April 2009



A King and Its Court
The King 40 was one of a handful of Mark MIlls designs that ran roughshod over a 13-boat IRC-2 fleet at 2009 Acura Key West Race Week. Plus boat of the day and boat of the week interviews, and KWRW’s comeback of the year.
By Herb McCormick and Stuart Streuli

Experience Counts
More than 75 years after it debuted in Long Island Sound, the Atlantic Class can still draw a crowd; 34 teams competed in its 2008 National Championships on Blue Hill Bay, Maine.
By John Rousmaniere, Photos by Alison Langley


Tech Review

Boat Review
Sneaking across the border from Canada is the Stealth, a solo dinghy with plenty of zip.

Rig Tech
Outdated and worn lines can remove the control from your control lines, Alex Wadson gets it back.


Sail Tech
Panels are back, says Dobbs Davis

Tech News
Got an iPhone? This “app” will turn it into a GPS tracker.

From the Experts


Think grinding on a big boat involves all muscle and no brains? Think again, says Andrew Scott

When it comes to improving boatspeed, nothing is more effective than two-boat testing. Greg Fischer shows you how.

Dick Rose takes a final look at the subtleties of Rule 18


Grand Prix

Risen from the Ashes
A year after abandoning one boat in a Mediterranean storm, Stephen Ainsworth returned to grand-prix yachting with a new boat, but the same focused desire.


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