Groupama Breaks Up, Flips

by Sail Staff, Posted February 18, 2008
February 18, 2008, this bulletin:

Last night at 2343 UT, Franck Cammas, skipper of the trimaran Groupama 3 engaged in the Jules Verne Trophy, alerted the shore crew to the capsize of the maxi trimaran. "We have just capsized. The leeward float broke in two, leading to the breakage of the two beams and then the subsequent capsize. The crew is all together, taking refuge inside the central


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Ocean Racing

Sent!

by Sail Staff, Posted February 12, 2008
Jean-Pierre Dick and Damian Foxall completed their non-stop circumnavigation aboard their Open 60, Paprec-Virbac 2, to win the first edition of the Barcelona World Race, a non-stop, shorthanded (2 crew, total) round-the-world race. Initial speculation put the total time required for the race at around 80 days; the winning duo sent the course in a total of 92 days, 8 hours, 49 minuets, and
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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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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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