In This Issue: July/August 2011

How the America's Cup is moving into the digital age, the success of the Melges 20 class and much more.

Sailing World

August 2011 Cover

Features:

Hard Wired
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

Highly Combustible
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

Tech Review:

The MOD Squad
The languishing ocean-racing multihull scene gets a jumpstart with a new 70-foot one-design tri.

Electronics
A new company aims to solve the little mysteries of tidal flow.

Gear Box
Sperry Top-Sider's Son-R Booties. Wot-tac's tactical hand tool.

From the Experts:

Technique
A constant angle of heel is important, says Mike Ingham, and it all starts with a balanced helm.

Fundamentals
Steve Hunt has the essentials of a low-risk downwind leg.

Strategy
Dr. Gavin Dagley explains the nuances of light air--there's more to it than you think.

Rules
Beth tries to "shut the door," on Carl at a leeward-mark rounding. Dick Rose says, "Not so fast."

Columns

Editor's Letter

Contributors

Sailor's Forum

Starting Line

Jobson Report

Gaining Bearing

Special Report

Ask Dr. Crash