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The Seld n MDS system interacts with the mast section making sail handling much simpler. The MDS cars are supported in all directions, running practically friction-free even under heavy side loads created by full-battens. Rig solutions for dinghies, keelboats and yachts. Aluminium and carbon spars. More than 750 authorized dealers worldwide. Seld n Mast Inc. Tel 843-760-6278, info seldenus.com

North American Tasar Association

Built by Alvis Marine, (888) dinghys (Toll Free) www.tasar.org www.alvismarine.com LOA 14' 10 Beam 5' 9 Draft up dn 6 3' 0 The Y-Flyer is an easily-sailed sloop-rigged scow with a planing hull. It's raced by two people, often by family and women. Over 325 U.S. members in 20 fleets. Six Canadian fleets. Plans available to build competitive hulls from plywood. Fiberglass boats available. We celebrated our 50th year in 2001.

Close Enough To Taste It

While mining the mountain of manuscripts I dug up useful gems for my project. A letter by T.O.M. Sopwith to RYS Commodore R. Tiggy Williams-Bulkeley reveals an unvarnished snapshot of his emotions after the 1934 match for the America's Cup. Sopwith, who sailed Endeavour, under the RYS burgee, nearly defeated Harold Vanderbilt's Rainbow in the closest contest for the Cup until the Australians won it in 1983. I fear this is a very hurried line written after the last race and in time for Nicholson...

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...

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...

Pacific Rim Champs

Going into the final race of the 1-14 Pacific Rims, sailed on Hawaii's Kaneohe Bay, Tina and Trevor Baylis were 2 points behind Zach Berkowitz and Mike Morten, but the Baylis team capsized as the result of a collision with another boat just as the starting gun went off. It took some time to get untangled, but they found a favored side of the course and clawed back to third. Berkowitz and Morten sailed a clean race, finished second, and won the A division by 3 points. Stewart Vickery and Richard...

Vim Ims World Champ

Designed by Nelson-Marek in 1997 and Built by Westease Yachts in Holland Mich. out of Kevlar, Epoxy and foam sandwich. Captain maintained since new. Recent topside and deck coatings. Truly Like New condition. New Masthead Spinnaker upgrade for superior downwind performance. Ready to win races anywhere in the world. Contact Steve Rock Yacht Broker for particulars. 619-857-9297 fiddlersgreen nethere.com Faired hull, new class sails, racing - 2 1 2 hp Evinrude, cruising - 4 hp Johnson, both like...

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 Beam 4' 8 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.

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Trimaran Nationalscorsair R Onedesign Championship

Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was the place to be last April for trimaran racers. Five Corsair fleets-28Rs, 24s and Sprint 750s, 24 One Designs, 31Rs, and an Open Class-sailed an eight-race series. Each fleet declared its winner, and all entries were scored using PHRF to determine an overall winner. The new class of Sprint 750s crowned its first class champion, Don Wigston, sailing Malbec. Robert Remmers and Robert Ons-gard's Corsair 28R Fifty-Fifty won its class, as did Bruce Kuerten's Corsair 24...

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, high-performance racing scow. Designed by Buddy and Harry Melges. Competitively raced by two, the M20 is sailed by mixed crews and families.

Colgate Class Association

Myers, FL 33908 (866) 842-4355 Email info Colgate26.com www.Colgate26.com LOA 25' 8 Draft Std. shoal.4' 6 3' 6 LWL 20' 0 Disp 2,600 lb. Beam 8' 6 SA 283 sq. ft. LOA 29' 10 Beam 5' 10 Draft 3' 10 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....

Steve Tsuchiya

Within the next few years, Tsuchiya plans to publish a history of the America's Cup, the project that took him to Cowes, England, and spawned this issue's Inside Story (p. 31). The 33-year-old from Cincinnati, Ohio, says he's about 80 percent done. The access to private letters presenting unvarnished emotions is one of the best parts of the research. It's fascinating, he says. One document was from Charles Nicholson, the designer of Endeavour, intimating that the America's Cup, and the way the...

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The Sailings Great Even When Its Landlocked

Sailing is a highly visible sport in many coastal towns, and along the shores of our Great Lakes, but there are vibrant sailing clubs operating on smaller lakes and rivers everywhere across the country. The enthusiasm for sailing in these landlocked venues is strong, and the sailors of America's inland waters are every bit as enthusiastic as those of us on our coasts. In my travels I've visited many of these places, including, but not limited to Lake Dillon, Colo., White Bear Lake and...

The Flying Scot

Flying Boat Plans

The Flying Seal is one of North America's leading one-design classes. Designed in 1957 by Gorden K. SandyI Douglass, this 19 fool, stable center-hoarder is easy-lo-sail, forgiving and tun. The large cockpit holds eight, making it ideal for gunkholing and family daysaiilng, while a crew or two or Ihree can put this popular boat through its paces tor tight, tactical racing. Selected for the American Sailing Hall ot Fame in 1998. the Flying Scot has been used for many US Sailing evenls including...

