Cup Watch

Poached!

by Sail Staff, Posted March 5, 2008
In high-end sailing as in the business world (really, are the two worlds all that separate in these elite niches?), talent is recognized and rewarded—or the competition buys it up. In this case, the competition isn’t even sure if it's going to get a shot at competing, and the whole great gig known as the America’s Cup hangs in limbo, awaiting word from Justice Kahn as to whether the next Cup will
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Safety

A Nautical Novice on Lake Nokomis

by Sail Staff, Posted February 28, 2008
It was a beautiful afternoon with a gentle breeze from the southeast. My wife, Catherine, and I were out for a romantic sail. What could go wrong?

I was eager to set off in our recently acquired boat, Ruach, a 13.5-foot trailerable Expo Solar Sailer designed by Garry Hoyt, Ted Hood, and Everett Pearson. Cath, a first-timer, was nervous, but throwing in a picnic


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Inshore Racing

Truth in (MedCup) Engineering

by Sail Staff, Posted February 25, 2008
It's the hottest game going, but it's not coming to a port near you unless you live close to the Mediterranean glamour circuit. MedCup racing for TP52s is what we're talking about, and the series has just signed Audi AG as title sponsor to replace Breitling from 2007.

Hmm. Perhaps it was no accident that Audi had such a large display of hot cars outside the tents on the '07 circuit.


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SAIL Photo Contest - Photo Gallery #4

by Sail Staff, Posted February 25, 2008


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Boatworks

Tank Math: Full or Empty?

by Steve Henkind, Posted February 21, 2008

In the "Know-How" section of the March issue, Steven J. Henkind wrote about how fuel gauges operate and how you can prevent fuel-gauge errors. Here's the mathematical formula he discussed in the story.

 

You can also calculate the amount of fuel in a tank mathematically. For a rectangular tank, the calculation is easy: the overall volume of the tank = Length x Width x Height; if the


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