Spain Calling - February 2007The upcoming America’s Cup events in Valencia (semifinals June 1–11, finals June 23–July 4) have drawn attention to Spain, with its long coastline, maritime history, and many attractions, as a charter venue. If you are among the many sailors worldwide thinking about combining a charter with a trip to the Cup matches—or just thinking about
By Kimball Livingston
August 5, 2007
Hearing Vincenzo Onorato come out against the Alinghi protocol for America's Cup 33—Onorato is Mr. Mascalzone Latino—I
I'll admit it: I'm terrible at learning foreign languages. I can learn a particular word in, say, Spanish, only to forget it five minutes later. This doesn't bode well for international travel, but I can usually scrape by. So when I was invited to sail on a Swan 601 for the final day of the Swan American regatta, it never crossed my mind that I might be taking on a
Story by Gina Attee Images courtesy of the members of Walloon Lake Yacht Club
Although powerboat racing dominated the first two
Air. It's not just for breathing, anymore.
With the America's Cup descending from superlative to squabble and my deck shoes only days removed from the streets of Valencia, I seriously needed an energy infusion, and I seriously got it by showing up for some kite racing on San Francisco Bay. Do you feel the need for big air?