Volvo Ocean Race   Block Island Race Week 2015

The Xp 44 is the latest performance racer/cruiser from X-Yachts of Denmark. X-Yachts have utilized the latest techniques in design and construction to create Sailing World’s “2014 Boat of the Year” and one of SAIL’s “Best Boats 2014.” The latest vacuum-infused epoxy E-glass process and a carbon keel grill reduce displacement significantly while...
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By John K. Fulweiler In a yesteryear, I learned to pirouette an overpowered single screw like nobody’s business. I graduated to twin screws, where with clutch and throttle I’d parallel park towering sportfish hulls in spaces so tight owners would smudge the brightwork with sweaty palms. There’s nothing with an...
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The first part of Larchmont Yacht Club’s 89thth Junior Race Week, with 400 sailors from around the East Coast participating, is now in the books. For the first two days of sailing in light to moderate winds, sailors competed on three circles consisting of Lasers, 420s, and Pixels. Photo courtesy...
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From a series of email racing tips from J World, The Performance Sailing School When is it better to play the shifts versus going for stronger wind? To answer questions like these, it’s helpful to know how much you’ll gain in a shift. If you can quantify your decisions, they are often...
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The Extraordinary and Distressing Memoir That Inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick By Owen Chase Introduction by Gilbert King, winner of the Pulitzer Prize Published by Zenith Press   224 pages   printed laminated cover   $35 Reviewed by Larry Kelly Many will be familiar with this account of a whale attacking and sinking the...
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Race the Cape