PARAGON GOES GREEN
Paragon Sailing Charters twin catamarans, PARAGON & PARAGON II, are the most eco-friendly, green “earth first” charter boats on Maui! Our twin vessels are designed as “performance” sailing catamarans, requiring the least amount of wind to sail any distance. Our fuel consumption on a daily average is less than 8 gallons, covering a distance of over 50 miles! We are proud to announce a partnership with GreenSurf.org, a “leader in promoting green surfing products” and CarbonFund.org, the leading nonprofit provider of carbon offsets. Paragon Sailing Charters has calculated our “carbon footprint” and have purchased carbon offsets for our annual fuel consumption.
SPEED RECORD FOR PARAGON II!
Charters' passion for sailing has drawn the attention of SAILING Magazine,
and photographers recently captured the adventure of speed sailing
across Maalaea Bay. With a helicopter to document the momentous occasion, PARAGON
II was able to reach a new speed record of 31.4 knots under full sail.
She lifted her port hull as she raced across Maalaea Bay, heading towards
the panoramic of South Maui with Haleakala looming above. As the writer
of SAILING Magazine wrote,
"We take hot-laps back and forth across the bay trying for more speed.
From just astern I watch as a gust of wind spreads its fingers across
water - PARAGON
II accelerates and I can hear wild hoots trailing in their wake.
The windward hull gets hit by a wave sending spray careening over the
bow and then
pontoon lifts: one foot, two, five, TEN feet in the air! In that eternity
I see Paragon’s underbelly, the daggerboard and the Maui coastline
in the distance. They drop the mainsheet and she settles with a splash.
I come alongside and everyone is celebrating."
"Eric is a mixture of relief
and elation. He cups his hands and shouts, "31.4 Knots! A new
Here to read the full SAILING Magazine article
about Paragon Sailing Charters entitled "Warp
Speed to the Crater" by Jace Panebianco.
TO BE FEATURED ON NBC NEWS 8
Sailing Charters to Molokini will be featured on NBC News 8 for a
of "Lucky We Live Hawaii" on Friday,
June 13, 2003 (7:30pm HST). The company has been selected to showcase
the popular Molokini destination combined with Paragon
Sailing Charters speed sailing adventures. Locals and visitors alike
continue to discover the thrill
of Paragon Sailing Charters and our passion for sailing. Discover for
what all the hype is about!!
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