Expert Advice Community sailing programs are going strong all across the U.S. This young man is learning about the quirks of installing rudders at a sailing camp in Sausalito, California. And did you know that there is an annual gathering for people who want to see more of this kind of outreach? The 2004 National Sailing Programs Symposium was impressive for the energy and enthusiasm of the participants and
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Charter

Autumn Bareboat Charter Specials

by Sail Staff, Posted June 16, 2004
Vacations Under SailNews and Information about CharteringHave a hankering for trade-wind sailing? Take advantage of milder sailing conditions in the Caribbean—to say nothing of reduced autumn charter rates. Call or check company Web sites for more details. Barefoot Yacht Charters (St. Vincent): 10 days for the price of 7; 20 percent
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Inshore Racing

A handicapper speaks

by Sail Staff, Posted June 4, 2004
By Bruce Bingman, Technical Chair for PHRF on the Chesapeake

I think the real issue is what kind of racing do sailors want. The problem is that different sailors want different kinds and different levels of racing, but usually there are not enough boats in any one group to be able to offer a specific class and/or start.

The USSAILING website offers information on "golf


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Boat Reviews

Remember the days when anchorages were filled with cruising boats in the 20-to-30-foot range and 40-footers were considered big? The Philippe Briand–designed Sun Odyssey 32 may be considered entry-level compared to the multitude of new 40-foot cruising boats—it’s the smallest cruising boat Jeanneau sells here in the States—but I found during a test sail on


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Boat Reviews

X-43

by Bill Springer, Posted June 3, 2004

There has been a proliferation of new racer/cruisers in the 40-foot range. Some builders have returned to the genre after focusing on more cruising-oriented designs, but the Danish builder X-Yachts has been consistently turning out strong, stylish, comfortable performance boats for 25 years. Drawing from this deep well of experience, Niels Jeppesen’s new X-43 was reported to


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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