Expert Advice Community sailing programs are going strong all across the U.S. This young man is learning about the quirks of installing rudders at a sailing camp in Sausalito, California. And did you know that there is an annual gathering for people who want to see more of this kind of outreach? The 2004 National Sailing Programs Symposium was impressive for the energy and enthusiasm of the participants and

Autumn Bareboat Charter Specials

by Sail Staff, Posted June 16, 2004
Vacations Under SailNews and Information about CharteringHave a hankering for trade-wind sailing? Take advantage of milder sailing conditions in the Caribbean—to say nothing of reduced autumn charter rates. Call or check company Web sites for more details. Barefoot Yacht Charters (St. Vincent): 10 days for the price of 7; 20 percent
Inshore Racing

A handicapper speaks

by Sail Staff, Posted June 4, 2004
By Bruce Bingman, Technical Chair for PHRF on the Chesapeake

I think the real issue is what kind of racing do sailors want. The problem is that different sailors want different kinds and different levels of racing, but usually there are not enough boats in any one group to be able to offer a specific class and/or start.

The USSAILING website offers information on "golf

Boat Reviews


by Charles J. Doane, Posted June 3, 2004

Hard on the heels of the 2002 introduction of its new 35-footer, the J/109, J Boats followed up this past fall by sprouting yet another high-performance sprit-boat. Bracketed between the 40-foot J/120 and the 48-foot J/145, the new 43-foot J/133 stakes a claim in the highly competitive mid-40s size range. An extrapolation of the 109, it seeks to combine the fun and performance of an



by Sail Staff, Posted June 1, 2004

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