Key West Race Week on a Budget

by Norm LeBlanc, Posted May 20, 2010
After years of talking about it, a group of members at the Palmer Cove Yacht Club in Salem, Massachusetts, finally decided we had to do Key West Race Week before we all got too old. The group included Joe Naroski, 66, John Burke, 71, Steve Kelley, 61, and me, now 64. We later brought in a young whippersnapper, Joe Grenier, 55. All of us have boats, but Naroski is the only serious racer.



Charlotte Harbor Rebound

by Sail Staff, Posted May 20, 2010
In 2004, SAIL named Charlotte Harbor, Florida, one of its top 10 places to sail. Two short months later, fierce 120-knot winds from Hurricane Charley destroyed many homes, boats and businesses in the area.

Now, five and a half years afterward, the mangroves have returned, and thanks to the community’s remarkable determination, Charlotte Harbor is becoming a better sailing destination than

The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (MCSC), perched on the shores of Lake Michigan, is celebrating the completion of a new 6,000 ft2 building that includes everything from expanded classroom facilities to indoor plumbing. Nice!

Founded in 1979, MCSC offers sailing classes for adults and sailing programs for at-risk kids. It maintains a fleet of about 75 boats, comprised of everything


Designers Gather to Discuss America’s Cup Class

by Rebecca Fenton, Posted May 20, 2010
A team of 19 designers recently met in Valencia, Spain, to begin working on a new decision rule for the 34th America’s Cup.

“The teams want a new boat. The fans deserve one too,” said Russell Coutts, four-time winner of the America’s Cup and CEO of BMW Oracle, winner of the 33rd Cup match. “It will not be a ‘defender’s boat.’ It will be the product of genuine discussion and


Wisconsin to Host College Nationals

by Sail Staff, Posted May 19, 2010
From May 28 to June 3, the University of Wisconsin at Madison will host the 2010 ICSA Spring Nationals, college sailing's pinnacle regatta. Over the course of 10 days, Lake Mendota will see fierce competition in three back-to-back events: women's racing, team racing and the collegiate co-ed championships.

400 sailors on 59 teams from 18 schools will participate, with hundreds more


Footage of the Race Leaders Rounding Cape Horn

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