In This Issue: September 2011

Go the distance with our September 2011 issue. Read about the Transpac and the Down the Bay Race, alongside an exclusive interview with Brad van Liew.
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Sailing World September 2011

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On the Cover: CaZan, Scott Bradley’s DK46, points the bow in the general direction of Hawaii shortly after the start of the 2011 Transpac Race off Los Angeles (Sharon Green).



Diamond Head Dash, photo essay by Sharon Green
There’s no finish line like the one off Honolulu’s iconic extinct volcano.

The Promised Land, story by Tom Leweck, photos by Bob Grieser
Whether real estate or regattas, a prime location is the first step toward success. Just ask the folks at Long Beach Race Week.

Return Engagement by Angus Phillips
The Down the Bay Race went down the tubes in 1999. Now it’s back.


Larger than Life, interview by Dan Dickison, photos by Billy Black
After three laps of the planet—two of them victorious—what does America’s top solo sailor do now? That, he says, is a good question.

A Calculated Conquest by Dave Reed
A reclaimation project lays claim to the silver at the Chicago NOOD.

Tech Review:


New Gear
Hall Spars’ new line of automatic locks take the load off your halyards.

New Boat Preview
The sportboat market will get a double boost this fall from the 22-foot J/70 and the 19-foot VX One Design.

From the Experts:


Big gains, and big losses, loom in the dark night. Peter Isler tells you how to find the former and avoid the latter.

Sometimes the long road is the faster road at the leeward gate. Steve Hunt tells you how to make the right call.

Not all persistant shifts are created equal, says Dr. Gavin Dagley. Racer Rob sits down for another session.

If a last-race showdown requires you to take the offensive, make sure you don’t run afoul of a few key rules.

**Columns:**** **

Editor’s Letter


Sailors’ Forum

Starting Line

Jobson Report

Gaining Bearing

Ask Dr. Crash