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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Portsmouth Racing Buccaneer Style

Lunatic Leads the Pack

Lunatic Leads the Pack

 

 

The Buccaneers showed up in force at the Connecticut River Race in Essex CT a few weeks ago.

We had 8 buccs on the line, including one “portsmouth” bucc who decided to experiment with some rigging mods to try to capitalize on the potential for reaches… (which did not work so well for them)

The CT river dinghy distance race was a spectacular event with a wide variety of wind conditions & opportunities to sail in direct competition with about 40 other boats.

 

CT river race

 

Gus Rappold on “Lunatic” was the highest finishing Bucc… You can check out the scores here:

 

https://gifthorseracing.wordpress.com/connecticut-river-dinghy-distance-race-2015/

 

 

Buccaneers Invade Belhaven, NC

Once again the Buccaneer class invaded Belhaven NC for

the 2015 Pirates on the Pungo Regatta

 

 

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NC State “SailPack”

 

 

Leading the charge were some of our classes newest recruits.

Led by Paulina Spencer and Dustin Simons the NC State sailing

club put two of the eight Buccaneers on the water this weekend.

 

Additional sailors this weekend included Bret Aurer who has always served as a bit of an ambassador for our class in Belhaven.  Mike Sigmund brought out his yellow Chrysler “Miss App”.  Justin Meddock as always was there with crew Johnny.  Justin as always was there ready to lend a hand, and spent Sunday morning helping a potential new Buccaneer Sailor get familiarized with the boat and fleet.

The regatta was won by Jeff Moore on “Spanish Mackerel”, second place was Bart Streb on “Adrenaline” followed closely by Michelle Major on “Fireball”.

 

We will be posting more details, stories & photos as they come available.

Greetings from NC State!

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Wasabi made a great debut at the Carolina Sailing Club Championship series, scoring a 3 and two (count em) two bullets for an overall win! Breeze was light and variable, and skipper Nikki Palen (Vice Commodore of NC State Sailing Club) took the green bucc to her first win as part of the College Lending Program. Congrats Nikki!

Pirates on the Pungo!

coming up very soon….this is a great fun regatta with (arent they all) live bands, festivals for the family, camping onsite….great dinner… and on, and on…

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pirates-on-the-Pungo-Regatta/181795442560

And for the entire family!

 

http://www.piratesonpungo.org/

The Pirates on the Pungo regatta is one not to miss….

 

Belhaven Buccaneer Festival, May 15-17, Belhaven, NC

Bayview One Design Regatta

Bayview Yacht Club…  Hosting Buccaneers Memorial Day weekend…  If you’re near Detroit..you need to be at this regatta!

The 2015 BOD: May 28-31

It’s something old and something new at the 4th annual Bayview Yacht Club One Design Regatta: US Sailing’s 2012 Regatta of the Year Award. With four race circles and an average of 180 boats we are looking to get to the 200 marker for the second time. When you come to Bayview it is about racing sailboats and as we say around here “It’s what we are, it’s what we do”, so come and experience Bayview in our centennial year.

The Old:

As always, you’re invited to Bayview to experience the same great parties, top-notch race committee work and unparalleled camaraderie that you have come to expect at our annual regatta. We have recruited the Midwest’s top PROs and an international jury to provide the best racing experience possible.  Saturday night’s dockside festivities will feature the band Good Gravy, a crowd favorite, to perform until the wee hours of the morning.

The New:

We have interest in the regatta from additional classes and are hoping to add a few one-design fleets to join in the fun.  For the sailors who don’t own a one-design boat or do not have the time to race all three days, we are introducing a one-day Cruising Class division to allow more sailors to participate in one of the premier regattas on Lake St. Clair.  We are in the process of creating new trophies with a little Detroit flair. If you win one, we don’t think you’ll stick this year’s awards on the back of a shelf.

For the Buccaneer class we are offering 2 days of racing, free launch and haul out, free berthing for the weekend, daily and overall awards and entertainment Friday and Saturdaynight for the cost of 80 dollars.

Registration at Home – Bayview Yacht Club. Click on the One Design tab at the bottom

 

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