In this Issue: October 2011

J Class yachts, Santana 20s, and everything in between. Here's what you'll find in our October 2011 issue.
Sailing World

Sailing World: October 2011

Seared Tuna
A 700-mile road trip from Denver to Oklahoma City brings one trio of sailors closer to the heart of the sport, and each other.
By Dave Reed

A Bloody Good Time
With nearly 16,000 sailors, this year’s Round the Island Race was one of the world’s biggest sailing events, and possibly the most extreme.
By Bruce Gain

The Beauty & The Bickering
A two-boat J Class regatta in Newport showed that the grand dames of sailing can still pack the house, but getting the whole band on stage has proven elusive.
By Stuart Streuli
Tech Review**
Bella Up To Speed
Taking the Barn Door in the Transpac took a lot more than a week of sailing.


New Boats
The designs competing for 2012 Boat of the Year honors are a diverse group with one thing in common. Faster is more fun.

Gear Test
A top college sailing team put today’s dinghy footwear to the test.

From the Experts
Sailing is a game of infinite variability, but Andy Horton has six ironclad rules that will guide you to better finishes.


The finish is in sight. It’s time for Steve Hunt’s primer on dominating the homestretch.

You’re in front and have no idea what to do. Tim Herzog comes to the rescue.

When one end of the starting line is also an obstruction, things get tricky.


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