Sailboat Racing

Bringing Back American Classics
With classic American racing yachts, there’s more than one meaning to the phrase, bring’em back. Any wood boat that’s been out there a while will surely have been “brought back” one time or more through restoration procedures that we can ...
We Came, We Sailed, Mexico Delivered
Peligroso, aka a training camp. Photo by Kimball Livingston Regata Copa México is important because it is not. That is, whether it was the MEXORC series for big boats just completed or the J/24 racing soon to be under way on ...
Puddle Jump, Everyone?
Right in the middle of Regata Copa México comes a day of Puddle Jump seminars, a get-acquainted and get-educated opportunity for cruisers outbound into the Pacific. Most of their day was spent in the lounge at Marina Riviera Nayarit, in ...
Cabo to Mainland on a Laser
Olympic Laser sailor Tania Elias Calles wants you to know that she sails every day in the best place in the world, so come on down and train with her in Mexico at Bahia de Banderas. That is, train on-site ...
Two Sides of the Pacific
One view of the competition. Photo by Kimball Livingston I wonder as I wander, hull-down on Bahia de Banderas, with whales working over yonder and sails filled with the mild, warm breeze that comes up like clockwork every day, why ...
MEXORC Opens with a BANG
Gather ’round and let’s review: Rule 237B.2 You never want the mast to go but once you realize it’s going you want it gone baby gone. Rule 237B.3 When you drive in to a regata in México and you’re passing Federale ...
Makings of a Champion
Bora in the air. Photo by Amory Ross So Bora Gulari answers his mobile and he doesn’t mind that I called, but he says, “Can I call you back in five? I’ve got this bondo that’s ready to kick.” The man ...
Akela Sweeps Puerto Vallarta Race
One of 11 starters arrives in PV. Photo by San Diego Yacht Club Sailing This story requires correction. Lorenzo Behro’s Peligrosso was first overall on corrected time. Because of downstream complications with my boats.com syndication, I do not want ...
An Eco Stunt That Matters
I was relieved to come away from visiting Plastiki with the sense that, yeah, this can come out OK. It might even be important. Photo by Kimball Livingston Most people have heard something of Plastiki by now. Being heir to a ...
America’s Cup in America
What just happened in Valencia wasn’t an America’s Cup as we used to know it, or want to see it again. It was a rescue mission, something of a raid. A successful raid. Leading to this happy moment at ...

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Two Sides of the Pacific - March 3rd 2010