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by Sail Staff, Posted October 12, 2005



by Sail Staff, Posted October 11, 2005
It's a regatta that has been around for decades, but since the Storm Trysail Club took it over, the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta has grown from a fleet of 9 boats in 2001 to 35 boats in 2005 while cranking up enthusiasm from both the sailors and the skippers who loan out their boats. Thanks to the Larchmont Yacht Club and sponsors led by Prestige Toyota and UK-Halsey Sailmakers, there was

Topsy-turvy in Trapani

by Sail Staff, Posted October 4, 2005

Even America’s Cup purists longing for Thames St. ambiance, skirts on keels, and national crews would have loved this one. The final day of Act 8 in Trapani, Sicily, was anything but predictable. Tacticians went from heroes to zeroes in a single shift. Rock-solid teams, like the sailors on Alinghi intending to protect their sterling match-racing record and win

Boat Reviews

Broadblue 42

by Sail Staff, Posted September 23, 2005

The Broadblue 42 is the latest cruising cat designed specifically for owners with offshore-cruising aspirations, and it appears to have all the right comfort and safety features. It has the large saloon, the bright, airy interior, the well-designed galley, and the four private cabins you’d expect on a cat that’s 42 feet long and over 20 feet wide, as well as watertight


Hometown Advantage? Ha!

by Sail Staff, Posted September 11, 2005
In the September issue of SAIL we ask the question, Do you believe in the hometown advantage? I don't, not in sailing.

It's a revered concept, but in 2005 we've had three world championships on my home waters of San Francisco Bay, California, USA. And we had winners from Australia, the Netherlands, and Chile. Locals did well, but . . .

29er Worlds: Jacqui Bonnitcha & Euan McNicol,

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