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From Dinghies to Windsurfers

By Benjamin Cesare

From Dinghies to Windsurfers

by SOLVIG SAYRE If you want to start racing windsurfers, you have an advantage being a dinghy sailor. Racing dinghies and Techno-293s are almost the same on paper. We have the same governing bodies, rules (with a few exceptions), courses, and basic tactics. As a sailor, you know what sail position does, and because of the Techno-293’s mast track, the mast can be moved easily during a race. The biggest difference is probably the technique of working…

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Racing

Trials on the Transat

By Benjamin Cesare

Trials on the Transat

by Hannah Jenner & Rob Windsor Editor’s note: On December 11, Team 11th Hour Racing – Hannah Jenner of Shropshire, England and Rob Windsor of Centerport, NY – finished the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre. A doublehanded race for MOD70 and Multi 50 multihulls and IMOCA 60 and Class40 monohulls, the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) has a rhumbline course distance of 5,400 miles from La Havre, France to Itajai, Brazil. After a forestay failure forced them to return…

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Checking In

Pettit Hydrocoat Eco

By Benjamin Cesare

Pettit Hydrocoat Eco

Pettit Marine Paint has launched the latest product in their ablative Hydrocoat lineup, Hydrocoat Eco, which is already shattering the perceptions of what an antifouling paint can be. Hydrocoat Eco incorporates Pettit’s exclusive self-polishing, water-based, ablative technology with an organic biocide, Econea. Hydrocoat Eco can be applied with a brush, roller or spray, and cleanup is done with soap and water. The self-polishing paint film wears away with use, eliminating paint build up and the need for sanding. Hydrocoat…

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Checking In

Checking In… January/February 2014

By Benjamin Cesare

Checking In… January/February 2014

Mack Boring Moves to New Bedford Diesel Workshop for Women is March 15 & 16 Mack Boring & Parts Co., one of the nation’s largest distributors of marine and industrial diesel engines, marine transmissions and related powertrain products, has opened a new diesel sales and service facility in New Bedford, MA. As home to the largest commercial fishing fleet on the East Coast and convenient to a large number of industrial and recreational marine dealers, the New Bedford location…

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