Boat Reviews

Sabre 386

by Charles J. Doane, Posted February 28, 2005

Since its founding by Roger Hewson more than 20 years ago, Sabre Yachts has excelled at building boats under 40 feet. The old Sabre 28 is certainly one of the best pocket cruisers ever marketed, and Hewson himself often asserted that the company's core boats were its 36-footers. I personally have always favored the Sabre 38, both the Mark I and Mark II models, built


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Boat Reviews

Dibley 23

by Sail Staff, Posted February 28, 2005

Colorado may not be the first place you'd look for a builder offering a new trailerable sportboat, but Watershed Sailboats is indeed in Colorado. The Dibley 23 is a trailerable sportboat Watershed is building with New Zealand–based designer Kevin Dibley of Dibley Marine. Dibley worked closely with Watershed founder Tim Reiter to develop a trailer-friendly design


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Boat Reviews

Melges 17

by Sail Staff, Posted February 28, 2005

With active fleets of M, C, A, and other scows racing on the Great Lakes, why are the folks up in Zenda, Wisconsin, at Melges Performance Sailboats introducing a new scow class? "We're presently losing a lot of our young sailors once they graduate out of the X-Boat, Laser, and 420," says Melges VP Andy Burdick. "The Melges 17 will bring new excitement to scow


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Peaking At Athens

by Sail Staff, Posted February 21, 2005
Paul Foerster, Olympic gold medallist, was honored recently as Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, an award he is sharing with his crewman in the 470 dinghy, Kevin Burnham. The ceremonies took place at the New York Yacht Club, where Jody Swanson was honored (for the second time) as Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.

Foerster, a two-time world champion in the Flying Dutchman class, has also won Olympic


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Surviving St. Clair

by Sail Staff, Posted January 26, 2005
By Josh Adams

Come on, autopilot. Don’t fail me now. Time is running out before my start in the PHRF B class of the 40-mile St. Clair Solo race. So far, the way things are going in the pre-start on board Taz, a borrowed Tartan Ten, my first solo race is turning into the Debacle in Detroit.

After punching in commands for the pilot to make a 40-degree turn into the eye of the


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