In this Issue: April 2012

The best of Key West, our 2012 Guide to College Sailing, plus Andy Horton's essential boatspeed tips.
Sailing World

Sailing World April 2012

On the Cover: Skipper Bora Gulari and team on West Marine Rigging/New England Ropes, Melges 24 class winners at Quantum Key West. Photo by: Ingrid Abery

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Salts of the Seas
The Volvo Legends Regatta was like the early days of the round-the-world classic: flawed and chaotic, but full of sailors with a passion for adventure, and a whole lot of fun.
By Angus Phillips

Regatta Well Rehearsed
Bruce Gardner and his veteran team have perfected their Key West routine: share the load and the sweet taste of victory. Plus: Quantum Key West 2012 photo gallery
By Michael Lovett


Special Section
Guide to College Sailing

Tech Review
New Boats
The new RS900 is vying for selection as the women’s doublehander for the 2016 Olympic Games. Mark Rushall reviews the latest made-for-ladies skiff.

Gear Box
This waterproof iPhone case takes the worry out of bringing your phone onboard, and even lets you take your tactical apps to the rail.


From the Experts
The best measure of a successful cross, says Andrew Campbell, is the ability to stick to your game plan.

Andy Horton offers 19 essential go-fast gems, mined from his rich sailing notebooks.

J/24 champion Tim Healy shows us a foolproof method for aligning your mast with your keel.


Imagine a far more equitable penalty system, one where the penalty better fits the infraction. Dick Rose explores the possibilities.**

Columns **
Editor’s Letter
Sailors’ Forum
Starting Line
Jobson Report
For the Record
Ask Dr. Crash