Note from Athens

by Sail Staff, Posted August 5, 2004
Ventura, California, sailor Kevin Hall has been in Athens since June, preparing to race in the Finn class at the Olympic Regatta. The first race for Finns is on August 14. After competing in the 2002 Louis Vuitton Cup as OneWorld Challenge's navigator, Hall started training in the Finn less than a year before the Olympic Trials. He rose to the top of the class in short order, and this month we'll
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Sails and Rigging

Anchoring Principles

by Jim Hancock, Posted July 20, 2004
In the July issue of SAIL we published Jim Hancock's Scope for Improvement?" in which the author argues that the traditional anchoring rules of thumb may need revision. More scope is almost always better, unless you don't have the room to swing, or the bottom is foul.

There's more to know, however, and this is where Hancock lays out the facts surrounding the catenary curve, as we


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Boat Reviews

Stellar 53

by Sail Staff, Posted July 20, 2004
Sparkman & Stephens has a reputation that other design firms would kill for. The list of classic S&S boats reads like a who's who of notable designs of the twentieth century. With the new Stellar 53, S&S carries the tradition into the twenty-first century. Built in New Zealand, the hull features a fine entry, moderate overhangs, and a raised-saloon layout that should serve for speedy and
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Boat Reviews

Moorings 4000

by Sail Staff, Posted July 20, 2004
The Moorings's collaboration with American multihull designers Morelli & Melvin and the South African builder Robertson & Caine has resulted in the Moorings 4000 40-foot catamaran. As you would expect from The Moorings, it's an ultra-spacious cruising cat that is available for charter placement as well as via private sales. The large hardtop-protected cockpit features an outside dining area and
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Boat Reviews

Wauquiez Centurion 40S

by Sail Staff, Posted July 20, 2004
There's a new generation of 40-somethings designed to appeal to other 40-somethings. I refer, of course, to the group of 40-foot cruiser-racers aimed at folks who are not over the hill but have passed the hair-shirt-racer stage of life. The Wauquiez Centurion 40s is a nice example of this type, with attractive, comfortable accommodations ensconced in a fast, handsome hull powered by a big,
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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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