Inshore Racing

Swiss seats

by David Schmidt, Posted May 14, 2009
Need to get up your mast in a hurry, but don’t have a rock-climbing harness or bosun’s chair handy? Luckily, a Swiss Seat, a jury-rigged harness, is your solution. You’ll only need about 15–20 feet of stout rope (sail ties work in a pinch, but you’ll need to sister a couple together to achieve the proper length).Start by folding the rope in half. Pass this bight in between your legs (from

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

Key West Race Week on a Budget

by Norm LeBlanc, Posted May 20, 2010
After years of talking about it, a group of members at the Palmer Cove Yacht Club in Salem, Massachusetts, finally decided we had to do Key West Race Week before we all got too old. The group included Joe Naroski, 66, John Burke, 71, Steve Kelley, 61, and me, now 64. We later brought in a young whippersnapper, Joe Grenier, 55. All of us have boats, but Naroski is the only serious racer.We

Ensign

by Adam Cort, Posted August 10, 2011
On August 14-18 the Canandaigua Yacht Club in upstate New York will be hosting a truly special regatta, the 50th National Ensign Championship. Around 45 boats are expected to attend; not bad for a full-keel racer-daysailer in this age of carbon fiber and bowsprits. Gary Jobson, president of US Sailing, will be a keynote speaker at the event.Designed by Carl Alberg, the Ensign was inducted
The International Sailing Federation has begun holding its women's skiff and mixed multihull evaluations for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition at the High Performance Sailing Centre, Santander, Spain.
U.S. Paralympic sailors Jen French and JP Creignou succeeded where the U.S. Olympic team fell short, winning silver in the SKUD-18 class at the 2012 Paralympic regatta in Weymouth, England.

12-Meter Team Building

by Sail Staff, Posted June 14, 2006
In sports, as in the workplace, success often depends on how a diverse group of people coalesce into a team. And there is nothing like sailing/racing with a group of colleagues aboard graceful 12 meters with historic pedigrees to get everyone pulling in the same direction. Competitive juices were flowing but the mood was friendly. The weather was gorgeous, and we smiled at the thought of a

Island Time

by Sail Staff, Posted May 15, 2008
By David SchmidtFew regattas dish up the trade winds, the big waves, and the international scene that can match Antigua Sailing Week. This year there may have been an extra infusion of Europeans, considering the high value of the euro in terms of U.S. dollars. What awaited them this year were conditions on the light side for this exposed flank of the Antilles, with average winds in

Young Wins Sixth Mallory

by Sail Staff, Posted September 21, 2008
Scott Young of the Austin Yacht Club, deep in the heart of Texas, scored an unprecedented sixth Mallory Cup win over the weekend on San Francisco Bay. With crew John Morran, Doug Kern, and Mike Haggerty, Young claimed the US Men's Sailing Championship with solid finishes in the fleet of 11 borrowed J/24s. Second was the Mobile, Alabama team of Ken Kleinschrodt, David Bolyard, Michael Mark, and

Zach Railey, Sunsail team up for 2012

by Sail Staff, Posted May 20, 2009
Zach Railey wasn't expected to win a medal for sailing in the Finn class at the 2008 Olympic games. However, with his skill and training, he managed to grab a silver medal at Qingdao and now plans to try for the 2012 event in Great Britain.Sunsail Sailing Vacations will team up with the 2008 US Sailing Sportsman of
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