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Extracting the maximum horsepower from a raceboat's carbon, Mylar, and steel engine is a time-consuming and highly technical undertaking. A soup-to-nuts look at the development of a grand-prix sail program. From his office window Rich Bowen can see cattle grazing across the street. Beyond the cattle rise the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains, snow still clinging to the north-facing slopes. May is a nice time of year in northern Nevada. It's sunny and warm, though not too hot. The abundant...

The Ultimate The Maximum In Ultra High Performance One Design Racing

JULY 20-23 2006 MELGES 32 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP NEWPORT, Rl JULY 20-23 2006 MELGES 32 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP NEWPORT, Rl P.O. BOX 1 ZENDA, WISCONSIN 53195 USA (262) 275 1110 MELGES.COM P.O. BOX 1 ZENDA, WISCONSIN 53195 USA (262) 275 1110 MELGES.COM software sailing simulator available. Users can choose from four boat types, including the AC and ORMA boats, a Melges 24, or a 40-foot ocean racer. In this new edition, the manufacturer, Nadeo focused on making the game as realistic as possible by...

Ssangyong Jj Giltinan World Trophy

Casio Seapathfinder, helmed by Michael Coxon, won the final two heats and the overall title in the 18-foot skiff class's annual global championship on Sydney Harbour. Coxon sailed with Nathan Ellis and Aaron Links. Howie Hamlin, sailing with Mike Martin and Trent Barnabas, was the top foreign competitor, finishing fifth on Pegasus Racing. www.18footers.com Kelson Elam rebounded from a 22nd in the first race to win the 47-boat J 22 Midwinters held at the Houston YC, Feb. 16 to 19. Elam, sailing...

Is It Time to Upgrade to PBO Rigging

The weight-saving benefit of high-tech fiber rigging is no secret the stuff has been used by grand-prix, America's Cup, and other high-end teams for 10 years. Yet high prices and custom fits have kept it out of the hands of the competitive sailing masses. This is starting to change as advanced production of smaller diameter cable increases, driving down the cost, and termination technology suitable for existing rigs becomes available. For most of us, the wire rigging now supporting our rigs is...

Ontario

For Gary Karges and the crew of his Beneteau 36.7 Unruly, the tedium of a night spent drifting during the Cleveland Deepwater Race, waiting for the offshore breeze to turn on, then watching helplessly as it turned off again, was well worth the savory rewards waiting at Put-In-Bay. The Deepwater was a little frustrating, says Karges. I was down below when the wind really shut off, hearing no water pass by the hull and thinking, 'Thank God it's my time to take a nap.' Out there in the middle of...

Usirc Update

Brother Leonardo Ferragamo may own Nau-tor's Swan, but Massimo Ferragamo ruled the Swan 45 class at Acura Key West Race Week, winning three races en route to the class's world championship. Winds to 30 knots made the boathandling a chore. It was my first time sailing with a spinnaker in 28 knots, says Ferragamo. I wiped out a couple of times, so I've got to do some training there. WeTounded the top mark in the middle of the pack, says tactician Howie Shiebler, a top Star skipper, but we knew we...

Ultrasonic Wind Meter

Compact unit measures wind speed from 0-150 mph. Patented ultrasonic technology no moving parts Works by tracking changes to an inaudible signal inside the wind barrel. Gives current wind speed, running average, max. headwind & tailwind, windchill. Exceptional accuracy, rapid response. Davis Instruments 3465 Diablo Avenue, Hayward, CA 94545 800-678-3669 Fax 510-670-0589 E-mail sales davisnet.com Website www.davisnet.com

Go Faster

345 Lake Ave, Suite G Santa Cruz, California 95062 + M-476-9639 fax 831-476-0141 http www.fastisfun.com -mail wizard fastisfun.com 62' Frers PJ aluminum yacht - Very spacious and well thought interior. Large master suite, Sail MUCH faster than the typical cruising boats. Ready to go 297,000. Jarvis Newman 48 - Graduate from Sail. Launched 2000, New condition. 700 hp Lugger Diesel, Stabilizers. 499,000 62' Frers PJ aluminum yacht - Very spacious and well thought interior. Large master suite,...

Auckland Match Racing

Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Dean Barker and tactician Terry Hutchinson bested the BMW Oracle Racing crew led by Bernard Pace to win the first ISAF Grade 1 match-racing series held in New Zealand in four years. I have tried several times and been runner-up twice, so it is nice to win at last, said Barker at the awards ceremony. The final was a best-of-five series and Pace, who sailed with Barker on Team New Zealand in 2003, didn't make it easy for himself, picking up four penalties in the...

Mars Metal Company

FARYMANN DIESEL & LOMBARDINI MARINE Your distributor for Farymann Diesel & Lombardini Marine parts & engines in the US and Canada. We stock most all Farymann parts & accessories for propulsion units as well as generators. Call (732) 286-6104. www.prp-inc.com WHY THE WINNERS HAVE BETTER SPEED & POINTING Compukeel and Universal template kits and templates. www.computerkeels.com (952) 829-5670. Dwyer Aluminum Mast Co. 203-484-04l9 34 years experience guarantees a perfect fit for...

