Inshore Racing

One-Designs Shine at Key West

by Sail Staff, Posted February 8, 2008
When Peter Craig took over management of Key West Race Week in 1994, the event featured one racing circle, 12 boats, and seven starts. Since then, Craig and Premiere Racing (his management company) have grown the competition to 261 boats—177 of which are racing one-design, with the rest racing either IRC or PHRF.

This means that in 2008, roughly 30-percent of the fleet is racing handicap;


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Sail Away - January 2008

by Sail Staff, Posted January 30, 2008

Heading Down Island

It’s been a while since I sailed out of St. Vincent—the “mainland” to the eight inhabited (three by resorts) islands of the Grenadines, plus the Tobago Cays—so I was happy to be invited on a press trip there, especially one that included two days of sailing. It’s probably the most popular charter area after the Virgin Islands, and with good
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Sail Away - August 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted January 30, 2008

Shopping List

If you’re in the thinking-about stage of planning a charter vacation, you’re probably in the process of collecting information about the cruising ground(s) on your must-do-sometime list. How do you find out about the weather, the sailing conditions, the best itineraries? Tourist guides won’t be much help, and your local library probably doesn’t stock cruising guides.
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Sail Away - December 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted January 30, 2008

Charter News from Annapolis

The annual Annapolis, Maryland, sailboat show is one of the industry’s great schmoozing grounds, so it’s a good place to pick up the latest chartering information. It looked like a busy show for the charter companies; I saw people waiting in line to discuss boat purchases and charter bookings.

With the large amount of new development or expansion


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Sail Away - November 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted January 30, 2008

Charting a Charter

If you’ve done any sailing outside your home waters, you already know how invaluable a cruising guide can be. I suppose it’s possible to tough it out with just the chart and the chart checkout, but at the very least this means you’d be reinventing the wheel when it comes to choosing an anchorage, figuring out what time you should arrive there, finding groceries, and
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