Seamanship

Tender tricks and stress-free anchoring

by Charles Mason, Posted August 9, 2005

At the Dock

Dinghy-dock smarts

Don Street, who has been rowing rigid dinghies around harbors in Europe and the Caribbean for more than 60 years, thought he had learned everything there is to know about handling a dinghy in any conditions. But he’s come up with a new trick for handling a hard tender around a crowded dinghy dock.

“The usual routine,” says Street, “is to


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Why race? Well, since you ask

by Sail Staff, Posted August 7, 2005
By Kimball Livingston

There was a time in my life when I couldn’t look away from the race I was sailing and see another race going on without feeling ripped off. I wanted to do that one too. That’s how much I loved racing sailboats.

I still do. But love can’t burn that hot forever, and the relationship has finally settled down. I’ve been at this long enough now to be at ease with


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Boat Reviews

Maximus

by David Woodley, Posted July 14, 2005

New Zealanders Bill Buckley and Charles St. Clair-Brown believe they have created the fastest and most innovative monohull in the world. Just as pedigrees count for a lot in the horse business, the 24-carat lineage of the new 100-foot carbon-fiber canting-keeled sloop is certainly impressive. Designed by Greg Elliott and Clay Oliver, both alumni of the team that created the current holder of


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Flagships

Sojana

by Tim Jeffrey, Posted July 13, 2005

There is a seminal piece of video footage from the 1989–90 Whitbread Round-the-World Race when the two Kiwi archrivals, Peter Blake and Grant Dalton, were going at it hammer and tongs. Shot from a camera aboard Dalton’s Fisher & Paykel, Blake’s “Big Red" Steinlager is close aboard off Dalton’s starboard quarter, surging and then retreating on each wave, sometimes hooking into the crest


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Boat Reviews

Swan 601

by Tim Jeffrey, Posted July 12, 2005

The 601 is the second of a string of new one-designs from the Finnish builder

Of the 950 yachts racing at Skandia Cowes Week last summer, only one was referred to by her crew as "a bit of a weapon." This was fitting flattery, for Sir Peter Ogden’s Spirit of Jethou was exactly that, with her black hull, sleek coachroof, and carbon-fiber sails.

Even so,


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