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America’s Cup: Yes, We Are Talking About Practice

Think NFL preseason, the time of year when teams line-up for reps before the games really count. This was the analogy put forth by America’s Cup defense skipper Jimmy Spithill as the six sailing teams participate in organized practice races in Bermuda. Knowing that NFL teams use the preseason more ... Read More »

Stand by for the SuperFoiler Grand Prix

The mission was to develop the fastest course-racing boat ever for a televised series of competition. It had been done before in Australia with the 18-foot skiffs, and with the new SuperFoiler now in the water, the plan is for it to soon occur again. Darren Davidson reports for The ... Read More »

Match Race Program for Disabled Sailors

The second edition of the Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Regatta for disabled sailors will see the return of Dave Perry (Southport, CT) as coach for the 10 teams racing along with Dave Dellenbaugh (Easton, CT). The 2017 regatta will be raced in Sonars again this year which have been loaned to ... Read More »

How Sailing (Mis)Treats Its Legends

The international World Cup Series provides a road map to the Olympic Games, but Ben Remocker, Class Manager for the Olympic Men’s Skiff (49er), finds the circuit missing its target. Here he reports: Winning The Masters is the highest achievement in Golf. It’s something every golfer aspires to and the ... Read More »

Going From Seven to Eight

While the sails across the Volvo Ocean Race fleet are identically supplied by North Sails, speed differences on the one design Volvo Ocean 65s occur as the teams learn how best to use them. Slight variations of angle, trim and tuning can translate to miles earned or lost. Amongst the ... Read More »

The Latest Adventures of Dorade

Over the past 86 years, the iconic Sparkman & Stephens classic yacht Dorade has sailed hundreds of thousands of nautical miles across open water and won more ocean races than any other yacht in history. And she is not showing any signs of slowing down. This year marks yet another ... Read More »

Coming of Age for J/111 Class

Since launching in August of 2010, the J/111 class has enjoyed steady, sustainable growth for a high-end, mid-sized keelboat, with more than 120 boats now sailing in over 12 countries. The class debuted their World Championships in 2014 in Cowes, UK, then in Newport, Rhode Island for 2015 before returning ... Read More »

Where Are All The Women In Sailing?

Shirley Robertson is a two-time Olympic champion sailor and presenter of Mainsail, CNN’s monthly sailing show. Here she reports on the April program. Shirley Robertson Making this month’s Women in Sailing edition of Mainsail has been something of a personal voyage. It was an idea that began last year, during ... Read More »

Knowing How to Play Nicely

In SpinSheet magazine, Kim Couranz discusses how there is a time and place for aggressive tactics. Knowing when and when not to crush your opponent keeps the sport fun and strong for everyone. Just because you can do something doesn’t always mean you should. That “just one more” rum and ... Read More »