In this Issue: July/August 2012

Sailing World's July/August 2012 issue features women's match racing, America's Cup team Luna Rossa, and top-down spinnaker furling systems.
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On the Cover: Luna Rossa Swordfish trains in Gaeta, Italy, before the team’s successful debut at the 2012 AC World Series in Naples, Italy. Carlo Borlenghi/Sea & Sea/ DPPI

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**Features **
Fashionably Late
Luna Rossa CEO Patrizio Bertelli gets his Italian America’s Cup team off to a delayed, but formidable, start with some help from the Kiwis.
By Stuart Alexander

Thrice as Nice
Push came to shove at the US Sailing Team’s Women’s Match Race Trials in England, where America’s best chance for gold prevailed.
By Stuart Streuli, Photos by Richard Langdon


A Girl in Full
Don’t let Paige Railey’s effervescent persona fool you. This Olympic-bound Laser sailor draws from a deep intensity and dedication within. Plus, Zach Railey and our predictions for American medal chances.
By Stuart Streuli

**Tech Review
**New Gear
With the promise of easier spinnaker handling, top-down furling systems for asymmetrics are all the rage amongst the offshore-racing and grand-prix set.

**From the Experts
Sailmaker Mike Ingham gets up close and personal with forestay sag and explains how to put power in your headsail when you need it most.


Chatter on the race course can often be more distracting than helpful. Andrew Campbell helps us figure out when to raise our voices.

When it comes to giving room, we want to keep clear without losing too much distance. Dick Rose clarifies how much room is room enough.

Editor’s Letter
Sailors’ Forum
Starting Line
Jobson Report
Gaining Bearing
Ask Dr. Crash