Mount Gay

June 23-June 25, 2006 Royal Canadian Yacht Club and National Yacht Club, Toronto, ON Canada July 27-30, 2006 Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead (Boston), MA 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....

Emergency Life Raft

Survival Products Inc., servicing sales of aviation marine life rafts, vests, slides since 1974, manufactures newly designed, emergency, inflatable, four- to six-man life raft for private aircraft pleasure boats. World's lightest weight (only 12 lb.). World's smallest package (only 4 x 12 x 14) World's least expensive (only 1,095). 9 to 13 man, 18 lbs valise 5 x 12 x 14, 1,425. TSO'd and non TSO'd. New 10-Man MAC ORC Raft double tube,30 lbs., valise 5 x 14 x 19, 2,895.6-Man also. BUY RENT....

Dave Reed

As a dinghy sailor (12-foot MX Ray), I have enjoyed your magazine for some time. The March 2006 issue was a good one. I especially enjoyed the article about Macquarie Innovations because the world speed record has been of interest to me since the Crossbow days. Glen Dickson's Battling for Barnegat's Bragging Rights, about dinghy sailing on my home turf of Toms River, N.J., was excellent, too. Although who wants those Tech Dinghies They were bathtubs when I sailed them at MIT in 1968, and they...

Pegasus

The latest and very best TP 52 for sale, complete and ready to win, why settle for second best The only boat on the market with hull and keel faired by Brad Fitgerald, Located in California and ready for a truck. Very good sail inventory Very serious about selling The only boat on the market with hull and keel faired by Brad Fitgerald, Located in California and ready for a truck. Very good sail inventory Very serious about selling 317A Chester Ave. Annapolis, MD 21403 Tel 410-267-9419 Fax...

Consumer Disclosure

You have not yet won. 1 Grand Prize Roundtrip coach airfare for six (6) from nearest major continental US airport to the British Virgin Islands. 7 nights 8 days aboard designated Moorings Signature Yacht with crew, all food, beverages, fully stocked bar, transfers valued at up to 20,000. Trip must occur after 7 1 2006 and be completed by 6 30 2007 and is subject to availability. Blackout dates include Dec 15, 2006 through January 15, 2007. Additional transportation, telephone...

In Sailboat Racing

For More Information please contact US-IRC Managment Committee PO Box 5 Tiverton, RI 02878 401-816-0421 Fa x 401-816-0423 www.us-irc.org Email info us-irc.org One of the hottest racers to hit the market - the First 36.7 by Farr Yacht Design is a competitive One Design outfitted with some of the finest available equipment such as Mars lead keel and Navtec rod rigging. This dark grey boat is offered as a turn-key project from it's full race bottom to it's North 3DL Sails. Exceptional Value...

From Marblehead to Halifax Als

Under a bright blue sky and a strong sun, with a westerly wind at his back, Al D'Alessandro guides his Aerodyne 38 through the nearly 2,000 boats moored in Massachusetts's Marblehead Harbor. It could be any Sunday morning, with Alexis on its way to compete in a summer racing series event. But on this particular weekend, Al and his crew of seven will be starting the centennial 2005 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race. It's the 18th time he's contested the 360-miler from Boston's North Shore to the...

Singlehander is Worth Hollering About

One way to get people excited about a new performance dinghy is to say The hardest thing to get used to is the acceleration. That's what the builders of the Hoot, a 14-foot, single-sail dinghy with wings are saying about their new ride. The Hoot is the brainchild of a group of San Francisco Bay area sailors, one of whom is, Doug Kidder, who owns Kidder Racing, in Richmond, Calif., which builds rowing shells. The first prototype was one of Kidder's shells, cut down to 16 feet, with a windsurfer...

Acc O Rd Ing To

Most people have been sailing on PHRF boats that are 30 feet long, and they're going to be absolutely blown away when they step onto this boat. When it comes to crew wanted ads, this one was pretty unique. It read Wanted Crew for maxZ86 to compete in races off the Southern California coast no fee but tryouts required some experience preferred. What's the catch The boat is Pyewacket, the 7 million canting-keel speedster that Roy Disney donated to the Orange Coast College School of Sailing and...

Seven Seas

Minneapolis, MN Ph 612-879-0600 For information on becoming a retail partner, please call Jason at 1-888-259-6753x1189 Grand-Prix, Club Racing amp Performance Cruising Yachts ' Grand-Prix, Club Racing amp Performance Cruising Yachts ' 2002 Farr 395 Racer Cruiser 219,000 Fully race prepared amp in perfect condition. The best dual purpose boat on the market for the price 1999 Farr 47' SLED 330,000 - Cookson Built SLED is an IMS hybrid development of the Corel 45. Carbon rig, no-runners,...

Building On Last Year At The Medcup Circuit

While North Sails equipped the majority of the TP 52s that competed in the inaugural MedCup in 2005, they didn't have a monopoly. After an inauspicious start, the Quantum Racing Lexus TP 52 charged through the fleet, winning two of five events and finishing the season second in the overall standings. This year Quantum Sails plans to increase its presence on the MedCup circuit to three boats. Sail designer Dave Armitage will be sailing on the new Warpath. With little experience in the class, how...