April 2010

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Features

Silver Linings
That there were far fewer entries didn't matter for these five teams, for each of them got what they came for at Key West Race Week. And when it came down to it, all of them were looking for a little something different.
By Michael Lovett

AC Highs & Lows
The no-holds-barred 33rd America's Cup featured two of the world's wealthiest individuals, two very talented teams, and two remarkable boats. The result was memorable, for many of the right, and many of the wrong, reasons.
By Stuart Streuli

Tech Review

Sail Tech
Your team's ability to quickly repair a critical sail could make or break your next offshore race. Veteran sailmaker Justin Ferris gives us the know-how to keep the inventory working

Boat Review
With each new year, the sportboat gets redefined: this year the French-built K650 keeps the ball rolling.

From the Experts

Technique
For those times when you need to exit, stage left, from the weather mark, there's the "Sambuca" Tony Rey has your step-by-step guide.

Fundamentals
Watching fleets that start before you will reveal what's coming down the racecourse.

Boatspeed
Kinetics get such a bad rap, but that's only because they're misunderstood. Olympic dinghy coach Skip Whyte gives us the low-down on good kinetics

Rules
These dimple diagrams will help your race committee clarify whether their starting line is restricted or not.

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