Ed Baird becomes ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year

by Sail Staff, Posted November 7, 2007
Ed Baird on Tuesday became the second American to win the title of world sailor of the year in the 14-year history of the event.

Who was first? Paige Railey in the women's category in 2006, that's who.

Now here is the word from the ISAF Annual Meeting at Estoril, Portugal:

St. Petersburg, Florida native Ed Baird was named ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Tuesday


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Inshore Racing

Bamboozled: West Coaster Wins IRC East Coast Championship

by Sail Staff, Posted November 5, 2007
Sometimes bigger isn’t always better, as was the case for Dan Meyers and his new Judel/Vrolijk-designed Numbers, an IRC 67, at the IRC East Coast Championship, held in Annapolis, Maryland. Meyers arrived at the event as the defending champion, having won on his former Numbers, a Farr-designed 60-footer. Even with a longer, faster version of his race program, the Boston-based team
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The Hit Parade, Now Playing J/105s

by Sail Staff, Posted November 2, 2007

By Kimball Livingston

 

A North American Championship fleet of 69 35-foot one designs is nothing to be ignored, even if it were not a record, which it is. So I turned to Alan Johnstone to ask, not about the moment, but about the beginnings that brought us to the 2007 regatta at Annapolis Yacht Club, on the waters of the


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Ocean Racing

Salter Signs On For A “Lap”

by Sail Staff, Posted November 1, 2007
Ericsson Racing names Navigator for next year’s Volvo Race
By David Schmidt

Following Ericsson Racing Team’s recent news that sailing-great Torben Grael will skipper the team’s internationally-crewed “A” boat, the team recently announced that Englishman Jules Salter will navigate for Grael in the 2008/2009 event.

“Ericsson has a great team. They are well organized, and we


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AC 33: ACM Launches a Rule

by Sail Staff, Posted October 31, 2007

Above: A comparison of the past ACC class and the AC90

Valencia, 31st October 2007 - Today AC Management, as scheduled, published the AC90 Rule marking an exciting milestone in the path to the 33rd America's Cup. This rule has been crafted over the past six weeks through a des ign consultation process with all entered challengers, the Defender, and headed by


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SAIL Magazine and the Boston Sailing Center come together to teach the rolling hitch, an essential sailing knot that is most often used to release an override on a winch

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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