Surfing is The Way

Having grown up in Southern California, with a sailing and surfing background, riding the waves  a natural part of being in or on the water. Our sailing and FPB designs have reflected this from the beginning. Recently we were surprised to learn that some of our owners are afraid of what is actually. one of the best things you can do with our yachts.

That is understandable if you come from a background where surfing is equated with broaching out of control, and then rolling.

So we set out to do a little educational video for those who are new to our yachts. The intent is to show you what these yachts will do when properly turned loose down wind.  This link will take you there.

The extra speed that results makes it possible to take advantage of weather systems in a manner that often brings with it wonderfully comfortable, fast passages.

You also get the added bonus of a much wider array of storm tactics that are possible if you can surf under control at speed.

Over the years Linda and I have used the surfing techniques discussed in this video on many trans-ocean passages with fast quick anchor to anchor passages. We show you parts of several of these passages in this video.



Posted by Steve Dashew  (January 3, 2020)

2 Responses to “Surfing is The Way”

  1. Ward Bush Says:

    This actually has nothing to do with this specific post, it’s an suggestion for something you might post about:

    I noticed that Iceberg is listed for sale on Berthons’ site and there are some interior photos included in the listing. I’m sure a lot of people would be interested in a follow-up post on Iceberg especially what led to the increase in engine HP and why it was decided to sell.

  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    Morning Ward:

    Thanks. Will do a post on this. Re why iceberg is for sale, the owner is building a larger yacht.