Dspl

Dives, and allows crossbeams to be mounted high to help minimize slamming in big seas. The dreadnaught bows highlight an hourglass shape, which blends wave-piercing technology with the need for buoyancy above the static waterline. Working from the VP LP design and engineering by Steve Koopman and Dirk Kramers, carbon boat-builders Stew Wiley and Ted Brown are building the first set of hulls in Portsmouth, R.I., from a female mold. www.lightspeedboats.com Another VPLP-designed catamaran using...

Lwl

Transportation should be a snap, thanks to a canting trailer, a simple keel-to-hull attachment, and a removable stern scoop. The cockpit is equipped with Harken winches and deck gear, and a twin-wheel steering system drives a carbon quadrant. In test sails on Lake Garda, the Coutts 44 sailed at 18.5 knots in 22 knots of wind. www.russellcoutts.net Another all-carbon one-design coming down the pike is the Lightspeed 33, a catamaran designed by Marc van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot...

Hobie North Americans

LAKE TEXOMA, Texas -Cedar Mills YC, 10 21-23, 9 boats, www.hobie33.com Juan Mauri and his Mauri Pro Sailing team dominated the Hobie 33 North Americans, winning four of seven races. Mauri took an early lead in the regatta by starting aggressively and then covering the fleet. The first day had medium to light air, said Mauri. So we kept the boat powered up by footing off and giving more emphasis to hull speed over max pointing. Day 1 ended with a tie for second between Jonathan Swift, owned by...

By Gary Jobson

For the fifth straight year, we're putting the spotlight on America's budding young stars. Over the past sailing season, my database filled up with the names of more than 400 over-achieving skippers and crews between the ages of 13 and 17. Each had great moments during the year, and narrowing down the list was harder than ever. When we were done, to my surprise, we had many new standouts to recognize. As our all-stars of the past move on to college and international racing, there's plenty of...

Tactics By Stuart Walker

The Intricacies of Finishing Downwind We rounded the second weather mark and started down the final leg of the fourth race of the Soling North Americans on Toronto's Humber Bay, determined to pass the four boats that were just ahead. In the fading 8- to 10-knot breeze, spotty and shifting air and left over chop, finding and keeping the optimal sailing angle was extremely difficult. In a puff, we had rolled over one competitor shortly after rounding, but he soon found more air to leeward and...

Rules By Dick Rose

Two Tricky Issues for Race Officials Clubs that organize regattas often borrow a member's boat to use as the race committee boat marking one end of the start and finish line and occasionally ------------------ boats collide with that borrowed boat. Several readers have asked what can be done to avoid such collisions. Many races are started using a pin mark at the port end of the start and finish lines and the race committee boat as the mark at the starboard end. The actual line is usually...

Mount Gayrum

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....

Farr Yacht Sales

F 410 268 0553 Info farryachtsales. com 2006 Farr GP42 - ORC Level Class - 575,000 42'Grand-Prix High-Performance Racer Similar to a TP52 for half the price. Coruba was hung out on the right. Irene's afterguard also played the left, leaving Flash to sail in its wake. As the crews assembled on the lawn for the awards, the atmosphere was reminiscent of a class reunion. Apart from a few new faces, the sailors were largely the same ones who'd raced the series five years earlier. And the familiar...

T Performance Daysailer

Light, fast, comfortable for 3 adults, epoxy, vacuum-bagged, shoal draft, centerboarder. Built by TRANSFUSION BOAT WORKS INC., 30B Mitchell Rd., Ipswich, MA 01938. PH 978 356-1764. www.transfusionboats.com See u s at Annap olis amp Newp ort Shows. Innovative New 30' PHRF PHRF Racer Daysailer Only 2-3 crew. Fast, fun, affordable New builder now supplying boats to the US market. Call 770 965-8500 for more information. www.jsyachtsusa.com or www.ad miralty.com.sg

Brian Doyle

The basic technique of tacking a 420 hasn't really ch anged over th e years, says Doyle, 35, who kicks off a three-part series on the fine points of dinghy technique, starting this month with the roll tack p. 60 . But a few minor updates to the boat have made it easier to handle. He was US SAILING'S Olympic Developmental Coach for six years until last year, coached at Dartmouth College for more than 10 years, and led the U.S. Youth Sailing Team as head coach to six world championships. He now...