AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS – Sailing enthusiasts will remember the original Columbia Yachts, born in the late 50′s. Guided by Richard “Dick” Valdes, Columbia Yachts put over 30,000 sailboats in the water through its peak in the late sixties and early seventies. The company’s sailboats came to be known for classic designs (penned by such famed designers as Sparkman & Stephens, Bill Tripp and Alan Payne), comfortable features, hardwearing construction and good value. We are proud to continue this tradition by building on a vision that has been passed through the Valdes boat building family. A vision to offer performance sailboats combined with comfort and exceptional value. Today we built state-0f-the-art, vacuum-infused carbon fiber racing sailboats that are “lighter, faster and stronger” – and can still be fun for the whole family! Like the Carbon 32!
Carbon 32 “Weegie” finished over an hour ahead of the next boat in it’s class in this years 238 mile Vineyard Race. “Weegie” sailed in the double handed IRC class. “Weegie’s” owner reports, “The weather was definitely up behind Block Island, we sailed upwind in 20 knots with 8-10 foot seas for 10 hours. We were staying with much larger fully crewed boats. We crossed the line first, and had a great run especially 14hours under the kite!”.
Carbon 32 “Six Brothers” First to Finish and First Overall in the 46 mile 2013 Stratford Shoal Race – “Six Brothers” owner reports, “It was great fun with the A3 spinnaker up heading to Stratford at 11 to 14 knots! We were sailing as fast or faster that true wind – the boat has amazing acceleration. We made the turn in about 2 hours and then close reached back to Oyster Bay at 8 knots. I love the boat and hope to get ready for 4 weekends of windward / leewards in September”.
C-32 “eXigent” Owner, Taylor Grant of Newport Beach, CA finished First Overall in the 2013 Long Point to Newport Beach 26 mile ocean race in a fleet of 40 boats. Last year he was first overall on corrected time for the three race Long Point Invitational event.
“eXigent” is the e-glass prototype of our New Carbon 32. Since Taylor has started racing “eXigent” he has sailed over a 1000 miles in local waters, made 74 starts and has trophied an incredible 52 times; “I race with my family and friends. It has been tremendously rewarding to help develop a level of camaraderie and teamwork that has contributed to our success. Of course, the competitiveness of the boat when sailed in its “wheelhouse” conditions is critical. This is the perfect boat for the “dinghy” sailor to take to the open ocean.”
All Carbon 32’s are built to order – Pricing starts at $134,000 – Order now for Spring delivery!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO