World

At J World you'll spend twice the time learning on the water than you do at other sailing schools. That is precisely why our racing students are so successful on the race course. It is also why we were the only sailing school to receive a 100 satisfaction rating in a survey by Practical Sailor. Of course it doesn't hurt that our instructors have experience in everything from the Admiral's Cup to the America's Cup. And it is also an advantage to have schools in the top sailing locations around...

Boatspeed By Terry Hutchinson

The basic concept of going fast-forward in a lift, or pinching in a header, has been around for as long as I can remember or at least since my junior sailing days when my instructor passed along this tactical tidbit along. Going fast-forward what's also referred to as making a bearing gain is a great weapon to have in your tactical arsenal. Bearing gain, in its simplest explanation, is when you can sit on the rail and watch as you make trees on your competition. Trees equal boatlengths. To gain...

Mars Metal Company

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Corum

JEWELRY 702-770-3520 www.corum.ch as I scramble to sit on the windward side. The chute fills with a pop and Acadia is flying. The speed immediately jumps to 12 knots and she surfs a wave, pushing the digits to 14. The autopilot can't handle it, so I take over the steering. The boat is screaming, 15.8 knots. I'm terrified and thrilled here I am, in the middle of nowhere, no other boats around and no one else on the boat, flying along, just beyond being completely out of control....

Thistle Class Association

Patty Lawrence, 6758 Little River Lane, Loveland, OH 45140 (513) 583-5080 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. The World's most popular one-design keelboat features quality construction, strict one-design rules, and low cost. Nearly 6,000 boats sailing in 30 countries attract both Grand Prix and Club...

Rolex

Since US SAILING first created the Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards in 1961, the biggest names in American sailing have been honored with the distinction. Sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A. since 1980 and increasingly coveted with time, the awards reward excellence through outstanding on-the-water achievement. As a US SAILING member,you can help shape sailing history. Share in the naming of this year's winners by going to www.ussailing.org awards and nominating your choices for the...

Prb

With PRB, Vend e Globe winner Vincent Riou and Farr Yacht Design, have delivered the first of a new generation of Open 60s designed specifically for the 2008 Vend e, and if their virtual sailing told them anything before the boat's September launch, it's that this solo-racing machine is potentially the most powerful IMOCA 60 ever built. In general, the new 60s are going to more beam, says Luke Shingledecker, a naval architect with FYD. There's a cap where the angle of vanishing stability the...

Farr Yacht Sales

613 THIRD T 410 267 6550 F 410 268 Velocity Made Good 1 Combine data with other boats in your fleet to replay entire races Install in 30 seconds with no through-hull holes or wires www.velocitek.us info velocitekspeed.com 1.650.353.0262 Gear bags, Synthetic leather Gloves-Padded Optional Sailing Shorts will never be left under the tree or on the dock Sailing Angles' embroidered gear bags, padded synthetic sailing gloves and Breaker (double-seated, padded-optional) Sailing Shorts or Longpants,...

By Dan Dickison

Bob Scott's NY 32 Falcon charges into a fresh breeze. The NY 32 class celebrated its 70th anniversary this summer in Maine. shortened course, just seconds ahead of its rival. That these two boats would compete so ably and evenly after seven decades in existence and a combined 14 different owners might surprise some observers, but not those familiar with the NY 32. These craft 20 were built and 18 still exist were the product of the Henry B. Nevins Yacht Yard in City Island, N.Y., which was...

Fireball Class Association

Secretary Eric Owston (514) 457-6236 300 Victoria, Baie D'Urfe, Quebec, Canada H9X 2J2 eric.owston videotron.ca LOA 16' 2 SA 263 sq. ft. An enduring design, with planing hull, spinnaker launcher, and furling jib keeps this two-handed dinghy racing in North America. Friendly and growing class sponsors an active online community. Buy new Nickels, or affordably maintain your older boat.

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.

Thistle Nationals

Greg Fisher won the 40-boat Thistle Nationals, sailed out of North Cape YC, Mich., in August. According to a Thistle class insider, the top three positions (Skip Dieball and Paul Abdullah were second, and third, respectively) at this event are no surprise, given all three skippers have years of experience in the class. Instead, it's younger sailors like Kyle Fine-frock, Chris Murphy, and Chris LaBorde (fourth, fifth, and seventh, respectively) who are now making their presence known at the...

Model Maker

THE CORK REGATTA Held each year in mid-August, The CORK Regatta attracts many dinghy classes, including the Byte, Laser 4.7, Club 420, 29er, Laser 2, Byte CII, and International 14. Lasers, which are broken into gold and silver fleets, and Laser Radials, which are divided into gold, silver, women's, and bronze fleets typically have the biggest numbers at the event. Michael Kalin only scored one first-place finish on his way to winning the 43-boat Laser gold fleet. Sam Fuller, who scored four...

