Profiles

Case closed

by Sail Staff, Posted April 2, 2009
On June 6, 2008, the Cynthia Woods, a Cape Fear 38 owned by Texas A&M University-Galveston, was racing to Veracruz, Mexico, when her keel fell off and she capsized. Tragically, Roger Stone, the team’s safety officer, drowned after helping two students to safety.

In late December, the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit (MSU) in Galveston, Texas, with guidance from the U.S. Coast


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Profiles

Speed machine

by Sail Staff, Posted April 2, 2009
Over the past two years an intense battle has been waged between Thomas Coville aboard his 120-foot G-class trimaran, Sodeb’O, and Francis Joyon aboard his equally massive tri, IDEC 2. While the two Frenchmen likely share laughs ashore, when they’re racing offshore they are at each other’s throats, with one skipper battling to best the other in setting unbelievably fast
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by Sail Staff, Posted March 31, 2009

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Charter

Charter deals

by Sail Staff, Posted March 23, 2009
If you’re looking to banish the last of the winter blues with a sailing vacation, look no further. These charter companies are all offering great deals for the spring and early summer. There are also some great airfare deals to the Caribbean at this time of year; the charter companies will be more than happy to advise you.

• Conch Charters has a limited-time offer for a mid-season BVI


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Cruising

Da' Big Fish

by Jack Foard, Posted March 20, 2009
The fat little neon-yellow bucktail with a red spot and some green feathers caught my eye. My experience in the Caribbean said “This is the lure you want,” so I bought three. I should have bought more.

I first wet this magic lure while sailing Famous Potatoes, our Admiral 38 catamaran, from Grenada to Los Testigos, Venezuela, and kicked ass. I caught a yahoo, two fat black-fin tuna,


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