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The United States is a bit of a Formula Windsurfing powerhouse, having won the worlds in 2001, 2002, and 2004. However, the two sailors responsible couldn't come close to replicating their past successes at the 2005 Worlds in Melbourne, Australia, in December. Kevin Pritchard finished 21st and Micah Buzia- nis was 34th. The top American was college student Seth Besse (foreground) in 10th. The event was difficult the first two races were held in 6 to 7 knots, says Besse. Windshifts were a big...

Navtec

Pers while the racing rules are certainly familiar to all and on the whole observed, in less formal regattas such as this, starts and mark roundings inspire the use of a surprisingly vast range of gestures and expressions as well as a rich multilingual lexicon of claims and denials forroom at the mark.Because former America's Cup skipper Harold Cudmore was our tactician, our crew was of various national A Mediterranean regatta wouldn't be the same without the ever-growing Wally fleet the...

Etchells

High-performance, elegant lines, and simple setup make the Etchells the premier one-design racer. This three- or four-person keelboat with 55 fleets in eleven countries offers exciting sailing and quality competition at both the club and international levels. Come join us P.O. Box 676, Jamestown, RI 02835 (401) 560-0022 Fax (401) 560-0013 Email etchells att.net www.etchells.org SA(main & jib) 305 sq. ft. SA (spin.) 400 sq. ft. LOA 30' 6 LWL 22' 0 Beam 6' 11.5 Draft 4' 6

Gep

The J 105 Class was again the largest one-design class represented in many of the nine 2005 NOOD regattas. We have twenty active local fleets across the continent. Upcoming North Americans in Marina Del Rey (2006) and Annapolis (2007). Nelson Weiderman, Class Secretary, 127 Schooner Dr. Wakefield, RI 02879 (401) 595-4071 Email nelson j105.org www.j105.org LOA 34' 6 Draft 6' 6 LWL 29' 6 Disp 7,750 lb. Beam 11' 0 SA 577 sq. ft. LOA 24' 0 Beam 8' 2

Australia Ii

Australia Design

II's three distinctive features a small hull, a small upside-down keel, and the winglets on that keel. Three reasons have been given First, Lexcen, the boat's owner, Alan Bond, and other members of the Australia II team said as much during and after the controversy-ridden 1983 America's Cup summer. Second, Lexcen had long experimented with several of Australia Il's features. Some of his Australian 18s, model boats, and other designs had wing-like endplates and unusually small fins. When he...

Used Sails To Morc

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Class Association

Sean Sweeney, 808 Willard St., Unit F4, Quincy, MA 02169 (617) 549-0394 Email eseansweeney2000 yahoo.com www.210class.com The 1D35 is a manageable, trailerable, affordable racer well suited to both class and non-class racing. The 1D35 has active fleets across the USA with 48 boats built to date. In addition to Class racing the 1D35 has successfully competed in a number of inshore and offshore handicap events.

We Are Boaters

We know and use the products we sell. We understand the difference between what you want, and what you need, so we can offer products that satisfy both the necessary and the desirable. Explorer Charts Fishfinders Folding Bicycles Fenders Flexible Tanks GPS Toll-Free Phone 88S-464-556t Fax 866-454-7459 Email in1o ahoycaptain.com Beneteau Great Circle C& C Farr Yacht J Boats, Island Melges Performance Vanguard Racing Bainbridge International Contender Sailcloth GMT Hall Spars & New England...

Thunderbird

Over 1200 boats with active fleets in the U.S. Canada and Australia. The Thunderbird is a timeless design that sails extremely well in light or heavy air. International and regional championships. Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA www.Thunderbirdsailing.org LOA 25' 12 LWL 20' 3 Draft 4' 9 Disp 3,650 lb. Disp 3,650 lb.

Model Maker

In 2000, a group of European catamaran racers felt the need for something other than the Formula 18 and Formula 20 box and A Class catamaran rules, and developed the Formula 16 box rule. Price, performance, and the need for a design that could be sailed in both single-handed and doublehanded modes were a few of the parameters. The F16 class became official in early 2001, with the first draft of the class rules made public that July. The rule specified a controlled, multi-manufacturer...

Albacore

A great boat for racing and teaching. Lots of interior space and a stable hull shape, yet light enough to plane in a moderate breeze. Not overly technical, it's also very popular for recreational use. Check us out U.S. & CANADA ALBACORE ASSOCIATION U.S. Joanna Beaver us8026 yahoo.com Canada Barrie Farrell, info albacore.ca www.albacore.org usa www.albacore.ca LOA 15' 0 Beam 5' 4 SA (main & jib) 125 sq. ft. Designer Uffa Fox

Annapolis

Racing or Cruising - Few peformance yachts can achieve this delicate combination that brings a winning Yacht together with a comfortable ride when off the course. It's the Best of Both Worlds that makes Beneteau First Yachts so incredibly popular. Together with the genius of Farr Yacht Design and valuable Input from sailors, the sleek and elegant First 44.7 is everything you dreamed it would be. If offers exceptional Versatility, outstanding value, race course performance and Beneteau beauty....

