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In breezy conditions we're heeling five degrees less and sailing a half-knot knot faster. Upgrading to a GMT carbon mast and Pocket Boom has made an amazing difference GMT Composites 48 Ballou Blvd. Bristol, Rl 02809 Tel 401-253-8802 Fax 401-253-9395 COMP Email info gmtcomposites.com Web www.gmtcomposites.com With the inhauler off, and the jib sheet eased, the jib leech is twisted open, not parallel with the main luff, which is a good angle for building speed. Applying about five inches of...

Vim Ims World Champ

Designed by Nelson-Marek in 1997 and Built by Westease Yachts in Holland Mich. out of Kevlar, Epoxy and foam sandwich. Captain maintained since new. Recent topside and deck coatings. Truly Like New condition. New Masthead Spinnaker upgrade for superior downwind performance. Ready to win races anywhere in the world. Contact Steve Rock Yacht Broker for particulars. 619-857-9297 fiddlers green nethere.com

Capri Nationals

Three firsts helped Eric Roubal's Consensus win this summer's Capri 25 Nationals, hosted by Wayzata YC on Lake Minnetonka, Mich. The Bren-nom family's Code Blue was second overall, followed by and Joel Ronning's Catapult III. www.wyc.org Lijia Xu, of China, won the 172-boat Laser Radial Worlds, hosted by the California YC. While a relative newcomer to the new Olympic class, the former Europe dinghy sailor has previously finished as the top woman in the 2001 Optimist Worlds, and placed second...

Business Outfitters

John Halbert's Vitesse won the inaugural J 109 North American Championship at the biennial New York YC Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. Vitesse went into the final race of the series 3 points behind class leader, Ted Herlihy's Gut Feeling, but Herlihy dropped to third overall after a disqualification. www.nyyc.org John Halbert's Vitesse won the inaugural J 109 North American Championship at the biennial New York YC Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. Vitesse went into the final...

Mug Race

While there hasn't been a significant change in the participation level, the Mug Race really turned for the better in the late '90s. After a number of competitors complained about the danger involved in starting all the entries sometimes upward of 200 boats at the same time, The Rudder Club, of Jacksonville, Fla., decided to adopt a pursuit format for what they hail is the world's longest river race. While this makes starting a somewhat laborious process for the race commit-tee the first boats...

Delta Ditch

Bodies of water San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun bays, and San Joaquin River Host organizations Richmond YC and Stockton Sailing Club Websites www.richmondyc.org and www.stocktonsc.org Start Northwest of Richmond Breakwater Finish Off Stockton SC, Stockton, Calif. Distance 67.5 miles Fleet size 128 boats Boats entered PHRF boats from 52-feet on down and a few souped-up multihulls. Overall winner Erik Menzel's Wylie Wabbit Devil May Hare (monohull) and Chuck Lon-ganecker's Corsair F-27 Trio...

Letter Of The Month

In the July August issue, Stuart Walker wrote such a great article, that I felt that I was on his boat hiking alongside him. He continually pumps out great articles, month after month, year after year. I know that you always have great articles, pictures, info on rules, America's Cup, etc., but, if you ever stop the Stuart Walker bits on tactics (perhaps thinking that he's outdated and you have some young stud that is waiting in the wings), I'm not sure I'd be able to continue subscribing. Not...

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Amateur crew with the exception of one Category 3 sailor. A racing-oriented deck layout has few concessions to cruising. Two interior layouts are available. www.nautorgroup.com The Beneteau First 10R, a 33-footer designed by Farr Yacht Design is Beneteau's first sprit boat in the United States. With a carbon mast, a 63 wheel, and a racing-oriented deck layout, it's aimed at competitive sailors, but down below it has comfortable accommodations (with standing headroom), including a pair of...

Wanted Donate Your Used Sails To Morc

Letting your old sails gather mildew Send them to MORC & receive a tax deductible contribution. Call Paul (727) 327-5361. 2201 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712. offers hundreds of power, sail and mega-yachts in the Caribbean or Mediterranean. Bareboat or crewed, tailored and catered for you. Elegant cuisine, personal service, surprisingly affordable. Credit cards accepted. (800) 382-9666. CYBA member. www.visailing.com WindPath offers luxury sailboat lease-shares in your local waters...

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LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW PARTICIPATING SPONSOR BAHIA MAR YACHTING CENTER BOOTH 154 OCTOBER 26 - 30 and cruising, says Krier. The owner will typically have a symmetric spinnaker to race with, so he can drive the boat deep and get those good VMG angles. Then, for cruising, he buys an asymmetric spin-naker.All we do is take the downhaul, and rather than running it up to a pole, we take it out to a block at the pulpit, and that's your tack line. It's also getting easier to satisfy...

Sail For Hope

Date Sept. 30, 2006 Body of water Narrgansett Bay (R.I.) Host organization Sail Newport Website www.sailnewport.org Start Between Rose and Goat islands Finish Inside Newport Harbor Distance Round-the-island track is 19 miles, bigger boats may sail a longer course. Boats entered Large keelboats, beach Overall winner Paul Zabetakis' Farr 40 Impetuous Best elapsed time Lars Guck & PJ Schaffer's Taipan cat (2h 31m 14s) Secrets to success Persistence. There's always something to come back on,...

