October 2008


September 22, 2008


A Tale of Two Medals
As these two U.S. sailors proved, there was more than one path to the podium at the 2008 Olympic Regatta in Qingdao.
by Stuart Streuli

The Pink Pony Express
This summer’s 100th running of the Chicago to Mackinac Race proves it only takes one taste to start a healthy, life-long addiction.
by Dave Reed


Possessed By the Speedo
Driving the Volvo 70 to its absolute is maniacal. Those behind the wheel in this year’s Volvo Race will need all the necessary traits.
by Dave Reed

Tech Review

New Boat Showcase
It’s that time of year to bring you to the showroom floor, and we promise you’ll like what you see for 2009.


Gear Review
There’s hope yet for your hiking style with any one of these new hiking pant offerings.

Tech News
Finally, someone’s come up with a better crash pad.

From the Experts


Starts, marks, and gates are the best places to take control of your race. Terry Hutchinson gets you on the offensive.

Feeling as if you’ve got too many sails with too many adjustments? Bill Draheim boils it all down to a 20-point cheat sheet.

This unusual port-starboard incident had one reader scratching his head. Dick Rose gives clarity.


Grand Prix
Lolita’s Way
For well-known Swan campaigner Frank Savage, the lessons and rewards in sailing, business, and life are one and the same.

Grand Prix Launches
Simonis/Voogde, Dehler 60


Editor’s Letter
Sailor’s Forum
Starting Line
Jobson Report
Finish Line
Ask Dr. Crash


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