Mount Gay

June 23-June 25, 2006 July 27-30, 2006 Royal Canadian Yacht Club Eastern Yacht Club, and National Yacht Club, Marblehead (Boston), MA Toronto, ON Canada September 9-10, 2006 Larchmont Yacht Club, Larchmont (Westchester County), NY September 22-24, 2006 Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook (Galveston Bay), TX We are excited to welcome back Lands' End Business Outfitters for their second year as the NOOD's title sponsor. Plenty of great Lands' End NOOD Regatta gear will be available at the regattas....

Gottifredi Maffioli

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Selden

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New England Ropes

Southern YC Rebounds on Tradition, Memories Saturday morning, six days after Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans, Corky Potts crawled through a three-story heap of broken boats and rubble and made his way into the ruins of Southern YC in search of surviving remnants of the nation's second-oldest collection of yachting trophies and artifacts. Potts, a real estate lawyer and the club's elected Commodore, first closed the valve on the club's still-burn- i ing gas line. Then he climbed...

By Gle N Dic K S On

Mantoloking YC's Dick Wight (No. 7) leads Ocean Gate YC's John King in a singlehanded Tech Race. Greer Scholes (No. 8, far right) of Island Heights YC finished second in the fleet. Mantoloking YC's Dick Wight (No. 7) leads Ocean Gate YC's John King in a singlehanded Tech Race. Greer Scholes (No. 8, far right) of Island Heights YC finished second in the fleet. On the cozy confines of New Jersey's Toms River, several fleets of small dinghies are locked in tight battles on a shor t course. They're...

The Rolex Rating Series

The first outing for Bob Oatley's new Reichel Pugh supermaxi Wild Oats XI was The Rolex Rating Series, held in Sydney, Australia, before the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race last December. It was also the first time Wild Oats raced its near-sister-ship, Alfa Romeo, another 98-foot R P design. Teething pains kept Wild Oats from winning, but not from the podium in IRC Zero they were third behind yet another R P design, Stephen Ainsworth's 60-foot Loki. www.cyca.com.au 2006 ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART RACE...

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The True Fabric Of Innovation

Harken's AC Traveler, Two New 30-Somethings Every once in a while we come upon a product we describe in this column with the sobriquet, Why didn't I think of that. It's a compliment we don't use often, but we couldn't stop ourselves from asking the question again when we first got wind of Harken Yacht Equipment's new PCRX Pivoting Traveler Mainsheet System, which also received the Design Award at the 2005 Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. Rather than having the traveler car pivot on its...

Panasonic Toughbook Wireless

Battery life for the MDWD is an issue two hours or less. Extra batteries and a charging unit onboard are essential extras with this unit. Keep in mind that the Toughbook MDWD is only moisture and dust resistant. A more durable remote screen is the Bootronik M12Race, which is waterproof. The M12Race isn't wireless, and isn't a touch screen, but comes with an integral mouse and a long, waterproof power and data cable. Like all electronics, the difference between retail pricing and what you'll...

Hardcore Tactical Software

There are many tactical software programs available, most of which provide downloadable demos so you can get a feel for them before you buy. Which programs are most popular depends, to some degree, on where you race. MaxSea has long been a favorite in France, and among solo racers. Racers in the United States, England, Australia, and New Zealand have tended to favor Deckman for Windows, but a relatively new program, Expedition, is becoming popular as well. Macintosh users, usually left out in...

Racin G Tec Hniq Ue

Twenty-five years ago a tactician might have been aided by an analog stopwatch, a bulky hand-bearing compass, and Loran C. Today, on-deck computers and sophisticated software programs have completely revolutionized the role of the modern tactician. Educated guesswork is no longer good enough to get the job done. Knowing precisely the time and distance to a mark, or exactly how favored one end of the starting line is, allows the tactician to do his or her job better. Making informed THE START...

Scanstrut

Roger Horsten

With long overhangs plus bowsprit and main boom, the sail base could be as long as 90 feet. And, even more impressive, look at their crews winches can be scarce, and trimming a 1,700-square-foot mainsail with relieving tackles is daunting. While Sumurun was re-rigged as a Marconi ketch many years ago, all her winches are manual, and even light-air sailhandling is a handful. In case you get the impression that it was all megayachts and classics, I should point out that the...