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by Sail Staff, Posted October 12, 2005



by Sail Staff, Posted October 11, 2005
It's a regatta that has been around for decades, but since the Storm Trysail Club took it over, the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta has grown from a fleet of 9 boats in 2001 to 35 boats in 2005 while cranking up enthusiasm from both the sailors and the skippers who loan out their boats. Thanks to the Larchmont Yacht Club and sponsors led by Prestige Toyota and UK-Halsey Sailmakers, there was

Topsy-turvy in Trapani

by Sail Staff, Posted October 4, 2005

Even America’s Cup purists longing for Thames St. ambiance, skirts on keels, and national crews would have loved this one. The final day of Act 8 in Trapani, Sicily, was anything but predictable. Tacticians went from heroes to zeroes in a single shift. Rock-solid teams, like the sailors on Alinghi intending to protect their sterling match-racing record and win

Boat Reviews

Dufour 455

by James Jermain, Posted September 23, 2005

Forty years ago Michel Dufour dragged boatbuilding into the industrial age by being one of the first to design boats specifically for production building methods. The company came out of some recent financial troubles and launched a “new era” in 2003. Since then two parallel but carefully matched lines of cruising boats have been introduced.

One is a group of performance

Boat Reviews

Corsair Sprint 750

by Bill Springer, Posted September 23, 2005
The new Corsair Sprint 750 represents a high-octane evolution of the successful Corsair 24. Its length and overall profile are similar to the 24’s, but over 100 pounds have been trimmed from the hull and the cockpit has been lengthened at the expense of some interior volume in the cuddy cabin. The cabin has a small double bunk and a place to put an optional porta-potty, but accommodations space

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid on his Second VOR

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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