Ultra Ends

Our exclusive Ultra Series pole ends represent the technology. High strength, ultra low weight and ' M wear resistant, Forespar composite ends are perfect for any aluminum or carbon fiber downwind pole. blocks of my research. The minutes dated May 9,1851, resolved That a Cup of one hundred Sovereign value, be given to, be sailed for, to be open to Yachts belonging to the Clubs of all Nations subject to the R.Y.S. Sailing Regulations course to be round the Isle of Wight .The R.Y.S. Cup of 100 on...

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Congratulations YOUR WEBSITE REPLACED 25 OF MY WEATHER 'FAVORITES'. Your site is the best invention since the wind YOUR SITE HAS BECOME A KEY SOURCE OF WEATHER PLANNING FOR OUR REGATTA MANAGEMENT. - Jeff Johnson, Regatta Manager, San Diego Yacht Club Check live wind reports. Forecasts, and more on vitually any cell phone or wireless PDA There's plenty of room below for a sail inventory when racing (top). Halyards and sail controls lead aft to the X-35's cabin top (left). The hot-galvanized...

Cu O Cd O Cd

Jim Madden flashed a sheepish grin as the Dubois 90 Genuine Risk flew by his J 160 in last year's Cabo San Lucas Race. He knew he would soon have a canting-keel raceboat of his own a 66-footer from the design office of Reichel Pugh. My initial discussions with Reichel Pugh specified a grandprix style boat between 66 and 70 feet with a simplified rig capable of taking on all the Mexican races with a crew of 12, says Madden. Then, I started to read more and more about the 66-footer Wild Oats, and...

This Modern Classic Will Turn Your Head

Contemporary Sailboat Design

Before Jay Cross, president of the New York Jets pro football franchise, became involved with sports as a business, he was an aspiring Olympic 470 sailor and International 14 designer. His passion for boats and design never waned it was quietly simmering on the back burner while he built stadiums, worked in sports marketing, and became president of the Jets in 2000. A few years ago, a friend turned up the heat. He was restoring a NY 30, and I thought, 'Well, they're nice, but they're heavy...

Increase Your Foredeck Performance By Going Through Deck

Rig solutions for dinghies, keelboats and yachts. Aluminium and carbon spars. More than 750 authorized dealers worldwide. Seld n Mast Inc. Tel 843-760-6278, info seldenus.com Yea h, unless you're Jonathan McKee who in his first attempt, won the opening leg in the 2005 edition, and was leading the second before dismasting . Most of the guys say that in order to be at the top you need to do the race a couple of times. Mine is essentially a one-shot deal. Have you gotten much input from McKee I...

Ron Stan

401-293-0539 401 -293-0538 oHicc rnrsssafl.iJS When Roy Disney retired from grand prix yacht racing following the 2005 Transpac, he donated his most recent Pyewacket, an 86-foot canting-keel Re-ichel Pugh design, to the Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship, in Newport Beach, Calif. When I first heard about it, I thought, 'How are we going to handle this ' says Brad Ave ry, the school's director. But the donor was very concerned with our ability to handle it and basically said,...

Marcus Eagan Flying Scot Midwinters

Flying Scot Rigging Diagram

The pair of Marcus and Marc Eagan is a tough two-generation team to beat in the Flying Scot. They've dominated many of the class's major championships of late, and this year's Midwinter Championship was yet another. Not only do they somehow sail the boat extremely fast, but they do it time and time again. We checked in with the younger Eagan to learn what's at the root of this father son team's rise to prominence in the scot class. So Marcus, what is it that makes you guys so good We spend a...

Bongo Class Association

174 Kehoe Street Ottowa, Ontario, Canada K2B 6A5 613 828-9294 www.sailabongo.com LOA 15' 2 SA main amp jib ____131 sq. ft. Beam 6' 6 SA Asym. Spin 147 sq. ft. Draft lifting keel 3' 11 Ballast Bulb 100 lb. Weight 415 lb. After 60 years and 15,100 boats, the International Lightning offers the toughest competition in one-design sailing. Join us and compete at the International level or fleet race in 500 chartered fleets worldwide. 7625 South Yampa Street, Centennial, CO 80016 office...

Faster Furlers Technology Goes Continuous

Small Continous Line Furlers

Headsail hanks are proven technology, ironically finding favor once again on a few of the Volvo 70s. But there's another way of attaching and flying headsails, and for simplifying things on the foredeck. We're talking continuous-line roller furlers, hardware once exclusive to singlehanded and crewed ocean racers, America's Cup boats, and large multihulls. In textbook trickle-down fashion, these simple in concept furling systems have found widespread applications on smaller boats with usage on...

Flexofold

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