Ocean Racing

Leopard Powers to Victory

by Sail Staff, Posted June 5, 2008

Simply put, Mike Slade’s Farr-designed 30-meter super maxi ICAP Leopard is stunning. Her rig looms an imposing 155 feet above her deck, and her wide, powerful transom seems eager to get up and go. While everything aboard Leopard seems ready to charge, one thing that isn’t constantly on the verge of pouncing is the grinding team. Why? Because she doesn’t have


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Ocean Racing

Team Telefonica Optimized

by Sail Staff, Posted June 5, 2008
The Spanish-flagged Volvo Ocean Race team, Telefonica, this week announced the addition of two gold-medalist heavy hitters to their already-strong team of sailors. Spaniards Xabi Fernndez and Jordi Calafat — the former from Palma de Mallorca, the later from the Basque country — have signed on to sail under the leadership of Bouwe Bekking on the team’s Farr-designed VO70.
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Profiles

The Master

by Sail Staff, Posted May 30, 2008
If you’ve ever been caught out Laser sailing in a serious squall, you have a taste of what it’s like to be completely self-sufficient in an over-canvassed boat, with the safety net of land feeling like an untrustworthy mirage. Now imagine that you’re alone in the middle of the North Atlantic, with land nothing more than a week-old memory, on a wildly powerful IMOCA Open 60.
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Inshore Racing

Boston College Women Win

by Sail Staff, Posted May 28, 2008
The First Women’s Title in Boston College History

By Kimball Livingston

Newport, Rhode Island
They came into the third and final day of racing in second place after moving up from seventh on day two—that's fast climbing, and they kept right on going. The women of Boston College moved into the overall lead on three back-to-back wins by A-Division


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Ocean Racing

Wild Design

by Sail Staff, Posted May 27, 2008
If you thought the new Puma il mostro was wild looking from a graphic-design standpoint, Team Russia’s new steed is currently the heavy-weight champ of “different” from a design perspective. The boat, designed by UK-based designer Rob Humphreys and built by Green Marine (also in the UK), features distinctive spray rails on its bow section; long chines that run from the
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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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