Sails+Rigging

Schaefer Marine Aero Tuff Luff

by Sail Staff, Posted February 11, 2008
In 2006, Schaefer Marine released the Aero Tuff Luff (model A-1706) headstay foil, which fit forestays up to 5/16” in diameter. Now Schaefer has introduced a 2.0 version of the Aero Tuff Luff (model A-2506) for boats with headstays up to 3/8” in diameter. The twin-track foil is made from a super-strong polycarbonate material and features a fine surface finish to help mitigate friction between the
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Inshore Racing

Movie Time: Key West Race Week Video

by Sail Staff, Posted February 11, 2008
Grand-prix boats are spectacular: the finest sails, the best equipment, and the brightest minds in the sport of sailing. But for most of us, catching a ride on a boat like Numbers, Dan Meyer’s new Judel/Vrolijk-designed, IRC-optimized, one-off carbon-fiber racer is the stuff of dreams. David Schmidt, SAIL’s Senior Editor, was fortunate enough to enjoy a day’s racing aboard Numbers
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Checking in with Zach Railey

by Sail Staff, Posted February 11, 2008

Zach Railey has seen a few things, going this far with the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. For one, he saw every journalist's slamdunk brother-sister story of the year go up in smoke when world female Sailor of the Year Paige Railey did not make the team. For another, he went from high-place finishes in lead-up regattas to tanking the Finn class worlds. But there's a reason why this 23-year-old


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Cruising

Citing Prostitution, Fiji Restricts Visitor Visas

by Sail Staff, Posted February 11, 2008
Fiji’s finance minister has accused visiting sailors of involvement in crimes ranging from drug smuggling and prostitution to smuggling endangered species of flora and fauna. Cruising traffic through the islands is expected to drop dramatically after Fiji introduced new regulations restricting visiting boats to a three-month stay (effectively cutting the permissible stay by half), though
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Inshore Racing

One-Designs Shine at Key West

by Sail Staff, Posted February 8, 2008
When Peter Craig took over management of Key West Race Week in 1994, the event featured one racing circle, 12 boats, and seven starts. Since then, Craig and Premiere Racing (his management company) have grown the competition to 261 boats—177 of which are racing one-design, with the rest racing either IRC or PHRF.

This means that in 2008, roughly 30-percent of the fleet is racing handicap;


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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