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The sailors lucky enough to be present for the 2010 Key West Race Week witnessed a pretty quiet rum tent, with numbers down for the second year in a row in the IRC and PHRF fleets. When I mentioned how shocked I was to find there was no wait for the free Heinekens, a Savasana crewmember explained, “It’s because all the racers are pros. They don’t want to drink; they want to go home and sleep.
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Riding a BIG Whirlwind

by Peter Nielsen, Posted February 25, 2010
Like a Tornado on steroids, the all-carbon-fiber Extreme 40 catamaran weighs virtually nothing and goes in a matter of seconds from merely scarily fast to oh-my-god-we’re-going-over.

Americans got a taste of them a couple of years ago when the Extreme fleet put on a barnstorming sailing exhibition during the Baltimore stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Imagine the same kind of


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The America's Cup Comes Home

by Adam Cort, Posted February 23, 2010
The America’s Cup is back in the United States. The oldest trophy in international sports arrived in San Francisco late last week, following BMW Oracle’s win over Alinghi in two straight races in Valencia, Spain.

The trophy flew first class from Valencia, accompanied by members of the BMW Oracle racing team, for a “victory tour” in the United States.

After touching down last Friday in


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Volvo Sets Route for 2011-12

by Adam Cort, Posted February 23, 2010
The course for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race, due to start from Alicante in Spain in the autumn of 2011, is now set and the first port of call will be Cape Town, South Africa, making its eighth appearance as host to this premier ocean race.

This marks the beginning of the port announcement process for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Organizers will reveal the rest of the course around the


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Some Final Thoughts from Valencia

by Ian Campbell, Posted February 19, 2010
Like many others who had been closely involved with a team that competed in the 32nd America’s Cup in Valencia in 2007, I returned to the Spanish city to watch the 33rd Cup match, this time as an outside observer. At SAIL’s request I had run some Velocity Prediction Programs (VPPs) on both boats and the FULL STORY
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