Hydrocoat Eco is the latest iteration of Pettit Paint’s multi-season ablative antifouling line and combines a proprietary self-polishing, water-based ablative coating with the organic metal-free biocide Econea to inhibit slime and improve antifouling performance.
Although the 34th America’s Cup may have still fallen short in some ways, there’s no denying that Larry Ellison, Russell Coutts and company have finally gotten what they wanted—some of the most exciting racing the historic sailing series has ever seen.
Navico recently organized its various products so that B&G is its sole dedicated sailing line, and the brand’s dedication to all things sailing—whether it be daysailing or racing at the grand prix level—is evident in the new ZG100 high-precision GPS antenna.
Forespar’s new Tea Tree Power mold, mildew and odor eliminator is a natural air cleaner formulated specifically for marine use. Non-toxic and biodegradable, it uses pure distilled Australian tea tree oil, which includes a number of different antiseptic and antimicrobial agents.
There have been frustratingly windless Chicago-Mac races before, but few, if any, have been as epically slow as the 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac this past summer. Tweets posted by some of the roughly 2,400 sailors who took part in the sunbaked war of attrition give some idea how bad it really was…
For all the talk of foils and wings in the 34th America’s Cup, it may ultimately be the less glamorous “guts” of the latest crop of AC72s that make the difference between first and the proverbial nonexistent second.