In the Issue: January/February 2011

SW Announces the winners of the annual Boat of the Year Contest for 2011
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Boat of the Year 2011

The RS100, aka the little singlehander that could, stood toe-to-toe with some much larger compatition at SW’s annula Boat of the Year awards, and walked away as the year’s best new boat.


By Dave Reed, Photos by Walter Cooper

Racers Wanted

With Dawn Riley taking over as executive director, Oakcliff Sailing Center has nearly everything in place to become a nexus of competitive sailing. The final piece of the puzzle could be you.


by Herb McCormick

Long-term Relationship

Jim Sagerton has been racing his J/35 for 25 years. He’s learned a lot about winning during that time, even more about having fun.


By Angus Phillips, Photos by Skip Brown

Tech Review

Rig Tech


BMW Oracle Racing’s Scott Ferguson brings you inside the syndicate’s effort to create the first on-design wing sail.

Boat Upgrade

Long Island Sound sailmaker Steve Benjamin rescued a mid-range IMS racer and turned it into a n IRC weapon.

Gear Box

GPS unites that call the line and winches that spin in reverse were among the products on display at fall boatshows** **

From the Experts


Match Raceres live and die by the leebow. Cup winner Ed Baird has the nuts and bolts of this game-changer.


It’s just like school. The more homework you do, the better the test result. Steve Hunt lays out a pre-start routine.


Sometimes you just ahve to yell, or hail, But what should you say? And when Dick Rose has the answers.


Editor’s Letter


Sailor’s Forum

Starting Line

Jobson Report

Gaining Bearing

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