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Letters: Slide Job!

By Chris Szepessy

Letters: Slide Job!

Slide Job! When looking at trimaran sites, I found your article on small tris. I didn’t notice any of Kurt Hughes’ designs there, but there may have been. I mention this because I have an 8.5 metre tri which uses the offset sliding beam idea that Hughes uses (he designed 19- and 31-foot tris with ‘sliding arms’) and it works well, bearing in mind that most people don’t fold (or slide) their boats very often. Cheers, Brian…

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Letters: Optis, Options and Opinions

By Chris Szepessy

Letters: Optis, Options and Opinions

Editor’s note: Whitney Connor Peterson’s excellent article in our January/February issue (“Offering Options: There’s More to Junior Sailing than Optis and a Race to the Top”) continues to generate replies from around the sailing world. The letters below were posted to “Feedback” at windcheckmagazine.com. This is the norm that hurts the sport. I am a hardcore pre-1989 racer, and starting with racing hurts. I have run multiple programs, and focus on Fun second, only limited by Safety….

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Plus One’s a Win-Win

By Chris Szepessy

Plus One’s a Win-Win

I thought Adam Loory’s article (Teaching Old Sailors New Tricks; January/February 2019) regarding the concept of “Plus One” crew formats was great. I think the idea is fantastic. Brooks Ritchey, via email Brooks – Plus One (or Plus 1) is indeed a fantastic idea! As you know, Adam conceived this new shorthanded racing class as a solution to the problem of getting enough crew…and to make big boat racing fun again. In Adam’s words, “It also could…

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More Opti-cogitation

By Chris Szepessy

Editor’s note: We’re still getting lots of feedback on the Publisher’s Log in our September issue, “Resume Hand Wringing!”, in which Ben Cesare opined, “I think we need a better tool [than the Optimist] for the job [of teaching kids to sail].” Across two junior sailors I never had issue with the [Optimist]. I honestly think it’s a great class, but again, I’m a focus group of one. At a beginner’s level, say a 9-year-old, you can simplify…

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Eight Bells: Captain Henry E. Marx

By Chris Gill

Eight Bells: Captain Henry E. Marx

Captain Henry E. Marx, Master Mariner and founder of Landfall in Stamford, CT, crossed the bar on June 28, 2018. A lifelong mariner, Capt. Marx saw service in the U.S. Navy and the Norwegian Merchant Marine, and delivered yachts along the East and West Coasts for over 20 years. He acquired Landfall Navigation, the marine navigation and safety equipment chandlery, in 1982.

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A Visit from “Goldie”

By Chris Szepessy

A Visit from “Goldie”

My husband John and I were making the run from Isles of Shoals to Provincetown, heading back to our homeport of Rowayton, Connecticut after spending a month in Maine. Both of us were a bit wistful that our cruise was coming to an end, but we were enjoying a lovely day in August, about 10 miles offshore, with no other boats in sight. There was no wind, so we were motoring along at about 7 knots on our Cambria 46 Starlight. (Fun fact, her first owner was Christopher Reeve, who had her built in 1989 and named her Sea Angel.)

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