Team Shosholoza

Royal Cape Yacht Club Country Republic of South Africa Syndicate head Capt. Salvatore Sarno Skipper Mark Sadler Helmsman Ian Ainslie (at left), Tommaso Chieffi Afterguard Sadler, Marc Lagesse, Ainslie, Geoff Meek, Chieffi, Dee Smith Designer Jason Ker www.team-shosholoza.com named South Africa's Sports Team of the Year in 2005. This year started out on an unfortunate note when Meek was forced to step down due to his recurring shoulder injury. But, as always, the disappointment was shortlived....

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(maln & jib) 305 sq. ft. SA (spin.) 400 sq. ft. LOA 30' 6 LWL 22' 0 Beam 6' 11.5 Draft 4' 6 Being the strictest...

Info

ACURA MIAMI RACE WEEK The South Florida follow-up to Acura Key West Race Week boasted winds that ranged from 12 to 20 knots every day. Conditions were perfect for getting in plenty of racing, and most classes sailed 10 races. In the TP 52 class, which used the event as its first Global Championship, Patches, skippered by Eamon Conneely, of Ireland, won overall, despite scoring a DNF for the 178-mile distance race after suffering structural failure (see Pursuing Global Aspirations, p. 70). In...

Dieter Loibner

It's hard to believe, but after nearly four decades of sailing I finally got a shot at a J Boat, says Dieter Loibner, who reviews the new J 65 (p. 48). He spent his formative sailing years in Europe before the Age of J in the '70s and early '80s, on dinghies, catamarans and small keelboats, so a yacht's handling and performance command his special attention during a review. About the largest J Boat Loibner says, It's light years different from a J 24, but still a J. His most recent book, The...

Brazilian Match Race

New champion Well, two out of three ain't bad. The second half of the 2005-'06 World Match Racing Tour kicked off at the Brazil Sailing Cup in Angra Dos Reis, Brazil, in March. With the Louis Vuitton Cup looming, many Cup teams sent skippers to the inaugural event including Emirates Team New Zealand's Dean Barker (above). Half of the eight quarterfinalist skippers were aiming for their first tour win, including Gavin Brady-a runner-up at seven tour events- Thierry...

Tiller Extensions

THE J 65'S COMFORTABLE NAV STATION has room for both paper charts and the requisite navigation displays. THE J 65'S COMFORTABLE NAV STATION has room for both paper charts and the requisite navigation displays. ley. Therefore, the power package includes nine AGM batteries (six for the house), a 12kW Mastervolt generator, 24V DC alternator, and a slew of chargers and inverters. Under steam, the J 65 is powered by a freshwater-cooled 125 hp Yanmar four-cylinder diesel that impressed with thorough...

Bics Clever Solution To Youth Retention

As a world champion windsurfer, Nevin Sayre has a long association with the French company Bic, which has been making windsurfers for almost as long as people have been windsurfing. These days, however, Sayre, a marketing director for Bic Sport North America, is excited about a new sailboat about to hit our shores, the Bic O'Pen, a 9-foot singlehan-der. The result of a design collaboration between Bic and italian industrial design company, VitaliDesign, the O'Pen looks like a miniature version...

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 s u ccess fu ll y competed in a n u m b er o f inshore and offshore handicap events.

Windmill Class Association

Email achauvenet triad.rr.com www.windmillclass.org LOA 15' 6 SA Main 84 sq. ft. Beam 4' 9 SA Jib 35 sq. ft. Draft up dn 6 4'2 Weight 198 lbs. (min) Experience the high of the white-water perma-grin that other fleets can only try to imitate. Come race in a fleet where some of the best sailors in the world openly share tips and tricks with each other and where a 20-year old boat can still win a World Championship. It has been cutting edge for 50 years and still continues to grow. Come check it...

Technique By Anthony Kotoun

OK, so maybe eavesdropping on your friends is a no-no, but we all know that when we discretely listen in on someone else's conversation, we can sometimes get some information we really need, right When it comes to competitive sailing, however, eavesdropping is perfectly acceptable, and should be encouraged by those doing the talking. Let me explain. On any raceboat with more crew than two, there are usually multiple teams within the crew working within themselves to increase the overall...

Day The Eyes Are Smiling

There was no margin for error on the final day. Patches needed to beat Pegasus in both races. A crucial port-starboard situation at the top of the first beat of the first race resulted in Pegasus having to perform two penalty circles. A first in that race, and a second in the final with Pegasus right behind in both, earned owner EAMON CONNELLY the inaugural TP 52 Global crown. I am very excited. I was nervous last night. We had to beat Pegasus in both races today, and it was incredibly...

Find Ways To Be A Better Crew

My husband Jay and I got our definition of a good crew from our late friend, Giorgio Zuccoli, who said of a fellow Tornado sailor He is a great crew. If the boat doesn't go fast enough, he will get out and push. That has become our standard for crewing, and we're always working to be described that way. We both do a fair bit of crewing, driving, and coaching on all sorts of boats, and like many of you, we're striving to improve in each capacity. We were recently asked to come up with a few...

Tony Bessinger

PRESENTED BY CRUISING WORLD amp SAILING WORLD PRESENTED BY CRUISING WORLD amp SAILING WORLD join us for the most authoritative daylong seminar on safe seamanship, heavy-weather tactics, and boat preparation. Review safety-equipment demos and man-overboard recovery techniques. Pose questions to our panel of expert bluewater sailors. Seating is limited, so call now for reservations. Leave with new knowledge, valuable reference tools, and useful resources. Don't miss it. Moderator John Bonds Phone...

Wanted Donate Your Used Sails To Morc

Letting your old sails gather mildew Send them to MORC amp receive a tax deductible contribution. Call Paul 727 327-5361. 2201 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712. offers hundreds of power, sail and mega-yach ts in t h e Caribbean or Mediterranean. Bareboat or crewed, tailored and catered for you. Elegant cuisine, personal service, surprisingly affordable. Credit cards accepted. 800 382-9666. CYBA member. www.visailing.com NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND New Beneteau 42's, 46', amp Custom 50' Classic...