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Ericcson 4 wins in-port race at Qingdao

by Sail Staff, Posted February 11, 2009
Here's a look at the in-port racing action that took place during the Volvo Ocean Race's stopover in Qingdao, China. Photos courtesy of Oskar Kihlborg/Ericsson Racing Team:



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US SAILING recently announced that their 2012 Olympians will be sailing in style. They’ve teamed up with Atlantis WeatherGear, who has agreed to create a new line of on- and offshore garb for the 66 Olympic and Paralympic sailors of US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. These elite athletes will be vying for Olympic medals in Weymouth, UK in 2012.

Both Atlantis WeatherGear and US SAILING are


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Bahamas Sloop Winds

by Sail Staff, Posted February 5, 2009
Northeast trades: 25 knots, gusting 30. The quarter-wake hissing.

My 29-year-old son, Noah, and I had just shaken out the reef in the mainsail on our little Bahamas sloop and fallen off onto a reach in the lee of Great Guana Cay when we saw the old salt.

Screaming out of the settlement’s harbor, he held the tiller of a sky-blue sailing skiff with a casual at-homeness I have seen only


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It says something about sailing’s prospects as a sport that 2008 left us with three round-the-world races under way at the same time. As we look to nail down just what that means, do keep your thumbs clear of the hammer.

Certainly sailboat racing is as incoherent as ever in its public face. Hard-core fans have no trouble, or not so much, separating a crewed circumnavigation (the


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2009 O’pen BIC “Un-Regatta” Mid Winters

by Sail Staff, Posted February 5, 2009
SAIL Magazine editor David Schmidt says, “The boats may be small but the smiles were huge at the Alex Caviglia Bluewater Classic, aka “The Un-Regatta” in Miami, where the juniors competed in Open Bics. (Hint to other juniors – Open Bic’s make for perfect dive platforms.) Now why didn’t they have these things when I was a junior sailor?”

Thanks to James Daley for the


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