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Multihulls Today Summer 2015

MQ-Multihulls Quarterly is the only magazine published in North America for multihull enthusiasts, both power and sail. Created by the publishers of Blue Water Sailing magazine, MQ offers news and notes from around the multihull world, in depth reviews of new multihulls and relevant gear and equipment, and offers great personal stories from sailors and cruisers all around the world who spend their time on the water aboard their multihulls – either catamarans or trimarans.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Blue Water Sailing
Frequency:
Quarterly
R 71,65
R 245,36
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
one hand for yourself

As we were going to press with this Summer edition of MQ, we got the sad news that Carly du Preez had been lost overboard while making a coastal run along the southeast coast of South Africa. Carly was a new author for us and her story about crossing the Atlantic with her husband aboard their custom catamaran Oryx appears on page 22. Losing someone at sea is a terrible thing but it does happen. Most of the time, we believe, these accidents can be prevented with careful planning and due caution. Yet, it is hard to know what sudden lurch of a boat or swing of a boom will be the cause of a missed step or head injury. The most common reaction, we believe, to the loss of someone is…

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2 min
america’s cup 2017 update

While the next defense of the America’s Cup is still two years away, five teams have stepped forward to announce their intent to participate in the effort to wrest the Cup away from Larry Ellison and Team Oracle. It will be no small feat. As of the end of May, both Team Oracle and Artemis Racing, had commenced on the water training on Bermuda’s Great Sound. The fresh trade wind breezes and flat water inside the barrier reef, make for ideal conditions for foiling catamarans. Both teams are racing AC45S cats that can foil up and down wind. The boats are so fast that local sailors and fishermen accustomed to having the Sound to themselves have had to be extra careful when the cats are out training. Because these new foiling cats…

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1 min
nautitech’s new open 46

French catamaran builder Nautitech was acquired by German builder Bavaria last year and is back on firm financial footing and growing again. The new Nautiech Open 40 that was introduced to the North American market at last winter’s Miami show was a big success and that augers well for the re-launch of the brand in this country. The boat sails very well and offers spacious and comfortable accommodations in a cruising boat that is blue water capable. The 40’s larger sister, the Open 48, is a big leap from the 40 so it makes sense for the company to introduce a new model in the mid-forties size range. And that is just what they are going to do. The all new Nautitech 46 will have the classic four cabin layout that is popular…

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1 min
m32 race series

“It’s 100 percent action, it’s 100 percent party,” is the tagline for the upcoming Copenha gen M32 (Marstrom 32) event that is geared towards providing excellent on-shore viewing areas for the public, sailors and non-sailors alike, fast paced racing action and an after party for all to enjoy. This model of arena style racing is similar to the race villages of the America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race. The events were created as a professional sailing series on a regional level where the best sailors, from different disciplines, have the opportunity to meet head on. The boat itself is a one design 32-foot catamaran sailed by a crew of four or five with a main and gennaker that boasts extraordinary maneuverability and speed. On June 25th, Aston Harald Composites AB…

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3 min
the b.v.i.s by power catamaran

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12 min
skirting the southern ocean

We cleared customs in Angra dos Reis, just south of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and stocked up on fresh fruit and vegetables for the passage. Stocking up for a passage was slightly complicated by us not having refrigeration, so we tried to find fruit and veggies that hadn’t previously been refrigerated. We washed everything in a mild chlorine solution and strung up the extra bell peppers. The yogurt was stored in our shallow bilge. We then sailed to Abraão, on Ilha Grande to stock up with spring water and await a favorable forecast. We carry over 200 liters of water and usually catch additional rainwater in our dinghy Crake, while it is in the davits. On this passage, however, we had decided to lash it upside down up forward, to be…

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