Profiles

Solos

by Kimball Livingston, Posted September 12, 2008
Thirty years after the first Singlehanded Transpacific Race, there’s a grassroots, run-what-you-brung, let’s-celebrate-life spirit still thriving in West Coast shorthanded sailing. You won’t find any French celebrity sailors with million-euro budgets. Nobody’s out to beat the world; they’re out to beat their friends. But if you’re thinking pushover, you haven’t met those friends. Let’s pick just
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Inshore Racing

Winning Bronze and Gold at the Paralympics

by Sail Staff, Posted September 12, 2008
Qingdao, China
As released by US Sailing over the weekend:


2.4 mR sailor John Ruf (Pewaukee, Wis.) added a Bronze Medal to the U.S. Paralympic Team’s medal count today, joining Gold Medalists Nick Scandone (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Maureen McKinnon-Tucker (Marblehead, Mass.) on the podium at the 2008 Paralympic Regatta. Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Tim Angle


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joeflyBBS

by Sail Staff, Posted September 12, 2008

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Inshore Racing

Wilderness Sailing

by Sail Staff, Posted September 10, 2008
"Grip the wheel a little tighter when you approach those swirls," offers Sudie Henson, co-skipper of the Tripp 47 Navitae Juvenis, as we near a zone of confused, fast-moving water. The bow pierces a swirl, and the wheel heaves from side to side.I grip harder and the helm settles down. As we skirt the shoreline, Navitae's rig is dwarfed by British Columbia's mainland
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Sails+Rigging

Spun!

by Sail Staff, Posted September 10, 2008
By David Schmidt

Seldn Masts, Inc., has a new line of deck hardware to complement its already extensive line of spars. The line currently includes a line of plane-bearing blocks, auto-ratchet blocks, ball-bearing blocks, wire blocks (for adjustable backstays), and cam cleats (some of which are swivel mounted), but Selden plans to expand into genoa tracks and cars, as well as traveler cars


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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