September 2009



Where the Heart Is
Long Beach YC's legendary Congressional Cup is the only top open match-racing event in the U.S., but it's not only the quality racing that attracts top-ranked sailors.
By Stuart Streuli

Caribbean Rite of Passage
This unrivaled, 600-mile midwinter distance race around the
Caribbean should be on every sailor's to-do list.
By Dave Reed

Dragon Kings
In an excerpt from the official book of the Volvo Ocean Race,
Spanish Castle to White Knight, we learn the trials and tribulations
of the race's most challenging and devastating leg.
By Mark Chisnell

Tech Review

Sail Tech
Is that tape we see? A first-look at North Sails' 3Di shows they're up to something new.

Raceboat hydraulics feed the power demands of the grand-prix set.

Tech News
The Lightning class throws itself a lifeline, Gill updates a classic, and Milwaukee sailing gets on the map.

From the experts

Andy Horton gives us the winning moves for attacking and defending on the run.

To help improve your race days, Wally Henry calls out the obvious.

When it comes to the rules, rules of thumb don't always apply.

Grand Prix

Fade to Black
Tom Hill's latest R/P 75 Titan was well worth the wait.

Emirates Team New Zealand's TP52


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