Tour De Belle Ile race went off on the past may 10th week end. Balance is very positive and encouraging, and proves that public is interested in this kind of event. More than 120 boats were subscribed and 562 sailors took part to the race: the younger was 8 and the older 76. © eol / François Van Malleghem All categories were represented, from mach 6.50 to Anne Caseneuve’s 50 foot trimaran, which established the new record crossing the line after 6h 48 min24s. The longest boat was Eric Tabarly’s Pen Duick VI (22,5... [Lire la suite]
Very interesting post in marine electronics reference blog PANBO, about Loic Peyron’s Gitana Eighty’s equipment (Peyron won the last Artemis Transat). One more time, MaxSea is in front page…. Photo P.Nielsen/Sail/Panbo More info: http://www.panbo.com/archives/2008/05/gear_puzzle_and_gitana_eightys_nav_station.
The third edition of Deauville International Week remains loyal to its values whilst being innovative as regards to sports organization and on shore entertainment: a new mixed program of buoy and in-shore races, registration fees reviewed to facilitate access to small one designs and small IRC crafts, new reception areas and a crew to develop exchanges and conviviality between competitors. An increased number of labels and championships (French Crew Championship in Mumm 30, French Cup in J80, National 747 OD, EuroCup in J 109,... [Lire la suite]
The season started and first results are full of promises… For her fist participation to the Solo Figaro Arimer in Les Sables-d’Olonne, Isabelle ranked 13th of general classification, and 2nd of rookies. Race organization had to divide initial race because of alarming weather forecasts. A few weeks later, during the 24th edition of Transmanche race, she crossed the finishing line 7th, after a complex race, with exceptional weather conditions. She also classified 6th of the Solo Port de France race, confirming her regularity It... [Lire la suite]
Panbo is a reference weblog in marine electronics. This is the conclusion of the NavNet 3D’s test : “Furuno and MaxSea have created not just a remarkable navigation system, but one that scales easily from center console to megayacht and sailboats.” Read full article in http://www.panbo.com/ .
Our company currently own two mussel dredgers, both of which have a combination of MaxSea plotter software with full option 2D/3D and Seascan. To be honest we can't fish anymore without this setup. In the areas we fish, nobody knows where the mussel seed can be found, and in the past, it was more or less a question of luck to catch seed. Last year we experienced five successful trips catching huge volumes of seed, and four of those trips were done having Seascan and MaxSea on board. If we didn't have that system, we wouldn't have... [Lire la suite]
One of the advantages of mixing SAM’s radar and AIS, is the possibility to display as one target on the screen AIS and Arpa informations. Two Koden echo sounders were installed, 852 and 841 models, which allows in total 6 frequencies and 1000 Watt.Two MaxSea PRO systems added, including sophisticated 2D and 3D, Arpa, AIS and Seascan modules. North Sea English Channel chosen charts will be weekly updated (unique in fishing). For others regions, like the Norwegian area or the Irish Sea, mm2 charts of... [Lire la suite]
The day before the start of The Artemis Transat, Michel Desjoyeaux observes that weather conditions are unusual across the North Atlantic, which will make this thirteenth edition of the race all the more exciting, with twelve 60 foot monohulls in race : “The Artemis Transat is a more difficult event than the Route du Rhum: I haven’t raced the Rhum in a monohull but I'm well aware of what it represents, as I've done it twice in a trimaran, and The Transat is a race I've sailed on both a monohull and a multihull… It’s an... [Lire la suite]
MaxSea is famous all around the world, and convinces professionals as well as amateurs. Partnerships reflect this fact, and this year, MaxSea will be partner of two races in Spain. The first one, the Regata Aister, is organized in Vigo by the Liceo Maritimo de Bouzas. More than 50 boats will take part to this single and double handed race, on May 11th and 17th. The second event is the XXXI Regata Mar de Alboran, organized in Malaga on July 10th. This race is now a classic in Spain, because organized every year since 1977.... [Lire la suite]