Key West Race Week in January 2000 was one of the largest keelboat sailing regattas in the world at the time. There were more than 300 racing sailboats on the island for the event. Premier Racing from Marblehead, Massachusetts, was the managing company. Peter Craig, founder and owner of Premier Racing, was also the event director and headed up the race committee for Division 1 of 3 divisions. Sadly, I have just learned that, after 21 years, Premier Racing is stepping aside from the Key West regatta in 2016.
The competition around sonar burns hot on many fronts and the more the merrier, I say.
An Australian company called Carnegie Energy recently introduced a system that might just make everyone happy. It’s called CETO 5, named after the Greek goddess of the sea, and it harnesses the energy of waves.
Written by Ben Ellison on Jul 22, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Okay, I’m going to come clean. While cruising, I’m not usually an enthusiastic social animal, skipping down the dock in my flip-flops like the pied piper and asking anyone within sight a bunch of questions. “Where are you from?” “Where are you going?” “How long have you had your boat?” Sure, I’ll help you with your lines when you pull into the dock, and will certainly offer a good morning. Just don’t expect me to drop by your cockpit with homemade muffins for a morning chat.
Written by Ben Ellison on Jul 18, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
We spoke to three brokers who had Pacific Mariner 65s listed on BoatQuest.com. See what they each had to say about these sought-after three-stateroom cruisers and the boaters looking to buy and sell them.
Commissoned by entrepreneur and scion of Italy’s Agnelli family Lapo Elkann, the boat was designed and developed by Francesco Paszkowski Design in cooperation with Baglietto based in La Spezia, and customized by Elkann’s new enterprise Garage Italia Customs. The boat features the patrol-boat style that Baglietto introduced with the MV13 prototype (read Alan Harper’s full test of her here), a design that harkens back to the builder’s history of supplying military craft to the Italian Navy.
We’ve all heard about or maybe experienced a similar situation. You finally schedule your boat for service after months of wrangling a simple return call. And then spend more time trying to ride herd over the process than you do working your day job. Soon, you begin to question yourself through a lengthy self-reflection process. Am I losing my mind? I thought he said the work would be completed three months ago. Am I really an “A-hole?” Maybe I’m the problem.