Multi Cup Prize Giving Party 2013
The 2013 prize giving took place at the Whyshore HQ in Stockholm during the big racing season wrap up party. DJ, free drinks, light food got sailors and partners into a fantastic mode. A top of the line Sjöö Sandström clock was given to the winning team. For sure one of the finest prize on the Scandinavian sailing arena, Thank’s S&S! 2013 will be remembered as the light wind season but never the less a season having five competetive boats on the starting line fighting hard for the top spot. Having a blend of tight city and coastal navigational racing, that’s easy to reach, make sailors, partners and sponsors asking for more.
We have seen a wide spread of talent amongst the crew’s having Volvo Ocean Race, Whitbread Round the World, Americas Cup, Olympic and good one design sailors represented. We can see why racing an easy to handle state of the art multihull is interesting; It’s a new fast ball game for monohull sailors, like sailing version 2.0. A good sign for future is the wide spread of age having 16 to 60+ represented. Now the winter push darkness upon us in Scandinavia and we look forward to present the 2014 Multi Cup race calendar asap so we can plan our 2014 season. To quote an old sailing champ; ‘‘The older I get the faster I like to sail’’ // Paul Elvström. It’s not to late to join the class. Welcome!
Below a few pictures to embrace the 2013 season. Enjoy!
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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 open up around the world. From my own sailing having travelled the world and experienced great coastal races and fantastic regattas the thing that stands out the most is that visiting new countries really opens your eyes to new cultures, food and lifestyles and much more. But beyond that, it’s probably the best way to spend time with your mates doing something you all love.
On the flip side it is quite costly to campaign your own boat in foreign countries. But now you can experience international regattas in a SeaCart 26 without spending heaps of money, you only need crew of three to four including skipper and it is easy to tow on a trailer 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 true high performance boat capable of sailing in the Caribbean, USA, France, Asia, Australia, UK, Scandinavia… that can take a real beating – i.e. when you purchase the SeaCart 26. My own experience is that we always got tremendous backup from organising clubs, they seem to support those that have made the effort and have come a long way to attend. At a venue the SeaCart 26 will create a lot of interest and inquiry – so let the fun begin. From my perspecive I’d like to recommend a few great races I have done and others I would like to do. With this in mind I have created a list for pure inspiration of what’s out there – It’s time to start dreaming and planning!
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
KEY WEST REGATTA
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
ROUND THE ISLAND RACE
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
TOUR DE BELLE-ILE
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
THE BORDER RUN
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.
Testsailing Sessions in Cannes
The road trip to Cannes took less than 48 hours from Stockholm via Malmö, (Bridge), Copenhagen, Rødby, (Boat), Puttgarten, Hamburg, Kassel, Lyon, Marsielle, St. Tropez, Cannes. The roads through Germany where just to bad (like a washboard) so on the way back we opted for another route; From Cannes, Genoa (ITA), Como, Switzerland, Pass of St Bernardinio, Lichtenstein, Austria (Bodensee), Germany, Münich, Berlin, Rostok, (Boat and 6 hours sleep) to Trelleborg (SWE), Malmö, Jönköping, Stockholm. Started Saturday 17:00 from Cannes, Some power sleep at the st Bernadinio pass, went through Germany on Sunday (1130km), boat to Trelleborg from Rostok 23:00, Monday 06:00 in SWE, 14:00 boat parked in Stockholm City. The eastern way up through Germany had much better roads (almost no bumps) and less traffic. Clearly the way to use on the way down as well in the future.
Cannes was solid 27 deg in the water and the air. We had quite a few sailors passing by and enjoying the laid back life and sailing around Cannes, to Monaco and st. Tropez. Finding mooring and a place to put the boat in the water is sometimes hard at the Riviera, we are not the most common boat type around like powerboats and monohulls. So the set up is not the best. Try your finest French and always have a smile at hand and you will find a solution :)
The SeaCart Team
SeaCart 26 Team 2013
If you want to promote your business and maximize media impact, consider this fact: Sponsoring a full season of your own racing team in the Multi Cup 2013 costs about the same as one full-page insert in a Swedish morning paper.
