Inshore Racing Olympic sailing launched on a low note—the 1896 races in Greece were cancelled for lack of wind—but there have been many high points since. Olympic sailors have created a wonderful legacy. By way of example, we tip our hats to the great ...

Paul Elvström for the longest Olympic "moment" ever. It's been a show to watch, from the gritty determination that led him to


Into the Fire

by Sail Staff, Posted August 12, 2004
Despite some distractions—heat, security issues, the meltemi—the U.S. Sailing Team looks to increase its record medal count at the Olympic Games this month in AthensBy Josh AdamsThirty-year-old 49er sailor Tim Wadlow, a newcomer on the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, knows history is on his side. Since winning its first medals in 1932 (Star and 8-Meter), the U.S. team
Cruising Grounds The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association now runs a message board of updated information regarding the waterway. We have a link at the bottom of this story. Meanwhile, we have more good news ...

Are you a racer? A cruiser? Doesn't matter. If you transit the Eastern seaboard, you probably use the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, and the food news is that the great letter-writing


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
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


SAIL Magazine and the Boston Sailing Center come together to teach the rolling hitch, an essential sailing knot that is most often used to release an override on a winch

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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