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Day Two at the Rolex Big Boat Series

by Sail Staff, Posted September 13, 2008
September 12, 2008

Although the grey fogged-over conditions around the St. Francis Yacht Club seemed to deter spectators from gathering along the shore, building 10-15 knot breezes on San Francisco Bay were the only thing on the minds of competitors in the 111-boat fleet racing in the Rolex Big Boat Series. Principal Race Officers Kevin Reeds (Annapolis, MD) and Jim Taylor (San Francisco)


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Solos

by Kimball Livingston, Posted September 12, 2008
Thirty years after the first Singlehanded Transpacific Race, there’s a grassroots, run-what-you-brung, let’s-celebrate-life spirit still thriving in West Coast shorthanded sailing. You won’t find any French celebrity sailors with million-euro budgets. Nobody’s out to beat the world; they’re out to beat their friends. But if you’re thinking pushover, you haven’t met those friends. Let’s pick just
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Winning Bronze and Gold at the Paralympics

by Sail Staff, Posted September 12, 2008
Qingdao, China
As released by US Sailing over the weekend:


2.4 mR sailor John Ruf (Pewaukee, Wis.) added a Bronze Medal to the U.S. Paralympic Team’s medal count today, joining Gold Medalists Nick Scandone (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Maureen McKinnon-Tucker (Marblehead, Mass.) on the podium at the 2008 Paralympic Regatta. Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Tim Angle


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Wilderness Sailing

by Sail Staff, Posted September 10, 2008
"Grip the wheel a little tighter when you approach those swirls," offers Sudie Henson, co-skipper of the Tripp 47 Navitae Juvenis, as we near a zone of confused, fast-moving water. The bow pierces a swirl, and the wheel heaves from side to side.I grip harder and the helm settles down. As we skirt the shoreline, Navitae's rig is dwarfed by British Columbia's mainland
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Every Card a Wild Card

by Sail Staff, Posted September 10, 2008
By Kimball Livingston

Larry Ellison's would-be America's Cup challenger has been launched, and it's a monster—90 feet long and 90 feet wide and rocket-fast as a giant racing trimaran should be—leaving one question, which only a New York court can answer: Is this a bridge to nowhere?

Impressive, regardless, and probably a bit scary at times.

We


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