Sailboat Racing

The Never-Ending Story
I’m grateful to have America’s Cup out of the courts and moving toward, I hope, a dynamic, historic 34th match, but a new email exchange confirms that for one man, it’s not over. That would be Jaume Soler, the Spanish ...
A Surreal Year (but let’s race)
A NOAA view of the Gulf of Mexico on a cloudy May 10 When Guy Brierre calls 2010 “a surreal year” that means something. I got to know this Finn (among other things) sailor in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a time ...
What a Long Strange Trip
There were no bombshells in the America’s Cup 34 press conference held today in Rome’s Musei Capitolini, but the hour-long session had its moments. Most of all it got me to thinking how long it’s taken for a familiar idea ...
A Perfect Yacht
And for someone, it is the perfect yacht. Hats off to someone at Coyote Point for a classy Cal 20.
7 Lessons Learned from the Newport to Ensenada Race
7 Lessons Learned from 63rd Newport to Ensenada Race There’s nothing like a race to bring together what you do, or do not know about sailing.  And you don’t have to be a hard core racing rock star to really benefit ...
Last Gasp at Hyeres
I figure Genny Tulloch had it right when she said, “Match racing is looking great as an Olympic sport, because generally we can race more often than the other fleets—whether it’s too windy or too light for others, we’re still ...
1 Ocean, 1 Sea, 1 Lake, 1 Strait
From the Indian Ocean, approaching Australia after a six-month, nonstop circumnavigation, Sydney to Sydney: “Despite the fact that today started with a knockdown, a wet bunk, a headache and some pretty huge seas, I’ve had a great day. I know the ...
A Grassroots Owners’ Boatshow
It worked, the owner-driven boatshow of the Bay Area Multihull Association. No, they didn’t have thousands of people thronging the docks, but that was just as well because they didn’t have thousands of free hotdogs to give away. Think, ...
Taking Destiny in Hand
Imagine a boat show that is not a “boatshow” put on by the industry but a grassroots effort by people with something in common to roll up their sleeves, get some boats together, take people for rides, and share the ...
Efficiency Counts: Sail On
Waving the Jamaican flag for Jamaica Lightning Bolt. Photo by Kimball Livingston Barely a day and a half after Team Finland arrived from its long crossing of the Pacific, the Clipper Round the World fleet was off again, bound now from ...

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