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DIVIDED: A publication ponders on how to proceed

March 26th, 2013

For more than 35 years, Practical Sailor magazine has been taking the guesswork out of boat and gear buying with bold, independent boat tests, and product-test reports for serious sailors and boaters. But with racing for the 34th America’s Cup to begin this summer, Editor-in-Chief Darrell Nicholson considers his reader feedback on how much PS


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LOGISTICS: When calling Jaipur is the move of the day

March 26th, 2013

(March 26, 2013) – While conditions remain stable for the 27 teams still in the 800 mile Newport to Cabo San Lucas (MEX) race, it is far from the surf safari that led to the legion of offwind offshore boats found in the west. Restaurateur John Sangmeister of Gladstone’s Long Beach, who in a previous


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BEST RESCUE TIP: Stay on the boat!

March 26th, 2013

By Joe Cooper, WindCheck Man overboard! There can be no more penetrating cry heard aboard a boat. Thus drills, techniques and equipment for recovering a M.O.B. are at the forefront of any seminar on offshore sailing. We are all admonished to wear life jackets when afloat, but a life jacket does not help us stay


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COMMENTARY: Winning Has Become Everything

March 26th, 2013

By Glenn McCarthy As this sport is designed for the Olympic Games and the belief is that Club Racing programs should run their events the exact same way as the Olympic Games, we have made it “all about winning.” After a first place finish in the 2010 Chicago Race to Mackinac, the spirits of our


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PARTICIPATION: Keep the schedule rolling

March 26th, 2013

Regattas can all be the same if they want to be. Each regatta can offer the windward/ leeward courses, with racers scattering to various restaurants and hotels in the evening. But the Thistle Orange Peel Regatta in Jacksonville, FL has always strived to be a bit different. And this year, it became a whole lot


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BAJA CRAWL: Fear of Easter bunnies dominate race

March 25th, 2013

With a challenging forecast ahead, the 800 mile Newport to Cabo San Lucas (MEX) race has extended the finish time limit to noon on Saturday. Three boats from the initial field of 31 have now withdrawn due to light winds: Expression Session (Express 37), Timeshaver (J/125), and West Coast Warrior (J/125). Restaurateur John Sangmeister of


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AMERICA’S CUP: More misinformation and murky stuff

March 25th, 2013

Rod Davis, coach for America’s Cup challenger Emirates Team New Zealand, discusses the art of “espionage”… People have been asking how teams manage to keep secrets when the opposition can approach to within 200 metres because cameras are more than capable of getting in close at that range. That’s true. In Valencia, at the 2007


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REVERED: Captain Jack and the Mushroom Crew

March 25th, 2013

If it weren’t for email, pity the postal carrier who would have shouldered the load for comments received at Scuttlebutt World Headquarters following the passing of Jack Sutphen, as reported on March 25. We include here some clips from a column Rich Roberts did on Jack Sutphen for ‘The Log’ publication in 2005: Regarding the


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BIG BUCKET: Greatest spectacle in sailing

March 25th, 2013

St. Barth, French West Indies (March 25, 2013) – St. Barth has been pretty quiet for the last 10 days or so, but that all changed this morning as the St. Barth Bucket (Mar 28-31), which we’ve often referred to as the “greatest spectacle in sailing,” starts later this week and the boats and support



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