April 2007 TOC

From our current issue

FEATURESUp and OverThere were many hurdles along the way, but with 20 teams in attendance at 2007 Acura Key West Race Week the Melges 32 class finally solidified its one-design status.by Stuart StreuliSpecial: The Greatest Raceboat EverHigh performance dinghy sailing changed forever when the Laser arrived nearly 40 years ago, and today this simple 14-footer stands alone as the one-design with no equal.Introduction by Bruce Kirby, Stories by Dave Reed and Dick TillmanTECH REVIEWUsed BoatsLooking for a PHRF boat that won't break the bank? Check out these four gems.Boat ReviewThe Beneteau First 10R is a one-design, but is recent win at the PHRF Nationals confirms it's much more.Tech NewsWest System's new scale helps you mix your resin batches; reviews of Harken's Reflex Gloves and ICOM's floating VHFFROM THE EXPERTSBoatspeedTop-ranked Laser sailor Andrew Campell gives us the lowdown on the Laser's new controls.TacticsReview your options often, and stay with the fleet, says Stuart Walker-- especially in light winds.RulesDick Rose examines the implications of a few poorly configured racecourses.GRAND PRIXGrand PrixTechnology and development were rampant on last year's TP 52 Mediterranean circuit.LaunchesSjambok, Reichel/Pugh IRC 45According ToRegatta organizer Robbie FerronDEPARTMENTSEditor's LetterSailors' ForumStarting Line:With New Class, Railey is Far From Finn-ished, OCR Report, Advantage on the Line in Act 13, News from Valencia, Coutts, Cayard Launch Pro Circuit, Detroit Team Rocks Pineapple CupJobson ReportFinish LineContributorsAsk Dr. Crash