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Fresh Blood & Family Ties
What keeps the Highlander class going after so many years is its generational loop. + Seven more enduring one-designs.
By Michael Lovett and Meredith Powlison
The Birth of Fast
From the fertile grounds of the Santa Cruz boatbuilding scene emerged a generation and culture of fast, fun designs.
By Jeremy Leonard
The Brilliance of Bethwaite
High-performance dinghy sailing wouldn’t be what it is today without the unquenchable curiosity of Frank Bethwaite.
By Jonathan McKee
Our sport is great, but far from perfect. What can we do about handicap racing, starting line challenges, participation, and sportsmanship? The discussion starts here.
By the Editors
With the arrival of its AC72, Emirates Team New Zealand gets to work.
Which of these 14 new raceboats will have what it takes to earn Boat of the Year status?
From the Experts
Your mast is a critical part of your speed package. Mike Ingham explores how to bend it correctly.
The proverbial path to competitive enlightenment is rife with challenges; Dr. Gavin Dagley addresses those of character and desire.
There have been plenty of rule updates over the years; Dick Rose looks back on the influential changes.
Trimmer Scott Norris shares his tips for working the asymmetric spinnaker.
Ask Dr. Crash