August 2011 Cover
Stakeholders of the 34th America’s Cup are going all out to bring the oldest sporting competition into the digital age.
By Keith Taylor, Photos by Gilles Martin-Raget
Luxury from Scratch
On the island of St. Barths, which caters to jet-set and Hollywood types, racing sailors are having no problem blending in with the newest Caribbean regatta.
By Angus Phillips
With its efficient, professional class organization and high-speed sportboat appeal, the Melges 20 class has finally ignited.
By Dave Reed, Photos by Billy Black
The MOD Squad
The languishing ocean-racing multihull scene gets a jumpstart with a new 70-foot one-design tri.
A new company aims to solve the little mysteries of tidal flow.
Sperry Top-Sider’s Son-R Booties. Wot-tac’s tactical hand tool.
From the Experts:
A constant angle of heel is important, says Mike Ingham, and it all starts with a balanced helm.
Steve Hunt has the essentials of a low-risk downwind leg.
Dr. Gavin Dagley explains the nuances of light air–there’s more to it than you think.
Beth tries to “shut the door,” on Carl at a leeward-mark rounding. Dick Rose says, “Not so fast.”
Ask Dr. Crash