The sail racing world is spluttering back into life after over 12 months of being hostage to the COVID pandemic – here’s a look at how SailGP and the America’s Cup coped, plus the 2024 Olympic event quandary…
Even though it’s portable, the Reverso Air doesn’t lack in performance. (Courtesy Reverso/)
Do you have big sailing dreams but not a lot of room for a boat? Check out the Reverso Air, a 12-foot sailing dinghy that can be disassembled into four pieces that will fit in the trunk of a car. A company release includes a video of two people fitting and latching the hull pieces together and assembling the mast and single sail in under two minutes. The Reverso Air breaks down into four pieces and can fit in the trunk of a car. (Courtesy Reverso/)
The four hull sections range in weight from roughly 4 to 35 pounds. Sections of the rigid hull are made from vacuum infused fiberglass with a foam core; the mast is carbon fiber. Carrying weight is up to two adults or roughly 350 pounds. The boat comes in four models, with pricing, delivered to the US, starting at just under $13,000.
Grand Poobah, Richard Spindler, wrote to announce the opening of the 2021 Baja Ha-Ha:
Why sign-up right away? The earlier you sign up, the higher you are on the list to get a berth in Cabo San Lucas at the end of the Ha-Ha.It may not seem like a big deal now, but for a lot of folks getting a berth after nine days ‘out there’ is an attractive proposition. Particularly for women.
The Ha-Ha, as you probably know, is the 750-mile cruisers’ rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas that will start on November 1. Since it is a cruisers’ rally, participants can use their engine whenever they want, be it for safety or convenience. There are R&R stops along the way at Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria, as well as social events before, during and after the fleet reaches Cabo. Boats must be 27 feet or longer and have been designed, built and maintained for offshore sailing. There must be at least two crew. There are daily roll calls and weather forecasts…
May 6, 2021 – Sarah Renz has been named Event Director for Sailing Events, Bonnier Corp. Renz will oversee the execution of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series and develop new opportunities in the sailing category. Renz spent the past seven years working as VP of the Berteau Group, a full-service marketing collective, she founded. In her new role with Bonnier Events, Renz will focus on strategy and activation. – Full report