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Big Pimp' Evolution Sails has revolutionized how sails are made with our modern approach to sailmaking. Our methodology combines the best technology in design and construction with a highly customizable and personalized sail. They are then constructed by a build team comprised of highly skilled craftsman and sailors. The best kept secret weapon in sailmaking will bring you the next level of sailing.  Over the past decade, Evolution Sails has refined and redefined how sails are made. Through innovative construction techniques, new sails are faster and tougher than ever before. With the highly customizable Element (racing / cruising ), Expedition...

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12 year bitch

Local Knowledge It's pretty rare when you race against the same boat with pretty much the same people for the better part of 12 years. I am speaking of the FT 10 Justice, first with my original FT 10 Anarchy, then with my Melges 32, and now with my recent FT 10 A4. (Yes, there was a Shaw 650, a GP 26 and the SC 33), but those don't really count. One reason why I got a second Tiger (besides absolutely loving the boat) was to take care of some unfinished business. When they first got Justice, we had our...

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traction control

It was a bold move and it seems to be working. Leonardo Ferragamo and Enrico Chieffi’s big idea – to rekindle the Corinthian spirit and the intense, but gentlemanly competition between nations, of classic regattas such as the Admiral’s Cup and Sardinia Cup, in a carefully managed one-design format, propelled by the powerful brand values of Nautor’s Swan – is steadily gathering momentum. The inaugural edition of ClubSwan’s biennial tournament, The Nations Trophy, in Palma last autumn was, by all accounts, a very promising start, with close competition in all three one-design classes, ClubSwan 50, Swan 45 and ClubSwan 42,...

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double dutch

A Dutch team led by Simeon Tienpont  have reported to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as challenger for the 36th America's Cup. Tienpont, the former skipper of Team AkzoNobel and America's Cup winner. Now is the chance Tienpont: "Now is the chance for the Netherlands to get a Dutch challenger on the water for the first time in history. The design of the AC75 and the technical specifications are perfectly suited to the Dutch maritime and aviation industry. The America's Cup has always worked as a breeding ground for technology in competitive sailing, and now more than ever before,...

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multi style

We could not be more excited to announce Sparkman & Stephens as our newest advertiser, and we thought that this listing from their brokerage was pretty outstanding, so check it! Welcome aboard FINN, the 53' custom trimaran built by McConaghy Boats, listed with Sparkman & Stephens Broker, Paul Buttrose. Read more here.  ...

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one two three

Tanguy de Lamotte and Sébastien Audigane looking pretty unhappy onboard Initiatives Saveurs winnng the Normandy Channel Race. From Tanguy de Lamotte: It was a really tough race and we thought we had blown the race when the mainsail split on a gybe off Cherbourg with 80 miles to go; the same happened on the Route de Rhum in 2010!Fortunately we were under gennaker and the mainsail stayed up until the finish... just!! The boat was great and we were fast in all conditions and very pleased to have won this race with the Rogers boats in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It shows the...

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the last mile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqhlpHlI9LU We’re getting ready to hit Charleston Harbor for the start of the final leg of the Velux 5 Oceans Race today, and we invite you to come check out the live stream starting around 2:30 PM Eastern Time to see all the action LIVE at the On The Water Channel, or go to the Justin.TV channel if you want to sign in and chat with our broadcast team. You can listen to Brad Van Liew as he leaves the house this morning, and below is a quick five minutes with Chris Stanmore-Major, the newby racer that’s become the media star for...

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