Cup Watch

Unbending

by Sail Staff, Posted March 26, 2008
BMW Oracle Racing’s Tom Ehman and Russell Coutts traveled to Geneva to meet with Alinghi’s Lucien Masmejan and Societe Nautique Geneve's (SNG) Vice Commodore Fred Meyer today to discuss details for an impending Deed of Gift challenge, which will likely constitute the 33rd America’s Cup. Of prime interest is the discussion of when the event will be held. BMW Oracle Racing’s stance
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Cruising

20 Miles Around... San Francisco, CA

by Sail Staff, Posted March 24, 2008
San Francisco may be the “most European” American city, but San Francisco Bay and the views of whitecaps beyond the cable-car lines make this more than just a California placename. The ocean beyond the Golden Gate is challenging. Within the shelter of the bay is sailing adventure enough, with its typical brisk and chilly sea breeze and strong currents. Then there are the microclimates. Often, the
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For the Whales

by Sail Staff, Posted March 24, 2008
Ship-speed restrictions have been proposed by NOAA to help protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale in New England; only about 350 right whales remain, and their numbers continue to fall. Because vessel strikes are the primary cause of death, the National Marine Fisheries Service has proposed a Ship Strike Rule that calls for reductions in ship speed limits to 10 knots in right-whale
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Racing

Getting Psyched

by Sail Staff, Posted March 24, 2008
In my hometown of Boston, MA — a town with a strong maritime tradition — a big sailing event typically gets a passing nod in the local newspapers, or perhaps some spot coverage by the local newspaper. Sure, the devoted turn up in droves to see the boats, but the excitement falls far short of a Red Sox’ World Series victory or even the St. Patty’s Day parade.

So, you can imagine my surprise


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Books+Media

Liquid Logic

by Sail Staff, Posted March 20, 2008
Maritime journalist Dallas Murphy is on a quest to quell the alarmists, debunk the deniers, and depolarize the global-warming debate with an active, intelligent discussion of how man-made changes to the ocean ecosystem can have a lasting effect on the earth’s climate. To Follow the Water is a conversation starter that navigates readers through the annals of oceanography, catalogues the
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