Capitalizing on the Family Plan



Amy Smith Linton

Sailboat racing ranks among a select few sports in which teaming up with family members can actually yield positive results. ("Family Double Dare" doesn't count.) For proof that racing with kin is the way to win, look no further than 2007 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Jeff Linton, who captured both the Lightning World Championship and Flying Scot North American Championship with his wife, Amy Smith, crewing.

In "Thicker Than Water," a feature story from the March issue of Sailing World, Chris Pastore profiles seven family teams who have found success racing together--the Moriartys, the McDonalds, the Coleman brothers, Tina and Trevor Baylis, the Backus sisters, Pease and Jay Glaser, and Trine and Paul Elvstrom.

Did we miss anyone? Do you know of another family team that's produced some impressive results? Or do you have an interesting story about sailing with members of your family?

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To read "Thicker Than Water," click here.