Of course there are many ways to reach out to your target groups. But if your branding strategy includes entertaining clients and leads in a fresh, sporty environment – then we definitely have something special for you.
Multi Cup 2013 offers you a complete media platform. This includes 16 TV shows from seven top venues in Sweden as well as ProAm days, radio and inserts running over a five-month season. It all adds up to make the SeaCart 26 Multi Cup stand out as one of few turnkey sailing series on the planet. We provide Racing Teams, Partners and Sponsors with the right tools to fulfill their ROI expectations.
Get involved, build your own team! Contact Calle Hennix at Oceanlake Marine AB.
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The SeaCart 26 Team & Whyshore Events
Season’s Greetings 2012
2013 will be an exciting year as the SeaCart 26 OD Multi Cup take place for the second year. The Multi Cup is open for national and international teams looking for an One Design Cup having tight Grand Prix races at fantastic sailing venues in Sweden. With that said we wish you a successful 2013 and we look forward to welcome you into the SeaCart community!
Link to the SeaCart 26 Multi Cup Facebook Page
The SeaCart 26 Team
Multi Cup 2012 Directors Cut
The Directors Cut of Malcolm Hanes pictures of the 2012 racing season. Those pictures of SeaCart 26 racing in the Multi Cup are in a class of it’s own. Contact Malcolm direct if you are interested to buy a print; Malcolm Hanes på 0047 (0)70 570 90 12.
Link to the Hamnen.se article and gallery!
The SeaCart 26 Team
Search Magazine Rules in Sweden
The SeaCart 26 trimaran make it on the cover of Swedens coolest yachting magazine, Search Magazine. Not only that, the magazine is pasted with pictures and articles featuring the SeaCart 26 trimaran. I guess we made a good impact traveling Sweden during the Multi Cup 2012. Check it out!
Link to Search Magazine / Read Online
The SeaCart 26 Team
SeaCart 26 Multi Cup 2012 Review
The Multi Cup 2012 Review is full of information and quotes from sailors, partners and media. Use this cracking document and promo video to inspire fellow sailors, captain’s and/or for partner presentations. We like to see your team on the starting line in May 2013!
The SeaCart 26 Multi Cup is a cost-effective racing series featuring 6 to 7 Grand Prix events on peerless venues along Sweden’s east and west coasts. Contests vary from exciting city races, to speed tracks, to coastal navigation courses. Teams have to master tight racing on a variety of different courses and conditions. With our media platform, TV shows and ProAm days running over the season, the SeaCart 26 Multi Cup stands out as one of few turnkey sailing series on the planet, providing Racing Teams, Partners and Sponsors with the right tools to fulfill their ROI expectations.
We welcome international teams to join the Multi Cup 2013. Sweden is magical in the summertime in many ways, so don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to dive deep into Sweden‘s culture and at the same time get loads of fantastic races under your belt!
With that said we look forward to the 2013 season having more teams on the starting line. The race schedule will be presented in due time. The 2012 schedule is what we work from and we expect the Stockholm Grand Prix to be the last GP in the cup.
2012 Review content: 16 pages of information and quotes from sailors, partners and media. Use the pdf as slide show alt. print and distribute as booklet.
Click here to check out the 2012 Review online
Link to Multi Cup Promo Video
Link to Youtube featuring the TV Show ‘‘Segling’’ broadcasted on channel TV4 Sport
For the record: The Multi Cup Schedule 2012
Grand Prix 1 Stockholm, Sandhamn 9–10 June √
Grand Prix 2 Stockholm, Big Boat Race, Nacka Strand, 16–17 June √
Grand Prix 3 Stockholm, ÅF Offshore Race, 29–30 June √
Grand Prix 4 Lysekil ‘‘at Lysekil Women’s Match’’, 10 August √
Grand Prix 5 Stenungsund and Tjörn Runt, 17–18 August √
Grand Prix 6 Nynäshamn, 15–16 September √
Grand Prix 7 Stockholm Sailing Grand Prix Riddarfjärden, 22–23 September √
The SeaCart 26 Team & Whyshore Events