March 2009

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Features

Extremely Balanced
The ishares Extreme 40 series is delivering speedway-style thrulls and spills, and putting pro catamaran racing on the world stage.
By Sebastien Destremau

Off the Beach Again
To commemorate the birth of their beloved beach cat, Hobie Cat fanatics , and the men responsible for it all, assembled in California for one unforgettable party.
by Matt Bounds

In a League of Their Own
A tight-knit posse of multihull sailors are marching to their own beat on the Great Lakes, and others are joining in step.
by Herb McCormick

Tech Review

Sail Tech
Dobbs Davis checks in with top sailmakers to get their tips on managing your racing inventory

Boat Review
The Jeanneau Sun FaSt 3200 is a shorthanded sailor's ideal ride.

Rig Tech
There are a lot of line choices, says pro reigger Alex Wadson, but what you really need is the core.

Tech News
The Weta might have the good to get you hooked on multihulls.

From the Experts

Technique
Tom Burnham gives us his A-plus techniques for A-sail drops.

Boatspeed
How fast was your headsail change? Likely not fast enough. Andrew Kerr's tips will make your next one rapid.

Rules
Dick Rose delves into the nuances of the new Rule 18.

Grand Prix
Pacific Hights and Los
Get on board the big cat Gitana 13 as it annihilates a transpacific crossing record.

Launches
Banque Populaire V, VPLP 131

Columns

Editor's Letter
Sailor's Forum
Starting Line
Jobson Report
Contributers
Ask Dr. Crash