Friday
Nov182016

Video - Corsair 28cc Trip to the Farallones

Here is a fun video made by a local Bay Area Corsair owner Rafi Yaholom. It was filmed aboard a Corsair 28CC, and shows their sail from Alameda to the Farallones Islands. The trip was 79 gps nm roundtrip. 

2015-09-20 A Day Sail to the Farallones from Rafi Yahalom on Vimeo.

 

Wednesday
Jul202016

Site Update

Hello, just wanted to let everyone know that we are in the process of updating our website. Also, please note that if you were trying to reach Gary at helmz@aol.com, this e-mail is out of date. His current e-mail is garyhelms44@gmail.com

Thanks and we look forward to sharing our new site with you. 

Wednesday
Mar202013

Corsair Marine Introduces - The CRUZE 970 Trimaran

This April, Corsair Marine is set to launch the all new CRUZE 970 (32') trailerable trimaran, which will replace the hugely successful 31 series. 

 

The CRUZE 970's Testing Ground - The Corsair 31

The testing has been rigorous, extensive and unrelenting. To be specific, Corsair built no less than three hundred and three C31s. One C31, a UC, even sailed around the Arctic Circle in 2010 and, in the process, became the world’s first sailing vessel to pass through the North West and North East Passages, in a single season. The C31 is a proven, tough, rugged, performer.

And now, it’s time to launch the all-new, CRUZE 970 (32’).

The New Corsair CRUZE 970 (32’)

The Corsair CRUZE 970 retains the hallmarks of the Corsair 31: speed, performance, safety, reliability and ease of trailering. However, it also has a far greater emphasis on people and families. The CRUZE 970 far more effectively accommodates for the needs of partners, guests and children on the boat who also appreciate the comforts found on land.

The 970 is longer than the C31 and the deck has been raised which creates an estimated 15 percent additional space in the interior. Importantly, there is full, standing headroom which is greatly appreciated by tall passengers.

The salon area has been given a clean, white painted finish. The galley area is larger with more drawers and storage generally. The forward and aft bunks are wider, giving passengers a more generous sleeping arrangement.

Also, a separate, fully enclosed toilet has been installed in the CRUZE970.

With functionality in mind the cockpit has been extended, and a transom mainsheet track facilitates free movement within the cockpit. The raised, side seating (which has been borrowed from the highly successful Corsair 37) increases both comfort and visibility.

In terms of sailing performance, the more voluminous floats give the 970 CRUZE greater stability and comfort for her passengers.

As always, Corsair’s exclusive and trusted folding system ensures that trailering remains easy. The retractable daggerboard and rudder continue to enable the boat to be pushed up onto the beach where the anchor can effortlessly be wrapped around a palm tree.

The base boat includes the following features and equipment:

• Lightweight aluminium folding system

• Rotating aluminium wing mast; main, jib, screacher and spinnaker halyard control at the mast with clutches and Harken 35.2 winch; aluminium roller furling boom with internal outhaul and in boom hardware for jiffy or slab reefing; stainless steel forestay with Harken headsail furler and synthetic cap shrouds; 2 x Harken 40.2 self tailing primary winches; 2 x Harken 40.2 coaming winches; rotator, daggerboard, spinnaker tack and furler control lines leading aft to cockpit; Harken 8:1 mainsheet system with Harken Windward Sheeting Travellor Car .

• 1 x Lewmar 44 foredeck hatch; 2 x Lewmar 10 cabin top hatches; 1 x Lewmar 70 aft cabin hatch; 2 x Lewmar 30 float hatches; 3 x Lewmar opening port light aft; full set of fly screens

• Carbon fibre bow sprint with deck hardware for spinnaker and screacher control

• High aspect ratio composite daggerboard and flip up rudder foils

• Cockpit tiller arm

• Tiller link accessories for outboard steering

• Anchor locker with latchable lid

• Pulpit with LED navigation lights

• Lifting eyes

• Bulkhead mounted compass

• Mast mounted VHF antenna

• Tinted poly carbonate side cabin windows and drop in companionway wash boards

• Cockpit storage compartments; moulded in safety compartment for safety equipment in coaming

• Stern rails with custom outboard seating

• Grey wing nets with hiking straps and bow nets

• Boarding ladder transom mounted and pressure cold water transom shower

• Electrical system with breaker panel and meter; 12v accessory outlet and master switch; LED navigation lighting; LED red/white lights in forward, main and aft cabins; provision for 1 x 12v battery; gas detector with safety shut off valve

Interior

• Beige interior forward and aft cabins with red cushions

• All white painted saloon with removable timber table and second cockpit mounting

• Large galley with draws and flip out storage compartments

• Counter tops in granite like finish

• Two-burner propane stove with 6lb LPG bottle

• Pressure cold water with stainless steel sink and 39 US gallon water tank

• Behind seat storage with flip up timber covers

• Synthetic timber flooring in saloon area.

• Jabsco manual toilet in moulded area in forward cabin with privacy door

• Vanity basin and mirror with pressure cold water and lift out shower

• Storage compartment

• Floor sump pump; self draining 15 gallon holding tank

 

See attachments below for Sail profile, accommodation and specs.

 *** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CORSAIR CRUZE 970 HAS REPLACED THE CORSAIR 31 IN ALL CONFIGURATIONS. EFFECTIVE FROM Q4, 2012, CORSAIR MARINE NO LONGER BUILDS THE 31CR, 31RS OR 31UC. ***

Spec Sheet: CRUZE 970 standard spec 17 Dec 12.pdf (252.16 KB)

CRUZE 970 Sail PlansSize
Corsair Cruze 970 181012 Profile B.pdf 18.28 KB
Corsair Cruze 970 111012 Accom Plan B.pdf 110.03 KB
Friday
Mar152013

Helms Yachts sponsored the 2013 Corsair Nationals - San Francisco 

The Corsair US Nationals and Rendezvous was held in the San Francisco Bay Area, from June 13th to 16th 2013. San Francisco and the entire region was buzzing with excitement as we drew closer to hosting the America's Cup and just a few days before we held the Corsair Nationals.

25 boats are joined us for the weekend, making this one of the largest one design multihull events.

 

Saturday
Oct202012

NEWICK 50' TRIMARAN 

Helms Yachts is hosting an Open Boat viewing of the Newick 50' Trimaran "Traveller" at Ballena Isle Marina. Her owner, Andrew Bartholomew, sailed Traveller almost entirely singlehanded from New Zealand, and arrived in the San Francisco Bay just this past weekend. We hope you can make it Sunday and check out this amazing trimaran, fresh off her Trans-Pacific journey! 

 


Location: "Traveler" is berthed behind the restaurant "Pier 29" 1148 Ballena Blvd Alameda, CA
Questions? Feel free to call or e-mail Gary at (510)-865-2511 helmz@aol.com
See you there!