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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Buccaneers Take the Cup!

For the 4th year in a row the Buccaneer fleet has taken the coveted “Governor’s Cup” at the Carolina Sailing Club’s 57th annual Governor’s Cup regatta.  20 Buccaneers registered (17 sailed) for this regatta this weekend.

The Fleet at Carolina Sailing Club is spectacular.  Thanks to the tireless promotion of the sport by fleet members such as Mike Sigmund & Tom Wille, this is one of the fastest growing Buccaneer fleets in the country.

Mike loaned his boat “Scarlet Banshee” to Joe David for the regatta, and Tom served on Race Committee, as well as hosted many of the fleet members at his house for the pre and post race parties.

The regatta this past weekend was really something special.  The weather forecast was for temperatures in the mid 90’s with high humidity and light breeze.  For a regatta with 85 boats in attendance, on an inland reservoir, that could have been a sign of death…  However, the wind rolled in just in time to race.  We had rather steady breezes around 10 knots both days ( a little lighter on Saturday, a bit more on Sunday) which made the course very fun & lively with plenty of opportunity for all the fleet members to show off their skills.

Jeff Neurauter on his shiny new boat “American Beauty” took the first bullet of the regatta.  This was then followed by a sweep by CSC’s youngest skipper in fleet Joe David, who showed very impressive boat handling and strategy. The fleet was deep with talented sailors.  If you review the results you’ll see many of the top finishing boats had some pretty deep (high #) scores for the regatta.  This shows just how stiff the competition was.

The courses were rather long, approximately 1 hour per race, and the finishes were loaded with overlapped clusters of boats, and all the mark roundings were full of excitement.

photos of the regatta can be seen here:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/106538423354133865466/posts

 

Full Results:  http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/9280#_newsroom+results

 

North Carolina Governor’s Cup This WEEKEND!

We have 18 Buccs registered, sailing on the border of Virginia and North Carolina. There is still room on the starting line if you want to join us! A Bucc has won the Governors Cup three years in a row with large turnouts.

Sara Paisner's photo.
Sara Paisner's photo.

Buccaneer Surfing…

the video might be a little shaky…but thats how it was….

We took Buccaneer 5006 “Incognito” out for a joyride after the weekly races…air was big, waves were fun..

 

Buccaneer North American Championships Registration is Open!

Hello Buccaneer Sailors!!
(Arrrr!!!)

The BNAC 2015 website is up and running. The NOR is posted, and registration is open.

Register now or just let us know you are coming. Either way, please check in regularly for event updates, SIs and all you will need to know for BNAC 2015!!

http://www.buccaneer18.org/BNAC/BNAC2015.php

Kyra Tallon
2015 BNAC Race Chair

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/

 

 

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