewander from North Sails and CMI’s Pom Green and Paul West took to the water.
The main was hoisted as we motored out of the marina and soon after set sail under both main and jib in around 10–14 knots of Thailand’s low density breeze. Wow – This big little boat or little big boat, depending on which way you look it as it shares the best characteristics of both took off and the feeling we got was pure excitment. She felt great both upwind and when shy two sail reaching, flying the centre hull in the puffs. The return trip now in total darkness was done under gennaker with a curved foil deployed. The foil certainly was doing it’s job, not a hint of the bow going down, rising gently and maintaining speed.
The Conclusion – The boat performed, structure and systems working and that we probably just recorded a world first in testing such a boat for the first time in the dark! There’s no doubt that SeaCarts set new standards.
So now after the first sail the rigging has been worked in a little meaning we’re set to take it to another level with further testing and to really see what she’s capable of. The test team is super eager to go again, this time during daylight. As we sit at breakfast the breeze is up so stayed tuned for some great photos and videos very soon…
Ready for Premiere Splash
Race ready (almost) – Just add water!
Yesterday the SeaCart 26 had it’s premiere outing in the sun and later went on a warm midnight trucking session to our test sailing site in Pattaya, Thailand. Furlers, tramps, mast, sails is all ready to rock. Keep your SeaCart channel clear for updates.