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Joshua and Suhaili Together Again

Two great men of the sea, Britain’s Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and French hero Bernard Moitessier never met or communicated with each other during the …

Sailing

Pro racer Steve Hunt has learned from the best and shares the best of what he's learned.

The longer we race sailboats, the more we realize how true it is that we never stop learning. That’s what makes the sport so fascinating. I have …

Sailing

There's Power in a Sailboat Racer's Playbook

Part of my role as a pro sailor is helping others around me improve. My main goal when doing this is to make sure they are self-sufficient and don’t …

Sailing

City Growth and Culture Liven Up The NOOD Regatta Scene in St. Petersburg

It was way back in 1998 when the NOOD Regatta first rolled into St. Petersburg, Florida, a time now so long ago that most of us can hardly remember …

Sailing

Here's Why the Long Tack is a Winning Move for Sailors

“Are we on the long tack?”<p>I ask because our tactician is having a noticeably hard time figuring out what to do. “Uh … no,” our tactician responds. …

Sailing

Rambler First to Bermuda

Leaving most of the fleet far behind in light winds, George David’s <i>Rambler 88</i> crossed the finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse at 5:51:51 Eastern …

Volvo Ocean Race

Brunel’s Late Charge Sets Up a Three-Way Tie For Finale

Team Brunel has completed one of the great comebacks in sailing, setting up an epic final leg to The Hague next week in what will be the closest …

Sailing

2018 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago: Championship Sunday

Among the eleven class winners stood one above all: J/111 Kashmir, which earned the event’s overall title. The boat is co-owned by Steve Henderson, …

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2018 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago: Kashmir's Overall Win

Steve Henderson, Mike Mayer and Karl Brummel were partners in a J/105 many years ago, but when the J/111 came to the scene, they made the leap …

Sailing

2018 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago: Sunday Photos

In the fog and rain of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago, competitors closed the regatta with one high-pressure race.

Design

2018 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago: Sail trim Saturday

The 2018 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Chicago’s second day concluded with two teams tied atop the J/70 class. With one final day of racing on the …

Sailing

Inside the Classes: DragonForce 65

The racing season is short enough as it is in Chicago, especially those years when the spring thaw is agonizingly glacial and the fall cold snap …

Remote Controls

2018 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago: Saturday Images

The fog came and went on the second day of racing at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta after a morning weather delay, but once the starting signals got …

Design

2018 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago: Shaking out the Winter Rust on Day 1

Despite morning weather delays as lightning passed over Lake Michigan, crews competing in 11 classes completed two races during the first day of the …

Sailing

2018 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago: Friday Images

The 29th Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Chicago got underway after a delayed weather start with two races completed on all three circles. The wind …

Design

Inside the Classes: Beneteau 40.7

The turning point in David Hardy’s Beneteau First 40.7 sailing career came when Turning Point ’s previous owner offered him a sweetheart deal. Hardy, …

Sailing

How Ralf Steitz Earned A Five-Star Rank For His Command of the Sport of Sailing

Ralf Steitz, president of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Sailing Foundation, speaks his mind. His friends say it’s one of his most endearing qualities …

Sailing

A Thrill-Seeking Sailor Braves the Rapids of a Breached Nantucket Pond

<i>Excerpt from Second Wind, by Nathaniel Philbrick. Published by arrangement with Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright (c)</i> …

Penguin Random House

First Time Experiences of Iceboat Racing

I look to my left and then to my right and think, <i>I can outrun these guys</i>. I’m rocking the boat, carving channels in the ice so my runners don’t …

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Trimming Sails in Tandem

In the <i>Wildman</i> and <i>Samba Pa Ti</i> two-boat Melges 20 program, we spent many hours on the water tuning with each other. The hulls were identical, as were …

Sailing

Team Brunel Continues Late Charge to the VOR Podium

The Leg 9 results also mean a new team is at the top of the race leaderboard as Dongfeng Race Team, with a third-place finish, take overall race …

Sailing

How World Sailing's Classification Database Defines Professional Sailors and Amateurs

I recently came across a book I was given for my 10th birthday 58 years ago, <i>Successful Yacht Racing</i> by C. Stanley Ogilvy (W.W. Norton & Co., 1951). …

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A New Electronic Compass and Personal Floating Device To Add To Your Sailing Gear Box

It’s only a matter of time before all of the most stubborn one-design classes cave to allowing electronic compasses, at least those without GPS …

Yacht Racing

Speed From the Heart

The boats are (essentially) the same, the sails identical, and the boatspeed differences at the front of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet are now close …

Sailing

How Paradox Won the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 Race

I wake to the sound of wind battering the shutters and linger under the billowing white mosquito net. Listening to it howl outside the house stirs a …

How To Keep Your Sails In The Racing Shape

By rule, on a Farr 40, our new sails have to last an entire year. At one Farr 40 event, for example, we won the Mediterranean Circuit using a …

These Sailors Head to the Ice Deep Into the Offseason

Ed Schneider is a lifer in Taycheedah, Wisconsin. His playground is Lake Winnebago, and not only during the summer when the lake is nice and soft and …

An Interview with Patrizio Bertelli, Five-Time Challenger of The America's Cup

Patrizio Bertelli, the 71-year-old chief executive officer of Prada Group and husband to Miuccia Prada, has been associated with the America’s Cup …

DX900+ Electromagnetic Speed Sensor with Immediate Leeway Data

In performance sailing, a straight line is rarely an option. Maximizing boat speed and minimizing leeward travel is the difference between winning …

Australia's SuperFoiler Grand Prix is Designed for a New Generation of Stadium Sailing

I’m teetering on the edge of control, suspended on a trapeze wire, uncertain what will happen next. Every micro adjustment I make of the slippery …