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Strong Enough To Finish
Strong Enough To Finish

Both structure and systems must be reliable on the AC75, and while weight savings is the goal, reliability is the priority. (Harry KH/)Every racing sailboat....

Fordeck Focus
Fordeck Focus

It is very important for a bowman to be able to estimate exactly how long it takes to carry out each type of maneuver. Knowing....

Helping the Helmsman
Helping the Helmsman

“Everyone on the boat must be involved, either feeding information to the helmsman or in doing their jobs in such a way that they don’t....

Speed Savants
Speed Savants

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won 7 of 11 races at the 49er World Championship in ­February 2020, ­continuing their dominance in the class, which has....

Getting A Feel for Steering
Getting A Feel for Steering

Telltales are an excellent guide for steering in the groove upwind. You can actually shift gears within the groove by subtly varying the position of....

Little Tricks
Little Tricks

A rolled sail is a happy sail; take your time and do it right to prevent kinks and bends to lengthen the life of your....

A World of Snipe
A World of Snipe

For more than 30 years, the Snipe—a hard-chine 15-footer almost a century old—has been my teacher. I first stepped into one as a newbie 20-something,....

Joe Goes, Again
Joe Goes, Again

  Joe Harris’ Gryphon Solo 2 finishes the 2014 Atlantic Cup leg from Charleston, SC to New York City, passing under the Verrazano Bridge.He’s going....

How to Determine if Your Mainsail Fits Your Mast
How to Determine if Your Mainsail Fits Your Mast

When you look at the three draft stripes you want them to have a similar shape as they exit the mast and smoothly transition into....

A Happy Obsession
A Happy Obsession

The first real sea trials in Newport Harbor on the newly-acquired and nameless O’Day Widgeon confirms the potential of this once neglected craft. For the....

Racing Resumed
Racing Resumed

Chicago’s Vanguard 15 sailors moved the early season action to Indiana’s Lake Maxinkuckee, the second largest natural lake in Indiana. Using GPS-guided buoys from MarkSetBot,....

Melges Doubles Down With a New Dinghy
Melges Doubles Down With a New Dinghy

Melges Performance Sailboat’s new dinghy for high-performance sailing and training provide a new alternative in the doublehanded market, poised to grow with an expected resurgence....

Spinnaker Trim Essentials
Spinnaker Trim Essentials

Both trimmer and helmsman must keep an eye on the spinnaker to maintain its designed flying shape. If it doesn’t look or feel right, it’s....

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