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Ready for the Weather Gate?

by Sail Staff, Posted July 9, 2008
By Jeff Zarwell
National Race Officer
RegattaPRO: jzarwell@regattapro.com

Going into my first windward-gate regatta as a race officer, I anticipated increased mark-set responsibilities and a need for experienced hands to pull off the initial set and then to maintain a four-buoy weather-mark configuration.

I was right.

However, the benefits of the windward


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The Heat in the Cold

by Sail Staff, Posted July 2, 2008
It's one thing to talk about who won the 2008 US Youth Sailing Championship, but the most meaningful words I heard out of that regatta came from a coach, Jen Glass. She's a veteran of the whole process, and Jen said, "The best friends I have now came out of sailing these regattas."

Who would have thought?

Emotional moments. Adventure experiences. New, far-away places. Riding the ups


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Crunch Time at the Youth Nationals

by Sail Staff, Posted June 30, 2008
By Kimball Livingston

Whatever happens in Tuesday's final races for the US Youth Sailing Championship on San Francisco Bay, the action in the Club 420 comes down to two boats.

Look at Tyler Sinks/Briana Provancha leading by one point after two of three race days, and Joseph Morris/Justin Doane hot on the trail. Scores by


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Hardesty Wins Etchells Worlds

by Sail Staff, Posted June 28, 2008
New world champions were crowned in the Etchells class over the weekend, with the completion of racing on Lake Michigan out of Chicago Yacht Club. Here is a report from the race organizers:

Bill Hardesty, Erik Shampain, Steve Hunt, and Jennifer Wilson of San Diego, California take their first Etchells World Championship title after ending the regatta with a strong 12th place finish


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Dry-Ice Boat Cometh

by Sail Staff, Posted June 27, 2008

Amidst clouds of a very corporate-looking dry ice bonanza, Ericsson yesterday unveiled their second new Volvo Open 70. The new stead, designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian and built by Killian Bushe and his team in Ericsson headquarters, Kista, Stockholm, Sweden, is the fourth Volvo Open 70 penned by the brilliant Argentinean designer. As the team’s press release pointed out, the day was


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