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Are You Scared?

by Kimball Livingston, Posted February 5, 2010
Ah, Valencia, city of Calatrava.

City of Festivals.

Birthplace of paella.

Home to America's Cup 33.

The announced plans for Saturday included an Owner's Press Conference conference with the two major players in the same room—Ernesto Bertarelli the Defender and Larry Ellison the Challenger—which sounded like a photo op for a wide lens. Better make that a


That's Gotta Hurt

by MacDuff Perkins, Posted February 4, 2010
In between the America's Cup dramatics and the fiendish longing for VOR coverage, the Extreme Sailing Series in Asia offers some of the most exciting racing coverage on the internet. Racing Extreme 40s, a tricked out relative of the Olympic Class Tornadoes, crews of five have been bringing the boats through Singapore, Hong Kong, and finally Oman. On Day 4, in winds reaching 20kts, Team Red Bull

First Warning

by Kimball Livingston, Posted February 2, 2010
Everybody’s asking, will it happen? It has to happen.

America’s Cup 33.

Race One. Monday, February 8.

First Warning 1000 local time Valencia.

Even if mutual consent should erupt, and we see no signs of that, don’t figure it would extend to delaying a match that now has Consorcio Valencia trumpeting the millions


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


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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