In This Issue: November/December 2010

From C-Class cats to the Route du Rhum, things are really speeding up in SW's latest issue.
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Exposing the Cult**
Fanatics of high-efficiency wing sailing emerge from the fringe and revel in the spotlight at thee International C Class Catamaran Trophy
by Cam Lewis

Ultimate Insanity
In November, nine French solo sailors will race across the Atlantic in huge multihulls. Crazy? Maybe. But to them, it’s perfectly sane.
by James Boyd

Big World, Small Boat
Alessandro di Benedetto set a record by sailing a 21-foot boat around the world, non-stop. Meet him, and you’ll understand why he did it.
By Bruce Gain


Flagship Stye
An Italian watchmaker is drawn to the classic-yacht racing scene, but sponsorship alone isn’t enough; they want in on the action.
by Helen Fritter

Tech Review

Racing Sailor’s Gift Guide
Lightweight hats, a killer watch, dry bags, notepads, and medicated powder- there’s something here for you or the sailor in your life.
From the Experts**


Andy Horton and Dave Powlison show us how to complete our penalty turns as quickly as possible.

Steve Hunt tells us. “ye with the most tricks wins,” and shares a few of his favorites.

When it comes to comparative speed, says pro sailor Sam Rogers, there are three distinct modes: good, bad, and relative. Here’s how to make yours good.
Dick Rose helps you improve your chances of success whenever you find yourself face-to-face with the protest committee.



Editor’s Letter
Sailor’s Forum
STarting LIne
Jobson Report
Gaining Bearing
Ask Dr. Crash**