October 2009



Giants of AC33
Technology is the essence of the America’s Cup, and the multihulls built by Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing for the 33rd are the most technically advanced boats ever.
by James Boyd and Stuart Streuli

Sailing at the Source
Barbados doesn’t get much respect on the Caribbean racing scene, bu the Bajans and their local distillery have the god to change that.
Story and Photos by Chris Pastore


Wingin’ It
Kiteboarders get hooked into racing around the buoys at the breezy Kiteboard Course Racing Worlds in San Francisco.
Story and Photos by Abner Kingman

Tech Review

New Boat Showcase 2010:
With these new designs, it’s time to try something different.


Lens tints let your sunglasses do more than cut down the glare.

Tech News
There’s a one-stop online shop for your electronic navigational charts, and new Vectran dinghy cordage from New England Ropes

From the Experts


What’s the most effecctive way to hike? John Loe examines the effectiveness of different techniquies.

Pro trimmer Morgan Trubovich gets us in-line with our headsail management.

Luck, says Dr. Stuart Walker, is a fundamental, but manageable element of every race.


When the rules are not clear-cut, judgment is required.

Grand Prix

Luna Rossa
The latest STP65 comes out of its box to play with the Mini-Maxis


Editor’s Letter
Sailor’s Forum
Starting Line
Jobson Report
For the Record
Ask Dr. Crash


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