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


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


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


Ties That Bind

by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2007
Longtime European ropemaker Teufelberger recently partnered with Ronstan to distribute Teufelberger’s FSE Robline sailing ropes around the world. These ropes cover the full gamut of sailing needs, from all-around docking and mooring lines to state-of-the-art racing cords that have been proven on Volvo Ocean 70s, America’s Cuppers, and ORMA 60 tris. The company’s proprietary impregnation system is

Wind Powered

by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2007
Estesian Technologies’s new wireless anemometer achieves self-sufficiency via an internal brushless generator that requires only a small amount of wind for power. The device is compatible with standard potentiometer-based wind-direction sensors, allowing it to provide wind-direction measurements. It is accurate to +/-0.17 knot, has a range of 300 feet, and has both pulse and analog outputs; a

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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