January 2007 Table of Contents

From our January 2007 issue

FEATURES2007 Boat of the Year AwarsOur winners deliver on their performance as expected, and we're certain the Esse 850, Salona 37, Opoen 5.70, Corsair Sprint 750, and X-35 One Design will peg your fun meter, too.by Chuck Allen, Alan Andrews, Meade Gougeon, Tony BessingerThe Relentless SoCal FlyboySomeone forgot to tell Howie Hamlin the conventional wisdom of sailing boats with an LOA no less than one's age. Or maybe he was moving too fast to listen.by Rich Roberts Worth the Price of AdmissionFor 38 Farr 40 teams, competing in sailing's most competitive big-boat world championship never gets old-- it only gets tougher.by Herb McCormickTECK REVIEWUpgradesConsider where you sail before choosing your next bottom paint.Tech NewsNew gear from Lewmar, Robline, Gill, Slam, and Schaefer, Plus, SW's first impressions of the Club Swan 42.FROM THE EXPERTSStrategyA cloud can bring wind or take it away; Mark Rudiger explains how to be on the receiving end.Winner's DebriefAlan Field, Championship of ChampionsTacticsScott Ikle helps us devise our game plan for the final beatRulesDick Rose walks us through the complications of one leeward mark pile-up.GRAND PRIXRolex Swan CupSwan owners and crews simply cannot resist Sardinia's spectacular scenery, nor its hazard-strewn racetrack.LaunchesBeneteau First 50According ToNew York YC's David ElwellREGULAR DEPARTMENTSEditor's LetterSailors' ForumStarting LineLight-Air Trials Expected, and Desired, Pre-Trial Results, Ainslie Takes One For the Team, On Target in Valencia, Ericson, Kostecki Will Try Again, Stained Sail Strong Enough for Zephyr, New Changes at US SailingJobson ReportFor the RecordFinish LineContributorsAsk Dr. Crask