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Corsair Nationals 2013

If we poke Phil Styne for his thoughts about the Nationals—his Speedster was first both overall and in the 750 class over the seven races sailed on San Francisco Bay—the good Dr. Styne might reply, “Thank you for the question. But first, can I put a question to you? Name me a boat that can be trailered across the United States, have the mast raised by one person and then raced in 25-knot winds. Name a trimaran that can pop a chute and hit speeds to 18 knots with no problem, that can be folded up to fit a berth of ‘normal’ width, or cruised, if you want to go cruising.”

I’ll tell you, the boat that can do that is the Corsair. You asked about the Nationals? That was fun racing, but the real story is a group of people connected by their boats, wherever the regattas take them and wherever they go in between. It’s like the Corvette Corral at Sebring. We’re a little obsessed, and I’m sorry if I’m getting preachy, but it’s because so many monohull sailors just don’t get it.

Phil Styne

US

Corsair Nationals 2013

Stuffing our ama at 21 knots was somewhat spectacular. Several sailors afterward were asking what we did wrong—were we scared, did we damage anything? I’ve had the boat 12 years. I just thought it was something that happens from time to time.

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Jim Lawson

US