West Coast

The most stringent bottom-paint regulatory controls in the United States are in Southern California. Many high-copper-content paints that are effective elsewhere in the nation are illegal in San Diego. Industry pro Bill Campbell, of Driscoll Boat Works, prefers Interlux's Ultra-Kote and Sea Hawk's Sharkskin for their hard finish and copper-based antifouling technology. According to Campbell, serious competitors tend to scrub off ablative coatings too quickly especially considering the fact that...

Adventures

Sardinia's Costa Smeralda features stunning scenery, challenging geography, and reliable wind. All three, plus the inherent style of Italy's premiere resort, were on display during the 2006 Rolex Swan Cup. It's past 6 p.m. by the time we turn downwind for the finish of Race 4 of the Rolex Swan Cup. The sun is closing fast on the rugged mountains west of the Mediterranean harbor of Porto Cervo, turning the water ahead into a sea of diamonds. Only the Swan 45s remain on the racecourse a dispute...

By H Er B Mcco R

There were a lot of memorable moments in last September's running of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championships off Newport, R.I. Take Day 1, when the father-and-son duo of Helmut and Evan Jahn swapping the helm seamlessly after starts and mark roundings led their Flash Gordon team to an early lead on the strength of back-to-back bullets in Races 1 and 2, a virtually unheard of feat in Farr 40 competition. Or how about Race 7, won by none other than Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark aboard Nanoq Talk...

Philadelphia

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Mars Metal Company

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Little Wing

Concordia 47 built by Carroll Marine in 2001. Very little use, nicely set up for short handed comfortable cruising. Hall rig, North sails, ready for a new owner. Asking price reflects the owners desire for offers. 317A Chester Ave. Annapolis, MD 21403 Tel 410-267-9419 Fax 410-267-7297 For more photos and details visit our website at The Leading Race Yacht Brokerage Worldwide 40' Beneteau First 40.7 2000 175,000 37' Tripp 37 1988 74,900 36' Beneteau First 36.7 2005 135,000 34' J 34 33' C& C...

Windshifts

Laser Radial standout Paige Railey, of Clearwater, Fla., and Volvo Ocean Race winning skipper Mike Sanderson, of New Zealand, were named the 2006 Rolex ISAF Sailors of the Year. www.sailing.org Van guard Sailboats will provide Nomads for the 2007 U.S. Junior Triplehanded Championship for the Sears Cup. The regatta will take place Aug. 11 to 16 at Lavallette YC in Bay Head, N.J. www.teamvanguard.com, www.ussailing.org The 2007 Gulf Stream Series runs from January through early November and...

R Ole X Big Boat Serie S

The Sydney 38 Lowspeedchase, skippered by James Bradford and Adam McAfee wipes out amidst a pack of J 105s during the St. Francis YC's Rolex Big Boat Series. Michael Kennedy's Copernicus won the Sydney 38 class. Good Timin', skippered by Chris Perkins, won the 36-boat J 105 class. For complete results, see www.stfyc.org

T Performance Daysailer

L igh t, fast, comfortab le for 3 adults, epoxy, vacuum-bagged, shoal draft, centerboarder. Built by TRANSFUSION BOAT WORKS INC., 30B Mitchell Rd., Ipswich, MA 01938. PH (978) 356-1764. www.transfusionboats.com See u s at A nnap olis & N ewp ort Shows. Admiralty 30 OD Innovative New 30' OD PHRF Racer Daysailer Only 2-3 crew. Fast, fun, affordable New builder now supplying boats to the US market. Call (770) 965-8500 for more information. Visit www.jsyachtsusa.com or www.admiralty.com.sg...

