In this Issue: March 2011

Terry Hutchinson holds court in our feature section along with J/80s, RC 44s, and Formula 18s.

March 2, 2011
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Sailing World



Convergent Courses

There are as many paths to a world championship regatta as there are competitors. Some routes are more scenic than others.
by Stuart Streuli


The Driver

In the heat of competition, Terry Hutchinson’s emotions are firing on all cylinders, but that’s to be expected of a sailor so driven to win.
by Angus Philips** **

The Right Formula


With a blend of controlled development and coed sailing, the Formula 18 class has become the darling of the beach cat sailing scene.
by Bob Merrick, Photos by Geoff Sobering** **

South Beach Sandbox

The RC44** Class brings its act to Miami to show American sailors what European-style, plug-and-play pro-am racing is all bout.
By Stephen Orsini


**Tech Review

Following a fast-pace wing and platform development, the AC45 catamaran is sailing, and quickly at that.

Gear Box
Tacktick ups the wireless-instrument ante with its Maxi displays, and Lewmar brings out its new block adn traveler offerings


From the Experts

Dave Perry gives us four winning match-race moves to try in your next fleet race.

The essence of a good race and the ability to make decisions on the fly, says Steve Hunt, is having a pre-start plan.

Winner’s Debrief
Melges 32 adn Melges 24 world champ Federico Michetti explains how to keep your team’s eye on the prize.

A new ISAF case and US SAILING appeal provide further clarity to mark-rounding situations. Dick Rose is on the case.


Editor’s Letter
Sailor’s Forum
Starting Line
Jobson Report
Gaining Bearing
Ask Dr. Crash


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