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A Monumental Step Forward for the 49er Class

By Clinton Hayes A Monumental Step Forward for the 49er Class While clicking through the usual sailing media outlets, I came across something this week that deserves some more attention. In what I see as a truly revolutionary step,the 49er class has … [Read More...]


One Design Profile: J/24

By Tyler Colvin Introduction and History: The Start of an Empire In 1975, Rod Johnstone built a keelboat named Ragtime in his garage in Stonington, CT.  Ragtime was the first J/24, a class that started the wildly successful J-Boats Empire and has grown … [Read More...]


Game-Plan for the Conditions

Sail1Design would like to welcome our newest team member and writer, Andrew Kerr. Andrew Kerr was born in Plymouth, Devon, England and graduated from the London School of Economics with a bachelor’s degree in Government and politics. He is a resident of … [Read More...]


2014 J/70 Charleston Race Week Results and Reports

By Geoff Becker Team Helly Hansen:  Skipper, Tim Healy, Tactician/Trimmer: Geoff Becker, Trimmer: Sam Stokes, Bow: Gordon Borges Day 2   3 races, 2 heats/race (races course 4, 4 legs and downwind finish)      Wind 6-12 knots from the South, shifty … [Read More...]


Sail1Design’s Team Race Rankings, 9 APRIL 2014!!

As qualifiers finished up this past weekend, the berths for Team Race Nationals in June were filled! Some of the usual heavy-hitters like Stanford, St. Mary's, Roger Williams and Charleston secured their berths and some of the top spots in our rankings this … [Read More...]


2014 Baldwin Cup Team Race Video Report

The Baldwin Cup Team Race was conceived in the fall of 2007 on a Tuesday afternoon conference call looking to reinvigorate the US Yacht Club Challenge. Staff Commodore Bill Palmer had recently returned from a trip back east and had witnessed the success of … [Read More...]


SailFuture Sets Course Toward a Worthy Mission

By Airwaves writer Clinton Hayes For Founder and Executive Director Michael Long, SailFuture is built on personal experience. Having spent 2 years in and out of Florida’s juvenile justice system, his probation officer sent him from program to program, but … [Read More...]