Cup Watch

Cup Watch - January 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted March 26, 2007

Time to EVOLVE?: Pressing for an America’s Cup circuit

If the sailors have their way, we could see a very different America’s Cup in the future. First we have to get through America’s Cup 32, this year in Valencia. And then?During the Allianz Cup, a World Match Racing Tour event sailed in October on San Francisco Bay, America’s America’s Cup challenger, Larry
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Cup Watch

Cup Watch - February 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted March 26, 2007

The Pressure Rises: Development time runs out

Life is changing for the play-ers in the 2007 America’s Cup. The leading teams look to February as the month to wrap up final training in Dubai (Switzerland’s defender, Alinghi, and Sweden’s Victory Challenge) or Auckland (Emirates Team New Zealand and America’s BMW Oracle). Then the sailors get one final break before
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Cup Watch

Cup Watch - March 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted March 26, 2007

Hushed: America’s Cup secrecy

Unless masts start breaking in Valencia, Spain, things should be getting back to normal around Hall Spars. Things have been anything but normal for most of this year, however, with Hall building masts for several different America’s Cup teams and maintaining a strict code of secrecy for each client.

The normally welcoming Hall


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A Series of Fortunate Events

by Sail Staff, Posted March 23, 2007

 

                         Story and Photos by Kimball Livingston

Fortunately, the people in the French charter boat had so much trouble anchoring that they gave up and went away . . .

It was an unfortunate thing for them, I suppose, but


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BEYOND the Comfort Zone

by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2007
By Kimball Livingston, Senior Editor, West Coast

In junior sailing, Southern California's CISA clinic is an Everest to be climbed. The kids are drawn by top-flight coaching, and the coaches push them out of the comfort zone. It's not a one-man show, but one man has been the visionary. Of Tim Hogan, Chuck Sinks says, "Thousands of kids are sailing on his


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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