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In this Issue: May 2012

Take your racing offshore with a faster sail inventory and Isler's coastal playbook.

April 10, 2012
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Sailing World

Sailing World May 2012

On the Cover: Rives Potts’ McCurdy & Rhodes 48-footer Carina completes its tour of iconic ocean races with a golden passage from Sydney, Australia to Hobart. Daniel Forster/rolex

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Features:
Sweet Misery
What torments one sailor during a character-building race to Key West ultimately makes him want it more.
By Stuart Streuli

Spliced Passages
Two twenty-something sailors and their mates connect three iconic offshore races and thousands of bluewater miles between.
By Walker Potts and Rives Sutherland

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Tech Review:
Offshore Gear
Some offshore races now require a safety knife be worn by each crewmember; here’s our guide to what may be your most basic safety tool.

From the Experts:
Boatspeed
Get down the track faster with the right offshore sail inventory.

Winner’s Debrief
Boat captain Brendan Darrer shares the secrets of Rán’s distance-racing supremacy.

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Strategy
Peter Isler delivers the strategic essentials from his coastal-race playbook.

Rules
The racing rules rarely come into play in distance races, but there are still plenty to play by.

Columns:
Editor’s Letter
Contributors
Sailors’ Forum
Starting Line
Jobson Report
Ask Dr. Crash

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