Kimball Livingston

Protocols, Meetings, Pending
What jumps out at me from the 23 June Protocol is that a door remains open to a match in 2013 rather than 2014, which still seems more likely. Also, there’s item 24.4: Racing Areas to be Shared: The racing ...
Define Heavy Weather?
In yet another example of racing when the most recent crop of America’s Cup boats would be huddled ashore, youngsters from up and down the West Coast spent last weekend sailing the Opti Heavy Weather regatta on the San Francisco ...
Solo Transpac – Simplicity Counts
RPGs and the Big Ocean
Walking toward his ride for the solo Transpac, Ronnie Simpson slowed us down to point out that the mast of his 30-footer is taller than the mast of the 35-footer next door. I like this guy. He made one ...
From Planks to Lams
We don’t have to explain it the way Obi Wan explains The Force to young master Luke, but just the same, everything is tied together. Including traditional boatbuilding and carbon fiber lamination. For today’s take we drop into Thames ...
Shaping Boats, and the Industry
Puzzling the problems of the day. Photo by KL Walking through door of the International Yacht Restoration School will likely affect you considerably. Speaking from experience. But I’ll let Jens Lange tell it his way. Jens is a grownup who had ...
I Failed
I tried to make “500 million euros and a city in Italy” go away, and I failed. It keeps coming back. But, while I thank you for the inquiries, dear reader, I don’t know a thing, and I am nostalgic for ...
FutureSailing: West Coast Wood
Giant, wing-masted trimarans in the America’s Cup, hydrofoilers busting 50 knots in the Med, these innovations open a window onto a gee-whiz future that turns me on. But they don’t answer one question: Will we, or will we not in ...
500 Million Euros & Italy?
Say it ain’t so, Joe. I mean, Larry. I mean, those rumors that are flying around that a city in Italy has promised 500 million Euros for the America’s Cup, the rumors that claim said city is on the brink of ...
Feast, Famine
REPORT FROM THE SWIFTSURE By David Schmidt “Hey David, do you want to drive?” I glance up from a sodden perch on the rail of JAM, John McPhail’s well-rigged and well-sailed J/160, as we pound into stiff westerly winds and square waves six ...

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From Planks to Lams
From Planks to Lams - June 14th 2010