Inshore Racing

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.
Olympic sailing launched on a low note—the 1896 races in Greece were cancelled for lack of wind—but there have been many high points since. Olympic sailors have created a wonderful legacy. By way of example, we tip our hats to the great ...Paul Elvström for the longest Olympic "moment" ever. It's been a show to watch, from the gritty determination that led him to

Bright Star

by David Schmidt, Posted April 18, 2008
Simply put, one-design racing doesn’t get more competitive than the venerable Star class. Take this year’s Worlds, held Miami, Florida. 104 Star boats from around the world arrived to battle for the title of the world’s best Star sailor, including names as big as Hamish Pepper, Robert Scheidt, and Mark Mendelblatt, but ultimately it was the Polish duo of Mateusz Kusznierewicz

Rolex Day 4 BBS

by Sail Staff, Posted September 14, 2008
September 15, 2008There’s a saying in sailboat racing that if there’s wind, then everyone is happy. It’s safe to say that the competitors in the Rolex Big Boat Series were ecstatic with today’s conditions of 8-10 knots in the morning, building to 15+ knots by early afternoon for the regatta’s final race – known as the Bay Tour. The St. Francis Yacht Club (StFYC) Race Committee sent the 10

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

Riding a BIG Whirlwind

by Peter Nielsen, Posted February 25, 2010
Like a Tornado on steroids, the all-carbon-fiber Extreme 40 catamaran weighs virtually nothing and goes in a matter of seconds from merely scarily fast to oh-my-god-we’re-going-over.Americans got a taste of them a couple of years ago when the Extreme fleet put on a barnstorming sailing exhibition during the Baltimore stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race.Imagine the same kind of

NYYC Presents Invitational Teams

by Rebecca Fenton, Posted May 25, 2010
The New York Yacht Club has finalized the list of yacht clubs it plans to invite to the second running of its biennial Invitational Cup, scheduled for September 10-17, 2011. In all, the club will include 19 teams from 14 nations in the event. In addition to the NYYC team, there will be three other U.S. teams. These three teams will be selected based on their performance at a qualifying regatta

Panerai Corinthian Classic Celebrates Vintage Yachts

by Sarah Eberspacher, Posted August 15, 2011
***Check out even more photos in our Panerai Corinthian Classic Photo Gallery***When Ted Hood steps away from a two-year racing hiatus to take part in a regatta aboard his own boat, Sea Robin, you know the boats must be pretty sweet. And I’m not talking America’s Cup-style sweet, though you can
The European Sailing Federation (Eurosaf) is reviving the old Eurolymp Sailing Circuit—which ran between 1975 and 2004—to compensate for ISAF's decision to drop the number of European stops in its Sailing World Cup series

Match Racing Grows in the U.S.

by Adam Cort, Posted November 14, 2012
With the increased emphasis on “extreme” racing featuring carbon-fiber cats, gigantic ocean-going multihulls and turbocharged skiffs, many might consider the idea of an inshore displacement monohull pro circuit to be a nonstarter. 
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