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THE MINI 6.50 __ . 0 0 At 21.5 feet, the Mini 6.50 meter is a supercharged small keelboat MINI CLASS that is over canvased, sports a mast almost twice its length, and has been clocked in excess of 20 knots. The active circuit culminates every two years in the Mini Transat, a solo 4,000-mile battle from France to Brazil. With 70-plus boats on the starting line, competitors range from professionals to amateur. All compete for the personal challenge and to test mental limits. The Mini is a...

Dave Reed

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The Road To Gold In Qingdao

Making it to the opening ceremonies at the Olympics in China in 2008 involves many steps. Each path will be different, but the major milestones are the same for anyone hoping to represent the United States. 1. MAKE THE TEAM OCT. 2005 TO FEB. 2006 A series of up to three qualifying regattas will determine the five individuals or teams chosen for the 2006 U.S. Sailing Team in each class. The Rolex Miami OCR (Jan. 22 to 27, 2006) is a required qualifying regatta for all 11 classes. 2. QUALIFY YOUR...

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Also receiving votes Brown, Virginia A UNIQUE SIGHT UNFOLDED LAST summer at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, where America's Cup winner Bill Koch mounted an exhibition of his collections, including America3 and Il Moro di Venezia, each heeling 15 degrees, on the museum's front lawn. Yacht designer Rodger Martin and his design engineer Ross Weene created a cradle-less staging that stabilizes the boats mainly with Navtec rod riggi ng (some wit h up to 91,000-p ounds breaking strength). The two...

Class Association

Box 69, Rocky Mount, NC, 27802 1d35 1d35.com www.1d35.com LOA 35' 0 Disp 6,550 lb. LWL 31' 6 SA (Upwind) 815 sq. ft. Beam 10' 9 SA (Downwind) 1690 sq. ft. Draft 7' 7 Fast, responsive, and unsinkable the International Yngling is a happy mix of planing dinghy and keelboat. The Yngling features a self-bailing cockpit, a finely balanced helm, an easily adjustable rig, and a realistic crew-weight (3 crew, 400-500 lb. total). Olympic status 27 countries 4,000 boats Join us UNITED STATES YNGLING...

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With tight teamwork, and a controlled turn, Windemon smoothly jibes to the favored, long port jibe. Could Dave be this bad at helming his own boat, or was something else happening What started as a jibing practice, with boathandling being the focus, turned into an interesting lesson in wind sheer. What we were experiencing was a right twist in the wind vertically which made the boat feel powered-up on port jibe, and underpowered on starboard jibe. After a few more jibes, we took a break and...

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El Toro International

1014 Hopper Avenue, 419, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (707) 526-6621 www.eltoroyra.org LOA 8' 0 Beam 3' 11 The best singlehanded one-design for the enthusiastic weekend sailor A fast, versatile rig that allows for competitive sailing in a wide range of wind as well as helmsman weight and age. The Force 5 Class Association is friendly and welcoming, with a diverse race schedule and an active builder.

Holder Class Association

3892 Osage Dr., Lake Havasu, AZ 86406 LOA 20' 4 Disp 1,160 lb. Beam 7' 10 Ballast 360 lb. Draft up dn 12 3' 7 SA (main & jib) 215 sq. ft. Fast, fun, affordable, & comfortable to cruise. This German Frers designed racer cruiser was Sailing World's Boat of the Year in 1987 and remains competetive today. One-design racing at Sail Newport's Annual Regatta in July, and Sailing World's NOODs at Larchmont and Marblehead.

Oregon

Meantime, the Gumption team has taken a break Grainger's wife Noelle was due with their first child on the last day of the NOOD and subsequently delivered Owen Ellis Grainger on Sept. 25. New classes at the NOOD for Etchells, Shields, and Ranger 33s pumped up par-tic ipation, and for th e Rangers, which held their Northeast Championship, the regatta was the first class title event since 1978. Class sparkplug Stephen Petri, owner of Witchcraft, had been working for two seasons to pu ll th e...

