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32′ Proa Parts Lofted

32′ Proa Parts Lofted

It took a while but we have found time to carefully work through the lofting of the new proa.  The picture above shows the 3D solid model of the lofted boat. This includes details such as puzzle jointed butt joints between parts (rather than scarffs) and tabs on the...

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Oracle Team USA Wins the Americas Cup

Oracle Team USA Wins the Americas Cup

RIDING BIEKER BOATS ENGINEERED / CORE BUILDERS BUILT FOILS It was an epic battle on San Francisco Bay - ending in an eight race Oracle Team USA winning streak to win the Cup after being down 8-1 in a first to 9 event.  It was a hard won regatta - both on the water and...

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A Successful Debut for the new Riptide 35 and 41

A Successful Debut for the new Riptide 35 and 41

A Successful Debut for the new Riptide 35 and 41 at the 2013 Southern Straits Classic Race! In an atypical repeat of sailing conditions, this years Southern Straits Classic out of Vancouver British Columbia was a similar race to last years event, with predominately...

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Riptide 41 launched and in seatrials

Riptide 41 launched and in seatrials

The Riptide 41 "Blue" had a successful initial sea trial this weekend, easily hitting 22.8 kts on her first spinnaker reach.  No breakages, perfect balance, rock solid steering......a good day on the water. Boatbuilders Jim Betts (right) and Geoff Thilo (left)...

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Shilshole 27 Rig Details

Shilshole 27 Rig Details

Rig details for the Shilshole 27 that is under construction across the Sound in Poulsbo are coming along.  We've worked out the running back arrangement and designed the composite shroud chainplates. You can also see the pop-top in action in this view.  See...

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Riptide 41 approaches launch

Riptide 41 approaches launch

The new Riptide 41 sees daylight! The new Riptide 41 left James Betts Enterprises and was delivered to Cap Sante Marine for bottom painting. keel installation, and the stepping of her Southern Spars rig (with carbon standing rigging).  We are excited to get her in the...

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ORACLE FLIES AGAIN!

ORACLE FLIES AGAIN!

After 3.5 months of hard work following their crash and burn on the Bay, Oracle Team USA is back on the water with their AC72.  USA 17 is shown here sporting a new Bieker engineered daggerfoil (supporting the boat in this photo).  AC72s present the biggest structural...

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