1. US SAILING, the national organizing body of competitive sailing in the USA, has made a strong push to require the skipper of any boat competing in any U.S. regatta to be a member of US SAILING.
2. This was not popular.
In many sports, membership in the governing body is mandatory. In some
Finding the right ocean-going seabag isn’t easy. Buy one that's too big, and you’ll fill it (to the annoyance of your skipper, who might send you packing to repack). Buy one that’s too small, and you’ll likely regret that too.
Luckily, the new Barrel Bag, part of Puma’s sailing gear for its Volvo Ocean Race team, is
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By Peter Nielsen
The last thing you want from your furling gear is for it to jam up in a rising breeze – or at any other time, come to that. I must be some kind of roller-reefing Jonah, because it’s happened a few times on boats I’ve been sailing aboard. On two of those occasions, halyard wrap was to blame.
A READER ASKS
Menno Speyer, who lives in Qubec, wants to know about longer-term charters. "We currently own a boat," he writes, "but are considering selling it. We would still like to be out on the water for at least a month each year. We're thinking of warm-water locationsthe Caribbean, the South Pacific, Asia, and other warm places. How can we