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America’s Cup: Wings, foils, drag

March 8th, 2013

FOIL FOCUSED Behind the scenes at Oracle Team USA, Joseph Ozanne crunches numbers using mind-numbing equations all in the name of a faster time around the racecourse for his team’s AC72. Ozanne is the team’s wing design leader and is also responsible for the performance prediction functions. Much of his work in the current campaign


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OCEAN RACING: Back in the day

March 8th, 2013

“IT WAS MAGIC. I DON’T KNOW WHY” By Kimball Livingston, Blue Planet Times – Once upon a time ocean racing was going gangbusters. Every new boat seemed important, and the new boats kept on coming. In the 1970s, the racing yacht Imp was born in a sketch on a napkin at the bar at The


Honoring the honorees

February 27th, 2013

At an emotional ceremony Tuesday at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, Johnny Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.) and Jennifer


That Was Then, This Is Now

February 21st, 2013

When Charlie McKee, 50, took the job as the High Performance Director of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider,


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This is Normal

February 20th, 2013

Mike Golding discusses his post-race symptoms following the 2012-2013 Vendee Globe, the 24,000-nm solo, non-stop around the world race in


Refining the Kite Rules

February 20th, 2013

Kiteboard course racing continues to grow, and while kiteboards ably compete on a typical buoy course, they have enough unique



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