The FLOTA CAPRI 37 , Puerto Vallarta. Fleet held its first race to Chamela, a small village 130 miles south of Banderas Bay.
The conditions could not have been better. Warm weather and winds up to 20 knots made for an incredible race with close competition. Azteca and Dread Naught had a great start off to the south while Crew 2, Borat, and Chevos struggled to get back into the race. Chivos had Ullman Sails Team members Chuck Skewes and Rodrigo Cuellar Dipp on board.
After the boats made it half way out of Banderas Bay, Chivos and Crew 2were battling out...
Ullman Sails Puerto Vallarta is open and doing business. Ullman Sails has trained service team members and stocked supplies to have the most advanced sail loft in Mexico. Stop by and check it out at Los Arroyos Verdes in Bucerias.
The largest fleet since 2000 joined the Baja Ha Ha for the annual trek to Cabo San Lucas via Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria. 150 boats made it the entire way with a wide variety of conditions and situations.
The rally started on Halloween in San Diego with a huge send off of Media, fire boats, horns, and by standers on shore and on the water. The winds were light at the start so the “Rolling Start” was initiated where boats motor at 6 knots until the wind fills in. Then the “Grand Poo Bah” Rich Spindler announces that...
The Grand Opening party at Ullman Sails Puerto Vallarta was a huge success with 250 people attending the event. Live music around the pool, great food and drink, videos playing, and free shirts and belts to all that attended.
Ullman Sails is proud of the new facility and it was great to let people see how modern and advanced our new place is. With the capability to work on sails of any size, upholstery, canvas, as well as all sail related items, we can help sailors in many ways.
If you could not attend, just stop by and check it out
You round the weather mark in good position. The wind is light with slight puffs rolling down the course. As you work your way to the leeward mark sailing as deep as you can while keeping your spinnaker full you notice a puff coming down the course and a boat that was sailing higher now is sailing your angle at more pace. When the puff goes away the boat gained or even passed you. Why did he have more speed when the puff hit? How did they gain so much? The real answer is not how the boat sailed...
There are 4 different types of bend we look for in setting up a mast.
This is not technically bend, but is often misunderstood as bend. Mast Rake is the angle aft that your mast sits compared to the waterline. Without bending the spar itself and the relationship to the step of the mast. You can have a lot of rake with a very straight mast.
Pre-Bend. This is the amount of bend in your mast from the gooseneck to the masthead measured from a straight line. This is measured without sails up and backstay lose.
Max Bend. ...