Buccaneer 18 The Sailing Experience
 
 

BUCCANEER 18

Welcome to the Buccaneer 18 Class. The Buccaneer is fun & fast. This simple sloop is a blast to sail, and easy to maintain. The Buccaneer Class is friendly and family oriented. Here you will find all the resources you need to enjoy the Buccaneer.

KEY FEATURES

  • Great Class for Daysailing or competitive Racing
  • Fast Planing Hull Design
  • Sloop Rig, Roller Furling Jib
  • Integral Spinnaker Launch Tube
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Prepare for the Gathering

The Gathering of the Rogues at Pirates Cove in Josephine Alabama is coming up soon……

 

 

If you’re looking for the perfect trip to get out in the sun (especially if you’re locked in a cold winter freeze way up north)

the Gathering is a great opportunity for you.

The Gathering of the Rogues is pure fun.  Get out of town;  sail your boat, hang out on the beach, hit the bar, have a burger, hang out with friends by the fire.  You’re hard pressed to find a better way to spend a day than at the gathering.

Don’t believe me?  check out the videos… ask around.

 

 

After Regatta Sunsets…….

For the last 10 or so years it has been tradition for Buccaneer sailors to head to warmer places & race in January.

First we all gathered just outside of Phoenix at Lake Pleasant, and then a few of us started heading to Key Largo.

Now over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in January Buccaneer Sailors east and west gather to race.

 

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For many of us, the end of the regatta is just the beginning of the next adventure.  This picture is of the sunset, leaving Key Largo after the Dead Dogs & Tin Whistles regatta.  We hung out until after sunset to leave.  We spent the last few hours of the day enjoying just a little more warm air, water and hospitality of UKSC.

fishing

 

This year, in addition to hitting the bar one last time, keeping tabs on the NFL playoff games and just general lounging around we decided to try to catch some fish.

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We had a little luck

News from Dead Dogs & Tin Whistles

DEAD DOGS & TIN WHISTLES: Five races Saturday in 12+Kts, one Sunday in 4-7 kts after bobbin’ and bakin’ from 11 to 12. Everyone had a great time! The best thing about these sailors is how much they all want to help each other. Yarda and Marian Solc turned back in the Porjoe Key race to assist Jim and Margaret Davis, who had capsized and turtled and were unable to right their boat. Marian Solc had to get in the water to help them. Jimmy Yurko had a spare rudder for Frank and Leeanne Patch so they could go out today after busting theirs yesterday in the first race and swamping so bad they had to be towed in. Two spinnaker poles broke, a couple of spinnakers blew apart. But everyone helped and everyone got back on the water for Sunday’s floater! Results in photo.

Hunter Riddle & Terry Warren win DDTW

The 8th annual Dead Dogs & Tin Whistles was won this weekend by Hunter Riddle & Terry Warren.  They sailed an extremely consistent regatta rarely relinquishing the lead for even a leg.  At the end of the regatta their drop was a 2nd!

There will be many more stories coming from this regatta as it was, as always a fun time for Buccaneer & Mutineer sailors and friends.

 

 

Buccaneer Racing This Weekend! Midwinter Regatta and More!

Buccaneers will be racing this weekend in both Key Largo Florida and on Lake Pleasant in Arizona.

 2015 Birthday regatta at Lake Pleasant

The Arizona Yacht Club will host the 2015 Birthday regatta at Lake Pleasant.  This is the Buccaneer 18 Class Association Mid Winter Championship for 2015

details can be found: http://arizonayachtclub.org/2014/12/next-event-2015-birthday-regatta/

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The Dead Dogs & Tin Whistles regatta

will be at Upper Keys Sailing Club in Key Largo Florida.  This regatta consists of 3 days of racing.  Friday is an 8 mile distance race around Porjoe Key with the winner taking home the prized “Captain Morgan” trophy.  Saturday and Sunday are fleet racing.  This weekend’s weather forecast for buttonwood sound is showing 10-15 knot breezes for all three days.  Should be very exciting sailing.

More details on the regatta:  http://www.upperkeyssailingclub.com/DDTW.html

 

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