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curve ball

It is always a bit of a shock when sailing, and even more specifically, sailboat racing, makes it anywhere near the non-sailing press. We smiled when we cracked this month’s Inc. Magazine and saw this…

For boat designer Rodger Martin, it’s the key to his company’s success.┬áIn the sailing world, shorthanded races (those with just one or two crew members per boat) have a reputation for being especially grueling. In May, seven two-person crews competed in the Atlantic Cup, a 16-day Class 40 race between Charleston, South Carolina, and Newport, Rhode Island, with a stopover in New York City. Read on.