September 2007 Table of Contents

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FEATURESThe Endgame in ValenciaMistakes aside, Emirates Team New Zealand made Alinghi work for its America's Cup defense, but in the end, the Swiss squad had the better moves.by Stuart StreuliFive Degrees of SeparationAntigua Sailing Week pulled its act together to regain its legendary status, and this correspondent was on hand to witness its return.by Herb McCormickStill Flying at FiftyAt the Flying Scot's golden anniversary regatta it was obvious Sandy Douglass' extended family continues to grow.Photos and words by JH PetersonTECH REVIEWBoat ReviewThe e33 puts a performance spin on the timeless daysailer.UpgradeWhen updating your cordage, consider your hardware, too.Tech NewsSave weight and space with compact inflatable fenders.FROM THE EXPERTSTechniqueHigh-performance guru Frank Bethwaite helps you keep your hull under its sail.TacticsBill Draheim explains the importance of the lifted tack.Winner's DebriefWomen's Olympic 470 crew Isabelle KinsolvingStrategyStuart Walker gets you past the intimidation of others.RulesWatch out behind when you're backing down advises Dick Rose.GRAND PRIXThe Apex of the CurveOne owner enters the realm of IRC Super-Zero racing, brining his amateur buddies with him.LaunchesRosebud, Storm Trysail Transpac 65 by Farr Yacht DesignCOLUMNSEditor's LetterSailors' ForumStarting LineIs it One and Done for U.S. Mini Class?, How Windsurfing Can Save Sailing, Little Things Produce Big Result, Patterson Wins With Perseverence, Veterans Stars Step Up in CaiscaisJobson ReportFor the RecordInside StoryFinish LineContributorsAsk Dr. Crash