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SAIL's Top 40 Sailors who Made a Difference

by Chip Lawson, Posted February 1, 2010
Put two or more sailors in a room and ask them for an opinion on any sailing-related topic, and before you know it you’ll have an argument. Ask a group of SAIL editors for a list of the most influential people in the sailing world and before you know it, you have a brawl.

As SAIL magazine marks its 40th anniversary, we decided to highlight the 40 sailors who’ve had the


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US Women Win Gold in Miami

by Sail Staff, Posted February 1, 2010
Any doubts about the strength of the U.S. women’s sailing team were put to rest this past week with the squad winning gold in no less three events at US Sailing’s 2010 Rolex Miami OCR regatta. The U.S. men’s team didn’t fare so well, failing to take gold in a single event, although Andy Horton and James Lyne took silver in the Star class.

In the Laser Radial class, Paige Railey won the


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The Match is On!

by Adam Cort, Posted February 1, 2010
Justice Shirley Kornreich of the New York Supreme Court has told the two syndicates competing in the 33rd America’s Cup that she will not hear any further arguments between now and the time the competition is scheduled to begin in February—in effect giving the final go-ahead for some actual racing.

In recent weeks, challenger BMW Oracle capped off years of legal wrangling by claiming that


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Digging Deep for MEXORC

by Meredith Laitos, Posted January 29, 2010
MEXORC has always been a moving target, and for 2010 it’s being redesigned yet again. This is your looking-ahead checkup, because there’s been a concern and maybe we can clear that up. But first—

The essential West-Coast-of-Mexico-biennial is now a featured component of the inaugural Regata Copa Mxico, intended to celebrate the country’s bicentennial and then build from there. Some pretty


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Cup Watch: an America’s Cup blog

by Sail Staff, Posted January 28, 2010

Brought to you by Kimball Livingston and the editors of SAIL

After years of legal wrangling, it appears there is finally going to be an America’s Cup between Team Alinghi, representing Switzerland’s Socit Nautique de Genve, and the challenger BMW Oracle Racing, representing San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club. The Swiss will be racing aboard a


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