September 2009

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Features

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.

Equipment
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

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

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

Rules
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.

Launches
Emirates Team New Zealand's TP52

Columns

Editor's Letter
Sailors' Forum
Starting Line
Jobson Report
For the Record
Contributors
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