Scandinavian SeaCart 26 Grand Prix 2012
Oceanlake Marine AB, the company producing SeaCart Trimarans and Whyshore AB who operate Sweden’s fastest sailboat, an ORMA 60 Trimaran, together intend to develop a series of Grand Prix (GP) regattas specifically for the new SeaCart 26 One Design.
Next month the first SeaCart 26 will be tested and raced in Thailand where the boat is produced. Following that Oceanlake plan to display and promote the boat at Sandhamn Race Week and the ÅF Offshore Race (Gotland Runt). With great interest in this boat worldwide demand is set to be high as distribution begins soon. As boats will be delivered to owners thoughout 2011 the intention is to launch the Grand Prix in 2012. The aim is to create a race circuit in Scandinavia where there are many owners who are set to adopt the class. International teams are of course welcome to compete also. The process of finding partners and interested teams starts at the Stockholm International Boat Show. Visit the SeaCart Lounge at Stand A 04:44 if you’d like more information about the project.
On the SeaCart 26 OD Trimaran
Klabbe Nylöf – CEO, Whyshore ‘‘The SeaCart 26 OD is a perfect combination of a Formula 60 trimaran and Formula 18 catamaran. The sailors will experience a raw power and speed of a bigger boat but have the ease and pleasure of F18 manageability. With 2000kg of lift in the pontoons, two rudders, a centreboard, and optional curved foils for the floats it will definitely be exciting to sail. By adding the curved foils you get lots of speed, stability and security. The SeaCart 26 OD has as many ‘speed gadgets’ just like it’s equally new and larger counterpart, the MOD 70 trimaran. Whether you and your crew have been sailing multihulls previously or not the SeaCart 26 will provide a fantastic sailing experience. Now you can campaign an exciting multihull in a unique event with a relatively low budget’’
Calle Hennix – Creative Director, Oceanlake Marine ‘‘The goal of SeaCart 26 OD is to offer the sailors a boat that is as close as you can get a one-off built racing machine in performance and quality at a reasonable price. Oceanlake Marine focus was always easy accessibility and usability during the process from concept through to completed boat, it shows in the new SeaCart 26 OD’s DNA. It will be sailed with a crew of three to four and has folding floats, rotating carbon fibre mast and has a cradle that can be easily rolled up on a trailer. It is possible to take the boat up on a slip or with an crane. The boat can be stored on land folded with the mast up occupying the same space a monohull does. You can ship two boats in a 40 foot container to tropical destinations during the winter’’
SeaCart 26 Grand Prix 2012
Klabbe Nylöf – CEO, Whyshore ‘‘The SeaCart 26 Grand Prix is invisaged to be held across Scandinavia the boat is very easily trailerable. With a boat suited for course and short coastal racing, we see the Grand Prix to be combination of both. In order to create a sustainable event, we will tailor the event to meet sponsor’s objectives, for example events will be hosted in relevant markets to provide maximum return. Teams are given the opportunity to compete in individual events or take part in the entire circuit to provide more opportunity for local, Scandinavian and International teams’’
Calle Hennix – Creative Director, Oceanlake Marine ‘‘We at Oceanlake Marine and Whyshore have lived and breathed racing for decades. We’ve taken part in the America’s Cup, Whitbread Round-the-World Race, Volvo Ocean Race, Oops Cup, F18 Worlds, Archipelago Raid and many other events between us. This is the arena where we like to be and now have a boat that is suited to fun and fast paced events that provide value for sponsors and will interest the media and public. This combined with the great interest in Scandinavia for SeaCart 26 OD means that we have already started to launch the SC26GP 2012’’
If you are a team interested in participating or becoming an event partner please contact Calle Hennix, 070 742 84 66 or Klabbe Nylöf on 073 347 24 46.
Visit the SeaCart Lounge and talk to Oceanlake Marine and Whyshore about the SeaCart 26 GP Series at Stand A 04:44.
Oceanlake Marine & Whyshore – Stockholm, February 28 2011