In This Issue: July/August 2011

How the America's Cup is moving into the digital age, the success of the Melges 20 class and much more.
Sailing World

August 2011 Cover


Hard Wired
Stakeholders of the 34th America’s Cup are going all out to bring the oldest sporting competition into the digital age.
By Keith Taylor, Photos by Gilles Martin-Raget

Luxury from Scratch
On the island of St. Barths, which caters to jet-set and Hollywood types, racing sailors are having no problem blending in with the newest Caribbean regatta.
By Angus Phillips


Highly Combustible
With its efficient, professional class organization and high-speed sportboat appeal, the Melges 20 class has finally ignited.
By Dave Reed, Photos by Billy Black

Tech Review:

The MOD Squad
The languishing ocean-racing multihull scene gets a jumpstart with a new 70-foot one-design tri.


A new company aims to solve the little mysteries of tidal flow.

Gear Box
Sperry Top-Sider’s Son-R Booties. Wot-tac’s tactical hand tool.

From the Experts:


A constant angle of heel is important, says Mike Ingham, and it all starts with a balanced helm.

Steve Hunt has the essentials of a low-risk downwind leg.

Dr. Gavin Dagley explains the nuances of light air–there’s more to it than you think.


Beth tries to “shut the door,” on Carl at a leeward-mark rounding. Dick Rose says, “Not so fast.”


Editor’s Letter


Sailor’s Forum

Starting Line

Jobson Report

Gaining Bearing

Special Report

Ask Dr. Crash


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