In this Issue: October 2012

Sailing World's 50th Anniversary issue - October 2012 - features the eight most enduring one-designs, questions about sportsmanship, and the America's Cup 72.
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Fresh Blood & Family Ties
What keeps the Highlander class going after so many years is its generational loop. + Seven more enduring one-designs.
By Michael Lovett and Meredith Powlison

The Birth of Fast
From the fertile grounds of the Santa Cruz boatbuilding scene emerged a generation and culture of fast, fun designs.
By Jeremy Leonard


The Brilliance of Bethwaite
High-performance dinghy sailing wouldn’t be what it is today without the unquenchable curiosity of Frank Bethwaite.
By Jonathan McKee

Focal Points
Our sport is great, but far from perfect. What can we do about handicap racing, starting line challenges, participation, and sportsmanship? The discussion starts here.
By the Editors

Tech Review
America’s Cup
With the arrival of its AC72, Emirates Team New Zealand gets to work.


New Boat
Which of these 14 new raceboats will have what it takes to earn Boat of the Year status?

From the Experts
Your mast is a critical part of your speed package. Mike Ingham explores how to bend it correctly.

The proverbial path to competitive enlightenment is rife with challenges; Dr. Gavin Dagley addresses those of character and desire.


There have been plenty of rule updates over the years; Dick Rose looks back on the influential changes.

Winner’s Debrief
Trimmer Scott Norris shares his tips for working the asymmetric spinnaker.

**Columns **
Editor’s Letter
Starting Line
Jobson Report
Gaining Bearing
Ask Dr. Crash