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Juniors

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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Publisher's Log

Time Well Spent

By Chris Gill

Time Well Spent

We all want to be on the water as much as possible, and when we’re not, many of us gather to talk about being on the water…One of the best ways I know for keeping my sailing skills sharp during the off season is to attend a seminar, workshop or presentation on a sailing- related subject. From basic sailing to coastal cruising to offshore racing and weather routing, there is a seminar for every sailor. Additionally, workshops that…

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Cruising

Selecting the Right Marine Canvas

By Benjamin Cesare

Selecting the Right Marine Canvas

by Leslie Ingwall As with most other custom and consumable goods that you buy, you should consider what you are trying to achieve when determining your boat’s canvas needs. Are you looking for function or fashion? When it comes to canvas, the majority of boat owners want both function and fashion because they want their boat to display clean lines and they want to maximize their boat’s usable deck space. When making choices on marine canvas, whether…

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Racing

The Land of Opportunity

By Benjamin Cesare

The Land of Opportunity

by Bill Gladstone It happens, even to the best of racers. You find yourself at the tail end of the fleet. Who knows how you got there – a third row start, a miserable first beat, a big shift, a boat handling disaster. I will not dwell on the ways to fall behind; at that, it seems, we are all uniquely qualified. The Most Important Race So, you’re back in the pack. Now what? Before getting into…

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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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