Go Faster

345 Lake Ave, Suite G Santa Cruz, California 95062 831-476-9639 fax 831-476-0141 http www.fastisfun.com e-mail wizard fastisfun.com 345 Lake Ave, Suite G Santa Cruz, California 95062 831-476-9639 fax 831-476-0141 http www.fastisfun.com e-mail wizard fastisfun.com 50' Davidson - Jumpin Jack Flash. Famous racing yacht and ready for more. Delightful interior Yanmar Diesel. 199,000 50' Davidson - Jumpin Jack Flash. Famous racing yacht and ready for more. Delightful interior Yanmar Diesel. 199,000...

New York

2007 Boat of the Year Awards 26 Our winners deliver on their performance as expected, and we're certain the Esse 850, Salona 37, Open 5.70, Corsair Sprint 750, and X-35 One Design will peg your fun meter, too. By Chuck Allan, Alan Andrews, Meade Gougeon, Tony Bessinger Someone forgot to tell Howie Hamlin the conventional wisdom of sailing boats with an LOA no less than one's age. Or maybe he was moving too fast to listen. By Rich Roberts Worth the Price of Admission 36 For 38 Farr 40 teams,...

Compact Low Cost

Is the Sailtec T6 Panel right for you Remote control for hydraulic backstay and or boom vang tension. Only 6x6x3 space needed. Sailtec provides hose assembly and cylinder of your choice. Easy installation. Simply to use for smooth sailing. Sailtec Inc. 2930 Conger Court, Oshkosh, WI 54904 920-233-4242 Fax 920-233-8767 E-Mail sailtec juno.com Web www.sailtec.com KNOT-A-BAG MOST CONVENIENT PLASTIC BAG-ANYWHERE Unique dispenser holds 32.5' (10 m) of tightly wound polyethylene film, yet fits in the...

Roberts

Howie Hamlin, at the helm of one of his numerous high-speed crafts, lives a dinghy sailor's dream. After you spend time with Howie, says his former 505 crew Peter Alarie, you just want to be Howie. Howie Hamlin, at the helm of one of his numerous high-speed crafts, lives a dinghy sailor's dream. After you spend time with Howie, says his former 505 crew Peter Alarie, you just want to be Howie. have that much interest in spending that much time sailing. But he did like to write down his goals for...

Info

(9-5 EST, Mon.-Fri.) or fax 401-845-5180. A sampling of exceptional listings MarineEdge First 40.7 2000 - 175,000 2002 - 188,000 2006 Wauquiez 40 Centurion 1986 37' Custom Express Whether you re buying a brokerage boat or a new performance boat, you don't want to deal with salespeople who don 7 appreciate the importance of milliseconds at the starting line or what difference positioning of winches can make. With 26 MarineEdge locations around the country, you can work with sailors who are at...

Indian Ocean

Scott Sprague Boat Designs

I Moorings has been navigating your greatest expectations for over 37 years. Our reputation for innovative new yachts and unmatched customer service guarantees an unforgettable, personalized sailing adventure. Plus, choose from the largest catamaran charter fleet in the world. So set sail and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime. The Best Sailing Vacations In The World www.moorings.com 800-345-2598 W INN ER' S D E B R I E F BY DAVE REE D Alan Field, Championship of Champions Strangers in a strange...

The Art of Cloud Hopping

With so many electronic nav tools available to the modern offshore navigator, it's easy to get bogged down in routing programs and GRIB files, only to have all that valuable information go out the window when small, but race-defining cloud features appear on the racecourse. Of course, taking advantage of any cloud features that pop up during the race is what you're looking to do, and the only way is to prepare, anticipate, and eventually negotiate. It's impossible to cover all scenarios in this...

Jobsons Junior All Stars

Flicka Sailboat

At the College Nationals awards banquet last June, I had to smile when 11 of the 12 sailors named to the Inter-College Sailing Association All-America Team were former Jobson Junior All-Stars. In November, four-time All-Star 2001-'04 Paige Railey, now 19, was named 2006 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Yea r. It was a proud moment for one of America's most promising athletes. The accomplishments of these sailors and others who have made this list point toward a very bright competitive Th e Junio...