SW September 2012 cover
A new American circuit for Class 40 sailors has the international doublehanded crowd’s full attention. The challenge will be to keep it.
By Tim Zimmerman, photos by Billy Black
Risk and Repercussions
Two thousand miles, one big storm, and 24 hours of knockdown, risk-it-all madness determined the winner of the Volvo Ocean Race.
By Dave Reed, with Bruce Gain
Demanding dramatic changes for the next Volvo Ocean Race, stakeholders ushered in a 65-foot one-design, bringing an end to the developmental edge of ocean racing’s pinnacle event.
From the Experts
Avoid laylines, keep your air clear, and be aggressive, says Stuart Walker in his soup-to-nuts debrief of weather mark approaches.
Steve Hunt simplifies your next race with 11 easy-to-remember tricks to get you starting well and staying fast.
Dick Rose explores the nuances of obstructions and marks when they’re elements of the starting line.
Ask Dr. Crash