Business Outfitters

Columbia (US 16) covers Weatherly (US 17) at the 2005 12-Meter Worlds off Newport, R.I. Weatherly won the Classic Traditional class, Columbia was third. sailors who just remember it, they're experiencing that time vicariously. The 12-Meter class will always hold a seat of honor in yacht racing history, which alone is enough to ensure those boats will continue to race, albeit at irregular intervals, but what keeps the other meter classes alive The rule is very well conceived, says Bruce Dyson of...

Etchells Worlds

POINT RICHMOND, Calif.-Richmond YC, 9 4-11, 72 boats, www.richmondyc.org There was a Cinderella story in the making at the Etchells Worlds as San Francisco dentist and local favorite Craig Healy took on such tough competitors as Dennis Conner, 2003 Melges 24 world champion Samuel Khan, four-time Lighting world champion Tito Gonzales, and NA Etchells champion Judd Smith. Jesse Falsone (on the wire) and Mike Martin were the top Americans and the second-place team at the 50th Anniversary 505 World...

Ball Bearings For Effortless Cheating

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 LOA 34' 6 LWL 29' 6 Beam 11' 0 Draft 6' 6 SA 577 sq. ft. The Melges 24 is built with carbon-fiber so she's light, fast, fun, and easy to tow. Over 600 of these hot, new...

Spinnaker

Fine tune sailboat spar tension in a matter of seconds Finely calibrated center traveler quickly locks for exact repeatable settings for each wind condition. Precision crafted of stainless steel for long trouble-free life. Four sizes now available for cable sizes from 3 32 to 3 16. Spinnaker, Inc. P.O. Box 326 Sioux City, IA 51102 712-258-6120 Fax 712-258-3224 AIR-DRYR - SAY GOODBYE TO MOLD, MILDEW AND MOISTURE An inexpensive and effective way to fight moisture problems and corrosion. Designed...

Bongo Class Association

PO Box 139 Jamestown, RI 02835 (401) 481-3811 www.sailabongo.com LOA 15' 2 Weight 415 lb. Beam 6' 6 SA (main & jib) 131 sq. ft. Draft (lifting keel) 3' 11 SA (spin.) 147 sq. ft. After 60+ years and 15,100 boats, the International Lightning offers the toughest competition in one-design sailing. J oin us and compete at the International level or fleet race in 500 chartered fleets worldwide. Phone (615) 89-FLASH FAX (615) 893-5205 office lightningclass.org www.lightningclass.org LOA 19' 0 Beam...

Day Sailer Association

Pat Skeen, DSA Class Secretary 1936 Danebo Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402 (541) 689-2190 www.daysailer.org LOA 16' 9 Disp 575 lb. Beam 6' 3 SA (main & jib) 145 sq. ft. Draft up dn 9 3' 9 SA (spin.) 96 sq. ft. The exciting tunnel-hulled, spinnaker-equipped, highperformance racing scow. Designed by Buddy and Harry Melges. Competitively raced by two, the M20 is sailed by mixed crews and families. M20 Nationals will be held at the Minnetonka Yacht Club in Minnetonka, MN July 15-17. Contact for builder...

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Boat of the Month - 2006 Beneteau 44.7 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...

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The 2005 R33 can sail at 14 knots in 7 knots of wind. She can reach 25 knots in 16 and her PHRF rating is a minus-86. The R33 sleeps four adults, has two heads and is trailerable. She fits in a standard 35-foot boat slip yet her speed should require an 80-foot slip. Speed is not her only attribute. Charlie Ogletree, 2004 Olympic silver medallist, Ullman Sails designer and R33 owner says, The R33 is incredibly responsive, powerful and fast Fast boats need Fast Sails

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Strategy By Dr Gavin Dagley

Sailing World's resident sailing sports psychologist recently ran into his old pal Racer Rob, who wasted no time engaging the doctor in yet another impromptu dockside session this time attempting to get to the bottom of one particularly troubling habit. Doc Hi Rob. It's been a while. How's the racing going Rob Hi Doc. Not too bad actually. We ended up with a third in the summer series, and with all the good advice you've been giving me, I feel like we're going

1955 Cowes Week Race Winners

Sailboat Race Winner

Spinnaker offshore (below), Cowes Week racing has required good navigation and a sharp lookout for the last 180 years. line and small boats on the inner line. Now, with more than 1,000 boats, regul ar commi ttee b oat star ts h ave been added to the mix to the point that there are as many as five different starting lines in use on the Solent at the same time. As you can imagine, carefully reading and understanding the race instructions for your class is absolutely essential, and the radio has...

