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The Top 5 Reasons Top-Down Spinnaker Furlers Are Awesome For Asymmetrical Spinnakers

Top-down furling has a ton advantages over standard hoisting of asymmetrical spinnakers for shorthanded sailing and cruising. Top-down furling systems were originally designed for hard-core ocean racers, but they can make ripping downwind even more accessible for cruising crews and … Continue reading

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Strong Winds and a Ripping Ebb Tide Make for Sporty Conditions for the First OYRA Race of the Season

Average wind speeds into the mid 20s and short, steep chop made for difficult driving conditions for Saturday’s full-crew Lightship race in San Francisco. There was no shortage of wind for the first full-crew OYRA race of the season to … Continue reading

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Lessons for Success: Tips from 2014 Winners by Wally Cross

The BYC Port Huron to Mackinac race starts July 19. The best way to prepare is to gather information and find out what’s worked well in the past. I talked to last year’s winners in search of tips that could … Continue reading

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