Trailering Essentials

For inevitable on-the-road problems, a spare parts and tool kit is essential. Our trailering experts recommend traveling with a box filled with extra grease, bearings, and a grease gun that works with Zerk fittings. They also recommend carrying hydraulic jacks, one spare wheel assembly with a mounted tire, and a few unmounted tires. An entire axle assembly, complete with a wheel and a tire, can be a crucial backup. Here are a few of their must-have items that will ensure your boat gets to its...

Sailing Vacations

Or go to sunsail.com today. Even after 70 years, Falcon, with Spark-man & Stephens Mitch Gibbons-Neff trimming the kite, isn't afraid of a tight spinnaker reach (left). As with any wooden boat, keeping the woodwork shiny is no small feat. Sapphire (right) is one of three NY 32s that call Castine Harbor home. fore joining his brother and yacht broker Drake Sparkman at S& S was a boon to the project. Seventy years later, the current president of S& S, Mitch...

The Full Picture

SORRY, JOJO, I SAY,WE HAVE TO GET THE HEAVY NO. 1 up now. Joanne Tiborcz, the tireless bowman on Fran and Gerry Anderson's Beneteau First 40.7 Bushwacker, jumps off the rail with a grin and chirps No problem. Then I finish the thought But you have to go up the rig and clear the halyards first. To her credit, the Canadian sailor doesn't even pause, and tightens her Petzl harness as if it were our first sail change of the day, not the 25th. If I needed any further reinforcement of the premise...

National Sailing Programs One Design Sailing Symposiums

Clay Burkhalter

Please join us at US SAILING'S NSPS presented by Vangiaard Sailboats and ODSS on January 17-21, 2007 in New Orleans. One location, twa symposiums, dozens of experts, hundreds of sailors, thousands of new ideas. For nnore info, go to The crew is positioned perfectly for small chop. From this position, shift weight about 6 inches forward in flat water, and 12 inches back in waves. When the boat starts to plane, keep the bow knuckle out of the water in all conditions. The crew is positioned...

Aerodyne

Award winning Aerodyne Yachts brings the two worlds of high performance sailing and luxurious shorthanded cruising together in an unbeatable line up. Designed by top offshore speed specialists Rodger Martin and Groupe Finot, Aerodyne yachts are built in Finland to aerospace standards and to the high quality and fit out expected of the legendary Finnish yacht building industry. At Aerodyne, high it even sounds faster than the competition cured epoxy e-glass carbon composites to ensure our yachts...

Rhodes Class Association

Dick Callahan, 781 749-8323 dickc3 comcast.net www.rhodes19.org Builder Stuart Marine 207 594-5515 19' 2 17' 9 3' 3 SA Main amp jib 175 sq. ft. SA Spin 300 sq. ft. Great boat, great class, great racing. Big boat 'feel', trailerable convenience. One-design events include St. Pete, Annapolis, Detroit, amp Chicago NOODS - other regional events amp National Championship regatta. G amp S design terrific S2 quality. Retractable centerboard and deck stepped mast. 30 minutes from trailer to launch. 545...

Worldclass Sail Handling Performance

You'll wince every month with the Doctor's latest offerings. Pak-Lite turns a 9-volt battery into a miniature flashlight. Pak-Lite turns a 9-volt battery into a miniature flashlight. You'll wince every month with the Doctor's latest offerings. compartment protected with a coated zipper, and a removable neoprene pouch for a laptop, which fits into an internal waterproof pocket. I made the mistake of letting a colleague take my demo to try it out. I haven't seen it since. 150, www.oceanracing.com...

By Clay Burkhalter

Mini Acadia Burkhalter

It's Friday afternoon in Horta, on the island of Faial in the Azores. I'm sitting in Peter's Cafe Sport, probably the most famous waterfront bar in the Atlantic Basin. Across the busy harbor road is the marina where Acadia sits wounded, resting on a 20-foot shipping platform. All of the Mini sailors, my fellow competitors in the Azores Race, are gone, having restarted the return leg to France three days ago. They're facing upwind sailing, I, the logistical maze of shipping Acadia back to the...

Tactics By Stuart Walker

Mark Fischer, the local ace, came from behind to win the first race of the championship a light and fluky one. Then, in strong air, beat us in three of the next five. But the series was close, and after winning the first race the following day, we had high hopes we could beat him in the finale, and take the trophy. The current was roaring up the Bristol Channel England where the tidal rise and fall is the second greatest in the world, and the peak current off Barry is often more than 2 knots....

Frers Class Association

C o Kurt Hudson, 24 Hartford Street Medfield, MA 02052 617 908-3244 kurthudson lc-anderson.com www.frers33.com LOA 33' 3 LWL 26' 6 Beam 11' 3 Draft 6' 3 Conceived by sailing legend Corny Shields this golden age sloop was the first ISAF registered Classic Yacht Class. Ten fleets in Europe, Bermuda and both US coasts compete annually with strict sail purchase plans to ensure one-design competition. 33 Angela Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960 Email dannie bbocs.com www.IODClass.org LOA 33' 5 Draft 5' 4...