September 2008



Sunny Side Up
On the chart, the route from Pensacola to Isla Mujeres, Mexico is a straight shot, but those who’ve done the Regatta al Sol will confirm the race is anything but a procession.
by Troy Gilbert

The Good Life
Imagine living in a town with a thriving sailing scene, a place where weeknights and weekends have but one purpose. We found five of them, and we didn’t have to look too hard.
by the Editors


Stuck On Centerline
Canting keel technology brings the promise of lighter, faster boats, so why is it that we don’t want anything to do with it?
by Stuart Streuli

Tech Review

Offshore boats are not the rubber waders they once were; these eight boots will have you dancing on the deck.


Boat Review
The Archambault 35, a new French import, is an IRC gem.

Tech News
The first GP 33 hits the water; Selden launches its block line

From the Experts


Back to Basics
Terry Hutchinson boils down his good starts to five easy-to-remember tips.

Winner’s Debrief
Here’s how the Cal 40 Sinn Fein took the Bermuda Race- again.

Are you higher and faster? Get the answer with a handheld compass.


In light winds, says Dr. Stuart Walker, stick to your convictions.

When there are damages, says Dick Rose, compensation can get complicated.

Grand Prix

On the Top Down Under
Australian sailing’s number one commodore has risen to the top, but not all the way.

Alegre,Mills 68

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


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