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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Profiles

For most dinghy sailors, co-skippering an Open 60 in the Barcelona World Race, a non-stop double-handed circumnavigation race via the three capes, would be a suicide mission. Luckily, Seattle based Jonathan Mckee, 45, isn’t your typical dinghy sailor: His resume includes three years on the All American College Team during his time at Yale, a Gold medal in Flying Dutchman in the 1984 Olympics,


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Elite Youth Development Team: Deadline to Apply is Friday

by Sail Staff, Posted October 31, 2007

Applications for the 2008 US Elite Youth Development Sailing Team are still open, but time is running out to submit an application.

 

Launched by US SAILING in January 2007, the Elite Youth Development Team was created for young athletes who have been identified as future Olympic prospects.

Made up of the country’s top youth sailors in the Laser and Laser Radial classes, the team


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Apparel + Accessories

Gul Code Zero Dry Suit

by Sail Staff, Posted October 31, 2007
Interested in frostbiting? If so, your extremities will thank you for investing in a new drysuit. Gul recently launched their new Code Zero with “action fit” cut, which strategically incorporates ergonomically-positioned stretch panels, giving the user better range of motion. The suit, which is made out of Gul’s proprietary GCX4 fabric is both breathable and waterproof, and features heat-taped
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Destinations

Once Around Tortola

by Sail Staff, Posted October 29, 2007
We get our first glimpse of delights to come as our plane makes a wide circle on its approach to Tortola’s Beef Island airport. Spread out below us are turquoise seas and a flotilla of boats sailing up and down the Sir Francis Drake Channel. We land, and the warm tropical breezes of February greet us as we walk across the tarmac. Clearly, nothing important has changed in the British Virgin
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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid on his Second VOR

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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