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Fisher, 34, works at Southern Spars Service Rig Pro in Portsmouth, R.I., and has been a rigger for 10 years. At events like Acura Key West Race Week, Fisher, who is also a professional sailor, can be found on the water trimming headsails on grand-prix programs. Once off the water, Fisher heads for the Rig Pro trailer to splice, repair, and sell gear. The most common mistake he sees People tying knots, says Fisher. When you tie a knot instead of a splice, you're reducing the line's strength by...

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Peter Peake, owner of the Henderson 30 Slippery When Wet, from Trinidad, may adhere to the belief that neon colors distract opposing helmsmen. Not only are the mast, boom, and hull accented with bright yellow, but so are his crew. His bowperson is the crewmember most committed to the distraction theory. On the Spinnaker Class 2 starting line, there was one boat especially capable of blotting out both the sun and the wind. Peter Harrison's Farr 115 Sojana was always given a wide berth to leeward...

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Were remarkably small the notion of moveable ballast in the form of rail meat on the open ocean was far in the future. A 41-foot Alden schooner sailed the 1923 race with a crew of just four because that was all the bunks she had. The typical approach to racing was nicely exemplified by the anecdote about the skipper who was asked why he had tacked just before arriving at a turning mark. Had to put the roast in Class A starts the 1948 Bermuda Race (top). The eventual winner, Baruna, the first...

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One program that drew a lot of attention at Caribbean regattas last winter was the 79-foot Wally Carrera. Its clean lines and uncluttered teak deck, a familiar sight to habitu s of the Mediterranean, looked especially striking in Caribbean waters. From the outside, Carrera looks much like its older relatives, Genie, and Magic Carpet, but there's a big difference below the waterline, with a lifting keel that reduces the boat's draft from 13'1 to 8'2. The keel's trunk occupies part of the central...

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This year I placed more emphasis on recruiting, says Wesslund, 50, the skipper of the J 120 El Ocaso, our subject fo r this month's Winner's D e brief. Wesslund, founder and chairman of BDC Advisors, a national health care consulting firm, bought El Ocaso in 2001 and methodically plotted his way to the top of his game. Key to his victories at Key West and Miami race weeks, he says, was ensuring he had the right crew. I gave them the dates up front when they signed on and told them I expected...

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Hordes of mostly European charterers strip the region's bareboat charter fleets bare for the Heineken, as evidenced by 92 boats in five individual bareboat classes this year. Bareboat crews sail without spinnakers, and they're not allowed to unroll their headsails until five minutes before their start, but the racing has the intensity of the top spinnaker classes. The race committee makes all attempts to keep the bareboats and spinnaker classes separate, but chance crossings are inevitable....

For Scandone Theres One Clear Mission

At the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year luncheon in February, Nick Scandone paused to take a deep breath before turning to Olympic 470 gold medalists Paul Foerster and Kevin Burnham, standing to his left. The pause had the double effect of allowing him to catch his breath and to punctuate his closing statement. I may not live to make it to the Olympics and win the gold like you guys, he said to the pair. And if I don't, then this is my medal. At the root of Scandone's uncertainty is the...

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Jim Bowers and Bridgid Murphy won the grueling, 16-race Interclub Dinghy Nationals, held in March at the Severn Sailing Association, in Annapolis, Md. This was Bowers' Fifth IC Nationals title, and puts him within one championship of tying Jack Slattery's (who's been out of the class for 10 years) six-win record. Kim and Ben Cesare, who won the title in 2003, were second overall, and Ed Adams, sailing with his son Luke, placed fourth. www.interclub.org Gavin Brady won 16 of his last 17 races at...

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Imported by Remy Cointreau USA, Inc., New York, NY Eclipse Design Imported by Remy Cointreau USA, Inc., New York, NY Eclipse Design been second overall back in 1923, it was considered a sporting gesture. She finished second to last. Some of the old schooners were back, too, including Raymond W. Ferris' Malay, the winner of the 1930 race and this time taking second in Class B, her third trophy in four races. There were fewer schooners this year only 55 percent of the fleet as against 77 percent...

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Swiss Made Sportboat Heads West

For a landlocked country,Switzerland has a considerable, technologically advanced boatbuilding industry. It may be because they're the present defenders of the America's Cup, but the more likely reason is its annual speedfest, the Bol d'Or Geneve, in which legions of cats, trapeze-equipped monos, and other over-canvassed rocketships race the length of Lake Geneva. The latest offspring from this scene, and one that will fit right in at the 2006 Bol d'Or (June 17 to 18), is the Esse 8.50. This...

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The Med circuit is driven by sponsorship dollars, so most of those boats stick only to regattas that the sponsors want them to attend. Bob Wylie, 43, a native Australian who now calls Yorkshire, England, home, has supervised the build of at least 20 grandprix boats since 1983. Wylie doesn't kiss the boat good-bye when it leaves the yard, either. He's an America's Cup-caliber headsail trimmer whose expertise at designing efficient, crew-friendly deck layouts has made him...

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Bmw Italy Campaign

I'd never been to Valencia, Spain, the Mediterranean arena for the 32nd America's Cup Match, but when I arrived there in March to visit with BMW Oracle Racing, I was astonished to see that the waterfront of Spain's third largest city had been transformed from an unsightly port to a vibrant, buzzing Cup village unlike any I've seen. All 12 teams are located at the head of Valencia's large ship basin, and a new 800-yard canal allows the Cup yachts to be on the racecourse in less than 20 minutes....

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Hobart and William Smith got to the top of college sailing the old-fashioned way, by working harder and smarter than any other team in the land B Y STUART STREULI, PHOTOS BY AMORY ROSS In the spring of 1994, Chad Corning headed out for the last B-division race of the America Trophy hosted by Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. It was the final race of his college career. The teams further up the standings were battling for one of four district berths at the spring nationals. For Corning's...

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THE FIRST REACH-Make your move before the mark Because competitors will be sailing along the rhumb line to the reach mark, this is a good leg to execute a passback and stabilize a winning combination. Dinghy team racers may be tempted to wait until the two-length zone and perform a mark trap. However, the game is different for keelboats. Mark traps at the windward and reaching marks are very difficult to sustain because of the rapid leeway and loss of control the boats encounter, says Perry....

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