Blue Water Ships Store

Kemah, TX Ph 281-334-7583 Foley, AL Ph 251-943-4179 www.bluewatershipsstore.com Ft. Lauderdale, FL Ph 800-523-0772 www.sailorman.com For information on becoming a retail partner, please call Tyson Geninatti at 35' 1035. '00. Yankee Navy bleu hull, black anodized pulpit & staunch ions, faired bottom, good sails, extensive upgrades 39' C& C Northeast, '85. Loaded Race Cruse, Good Condition above and below 39' CML 1200.95, Neison Marek Design. Unused Main. Upgraded sails. Ockam Race. Loaded...

Had One Of Those Magic Starts At The Starboard End Of

Line, and 30 seconds later we were nearly 10 lengths ahead of the other 27 boats in the A Scow Inland Championship. Nice This was the largest gathering of A Scows in the class's 107-years history, and what a thrill to be part of it. The wind on Lake Geneva, Wis., was shifty and we tacked frequently. Between tacks, I was immersed in the challenge of heeling the 38-foot rocket to the precise angle to maximize speed. Just off our transom, two scow veterans, John Porter and Rob Evans, were battling...

Gaining Extra Height With Inhaulers

An inhauler brings the clew inboard, which narrows the slot between the main and non-overlapping jib. Inhauler systems can be simple or elaborate an early-generation one on the Swan 45 Devocean above uses a block at the sheet to pull the clew inboard with the inhauler led through the block's shackle . Blocks can scratch a deck, however, so an alternative is a pressed loop right . For many years, most top racing boats had overlapping headsails. This overlap of the main and genoa slows the...

David Scully

Scully, who reported on his experiences sailing in the Archipelago Raid in this issue, is no stranger to adventurous sailing. He finished fourth in the 1994 BOC Challenge and was the first American to compete in the French-dominated Figaro circuit. In 1993, Scully connected with Steve Fossett and sailed with him to numerous victories and records on the 60-foot trimaran Lakota and the 125-foot catamaran PlayStation. He served as a watch captain on PlayStation when it set the round-the-world...

Barry Hayes

Hayes, 29, works at UK Halsey Sail-makers' mega-facility in Hong Kong, which is far from his home in West Cork, Ireland. But he gets away a lot, sailing a number ofboats from Maxis to 40 footers, most of which now use in-haulers, the subject of his column on p. 62. Non-overlapping jibs and inhaulers are the future, says Hayes. And there's definitely a learning curve for people that are new to them. They complicate things a bit because it can be much harder for the helmsman to keep the boat in a...

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Mumm Sailboats

Made from computer machined anodized aluminum, these blocks have an incredible strength to weight ratio and are available in many configurations. Spinlock Deckware Lifejacket Harnesses For USA Stocking Dealers visit www.spinlockdeckware.com Toll-free 877.774.6562 While the TP 52 MedCup title is his primary goal for 2006, de Ridder hasn't forsaken either the Mumm 30 right or the Farr 40. He planned to sail the Farr 40 Worlds in Newport, R.I., in September, and the Mumm 30 Worlds in Miami in...

By David Scully

J l l visit to .Sweden's capital isn't rerniirer visit to Sweden's capital isn't required to expe- Arience that city's eponymous syndrome. In my case, however, it just works out this way. In June, for the third year in a row, I traveled north from my home in Spain to sail in the 2006 Archipelago Raid a brutal five-day catamaran distance race that is part forced march, part sleep-deprivation experiment, and part sadistic treasure hunt. In past years, I sailed with my wife, Claire Bailey. Last...

Abner Kingman

In researching and photographing his story on Dan Doyle racing the West Marine Pacific Cup with his two sons, Kingman spent a day sailing onboard 2 Guys on the Edge trying to master the art of wide-angle photography. His onboard photos will be featured online at sailingworld.com. It's much more challenging than shooting boat to boat, says the 37-year-old father of one. Using a wide-angle lens makes composition more difficult. You have more elements in the frame, so you have to be conscious of...

By Tony Bessinger

The stars have aligned, the bank account is healthy it's finally time to fulfill your dreams and buy a boat. Both cruising and racing are part of your plan, but owning two boats isn't. How do you decide what kind of boat to buy We spoke with dealers from all around the United States, all of them with decades of experience in the marine industry, and all carrying a few of the most popular brands in the country. Their experience and collective wisdom should help you find a boat, new or used, that...

Pigtail The Spinnaker Sheets

Splice Spectra

The author recommends splicing spinnaker sheets, but another popular method is to pigtail the sheets purportedly developed by Walt Brown at Layline, Inc. . A Spectra line with an eye splice is passed through both spin sheet eye splices and then back through itself. The pigtail's bitter end is tied to the spinnaker with a small bowline. Check with a rigger or class specialist for a recommended pigtail length. The author recommends splicing spinnaker sheets, but another popular method is to...