Help Shape Sailing History

Previous recipients of the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards 2004 Paul Foerster & Kevin Burnham Jody Swanson 2003 Augie Diaz Hannah Swett 2002 John Kostecki Liz Baylis 2001 Steve Fossett Cory Sertl 2000 Reynolds Liljedahl lsler Glaser 1999 Eric Doyle Dawn Riley 1998 Paul Cayard Betsy (Gelenitis) Alison 1997 Chris Larsen JJ Isler 1996 Dave Ullman Courtenay (Becker) Dey 1995 Ed Baird Cory Sertl 1994 Ken Read Danielle Brennan 1993 Cam Lewis Betsy (Gelenitis) Alison 1992 Kevin...

John Burnham

Through a special arrangement with Mystic Seaport, CW has reserved 300 lithograph prints and, now available for the first time, a select number of canvas gicl e prints of John Mecray's latest work, Ranger, the J-class sloop that raced for the America's Cup from 1930 to 1937. Each lithograph print measures 23.5 x 38 and is numbered and signed by the artist. Each canvas gicl e print measures 17 x 35 and is numbered and signed by the artist. Cost of the unframed print, including U.S. canvas,...

Thistle Class Association

Patty Lawrence, 154 Back Acres RD, Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 732-9648 Email secretary thistleclass.com www.thistleclass.com LOA 17' 0 Beam 6' 0 Draft up dn 6 4' 6 Weight 515 lb. SA (main & jib) 191 sq. ft. SA (spin.) 220 sq. ft. Weight 515 lb. SA (main & jib) 191 sq. ft. SA (spin.) 220 sq. ft. LOA LWL 14' 0 Beam 4' 8 Draft up dn 4 4' 2 LOA LWL 14' 0 Beam 4' 8 Draft up dn 4 4' 2 The World's most popular one-design keelboat features quality construction, strict one-design rules, and low cost....

Flying Scot

Boat Information (800) 864-7208 Fax (888) 442-4943 www.flyingscot.com F.S.S.A. (Fleet Information) (800) 445-8629 Fax (803) 765-0860 www.fssa.com LOA 19' 0 Disp 850 lb. Beam 6' 9 SA (main & jib) 191 sq. ft. Draft up dn 8 4' 0 SA (spin.) 200 sq.ft. J 80 is fast, stable, and affordable. It's fun to sail, planes in 15 knots of breeze, and is easily trailered and launched. With over 800 boats sold, the J 80 is a competitive and growing one-design class. 1440 Goodrich Ave St. Paul, MN 55105 LOA...

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Ec6 End Fitting

Conscious, or is unable to turn on manually operated devices, this water-activated strobe light will help rescuers in their search, www.acr-electronics.com If you own or race on a boat 20 feet The J 133 is a yacht with the stability for short-handed cruising, durability for rough passages, race winning speed under IRC, and a retractable sprit with asymmetric spinnaker that allows high performance sailing with less crew. Few boats go upwind as efficiently and with such minimal fuss. Despite her...

Elliott Class Association

6315 Holland Drive, Cumming, GA 30041 (770) 781-2823 Email cweaver770 aol.com www.weaverboatandrv.com LOA 25' 0 Disp 2,400 lb. LWL 23' 6 Ballast 850 lb. Beam 8' 2 SA (main & jib) 320 sq. ft. Draft up dn 1' 7 5' 8 A great day sailer racer that can carry one to four adults comfortably on a leisurely cruise, or it can be raced competitively by a crew of two in One-Design and Portsmouth fleets. With over 6000 built, and many available at reasonable prices, the class is enjoying a resurgence....

Powerful 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. 1712 Graber St. Oshkosh, WI 54901 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...

Winter Storage Covers

Color coded aluminum frames, canvas covers, all inclusive. TOP SHOP, INC, (800) 268-4186, Check website for available patterns www.topshop.on.ca RATED 1 BOAT KNIFE by Practical Sailor GREAT GIFT IDEA Extreme cutting. No rust, ever. Compass safe. www.boyeknives.com (800) 853-1617.

