Monthly Archives: January 2012

2012 Sailing World Boat of the Year – the VX One

After putting 13 boats through their paces, Sailing World magazine has selected the VX One as their 2012 Boat of the Year.  As seen above, the judging committee used a ProStart to test how the boat performed in varying wind conditions, on … Continue reading

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Pros using ProStarts – Bora Gulari

Yesterday, I was able to connect with recent 2012 Key West Melges 24 winner and former $1000 Velocitek Speed Challenge champ, Bora Gulari, and ask him a few questions about KW and how he used his ProStart to aide his performance. … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a Melges 20 regatta near you: GPS

The International M20 Class Association just released a set of rule changes that are EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. Among the changes is this paragraph: NEW RULE C.5.2 Optional (a) For Use: (1) Electronic or mechanical timing devices (2) Tactical and navigational instruments … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Sailing Madness!

The first ever Sailing Video of the Week is action packed.  We have 34 foot Catamaran capsizes, ferries running over boats, sailing in gale-force conditions and to top it off, a SpeedPuck recording a barely in control skiff skipping over … Continue reading

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Dinghy Racing, Where Objectivity > Subjectivity

Conventional wisdom says success in dinghy racing results from 70% boat speed, 30% strategy.   So, how does one measure boat speed?  Conventional wisdom again says: compare yourself to the rest of the fleet.  However, this is made difficult by … Continue reading

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