Years ago, I spoke with a young naval architect who was critical of J/Boats, because of the fact that all their boats tended to look the same. The only way to tell them apart, he said, was by counting the portlights in the cabintrunk.
Oracle USA and skipper Jim Spithill not only did the “impossible” in successfully defending the America’s Cup, but in the end they almost made it look easy —a feat that is all the more incredible given how far the team came in so little time.
Meanwhile, over in Falmouth, England, no less than 11 wing-sailed catamarans are taking to the air in the International C class Catamaran Championship regatta—or “Little America’s Cup,” as it’s more commonly known.
Hometown favorites Taylor Canfield and his USone team notched their first win of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour in dramatic fashion, coming from behind to defeat Australia’s Black Swan Racing team in the Chicago Match Cup.
Sta-lok’s new stemball self-fit terminals are stronger than wire, easy to install using simple hand tools, and are compatible with 1x19, 7x19 or compacted-strand wire shrouds measuring 7/32in to 3/8in in diameter.
Hydrocoat Eco is the latest iteration of Pettit Paint’s multi-season ablative antifouling line and combines a proprietary self-polishing, water-based ablative coating with the organic metal-free biocide Econea to inhibit slime and improve antifouling performance.