Yacht Sales

One striking entry at this year's Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup was the new 122-foot Luca Brenta-designed sloop Ghost, owned by movie director and art gallery owner Arne Glimcher and his wife Millie. Ghost's metallic gray topsides, sweeping expanse of teak deck, and a skylight running the length of the deckhouse typify the European maxi scene, where looks and style count as much, if not more, than performance. But Ghost is no hothouse flower, it's also a capable racer, finishing second in its division...

Charles Warren San Francisco

Thank you for the Cal 25 article Detroit's Dancing Elephants Sept. '05 . I've been racing Cal 25s in Annapolis for years, and they're great boats. I attended the Cal 25 Nationals in Detroit last summer, and the crews are all very competitive. Bayview YC was a wonderful venue for the regatta, and we proved that 30-plus-year-old boats can be very equal. To the Detroit Dancing Elephants who wrap up their sailing early, I'd just like to say that the Annapolis Cal 25 fleet will be frostbite racing...

Mal De Mer In Malmo

On any successful big boat, sailors must focus almost exclusively on their specific responsibilities. However, you've got a slight problem of scale. Your yacht isn't so much a Fortune 500 company as it is a corner grocery. With just a couple of employees to shoulder the load, your laissez-faire management style is easily misconstrued as, well, lay-zee. You'll need to take on more responsibility and especially when things go pear-shaped be willing to help with...

Farr Yacht Sales

Schock North Sails

F 410 268 0553 Info farryachtsales. com 1995 Farr IMS 43 - FLASH GORDON 2 - 199K This is a very special boat - Carbon Construction Optimized 2005, carbon top mast, masthead kites WINNER'S DEBRIEF INTERVIEW BY DAVE REED In 1998 Jeff Janov's team on Ripple, from Marina del Rey, Calif., joined the Schock 35 one-design class and started its march up the learning curve. In their first year, they finished 11th of 26 in the Southern California high-point series. The following year they were 11th...

Rules By Dick Rose

Rule Sailboat

Race Committee Errors Individual Recall and Redress Sailing World reader,Jim Medley, wrote to me asking whether a boat that's on the course side of the starting line at her starting signal is entitled to redress if the race committee makes an error in signaling individual recall and, if so, what redress should be given. The answers to his questions are not simple and such race committee errors have frequently resulted in lengthy, messy redress hearings, several of which have been followed by...

Jeff Janov

The Schock 35 was by far the toughest keelboat one-design in my area that I could afford, says Janov, the subject of our Winner's Debrief p. 54 , who was once the rookie of his Southern California fleet, but now reigns supreme. Janov admits poor results early on didn't exactly get him an instant all-star crew, but he steadily built a core of regulars, including formerBond girl Lynn Holly-Johnson. We did a charity regatta and she came onboard with us as our celebrity, says Janov. She had a great...

Used Boatscom

Millions of Buyers. The world's largest, fastest More than 85,000 boats to and easiest-to-use boat choose from. Up to nine full color photos, video, audio and 20, 000-word descriptions available on every boat. Lightning world champ Tito Gonzalez, sailing his first Etchells Worlds, won the title despite an OCS on the final day. Gonzalez's crew was his 17-year-old son Diego, Jeff Linton, and Bill Mauk. Lightning world champ Tito Gonzalez, sailing his first Etchells Worlds,...

By Gary Jobson

Pinrail Tall Ship

With the days growing shor ter in Annapolis and summer reduced to memories, I have just completed my 50th year of sailing. Last winter, as I've done every year since I was 12, I planned my sailing schedule. In 2005, after two years of illness, I decided to spend a lot of time on the water and planned a program featuring 10 sailing projects that ranged from dinghies to tall ships, competitive racing to family cruising. Looking back on it now, this year's been an amazing ride, and it's given me a...

Sunray Race Yacht

I It has taken us more than 4,000 hours to do the job, says Danish boatbuilder Jergen Jensen, and my father and I have done all the work ourselves-a million angles and sanding strokes, lots of different screws and bolts, three tons of lead. The result was SunRay, which recently rewarded all that hard work with a win in the Classic Division of the 2005 6-Meter World Cup in Sand-hamn, Sweden. Although SunRay was completed in 2005, the boat was issued a measurement certificate as a classic yacht...