On Your Marks, Get Set, Go

There are many ways to mark jib and genoa leads, and you need to find what works best for your boat. If you’re sailing a one-design, there’s likely a common way your competitors mark their tracks. Using the most commonly accepted system helps you better when settings with friends or competitors. On the J/70, for example, we mark the deck even with the aft end of the car and then number the marks based on the preferred tuning guide....

U.S. Sailors Strike Gold in Miami

Pedro Pascual celebrates his hard-fought win in the RS:X sailboard men’s divisionThis past weekend saw the U.S. Sailing Team take gold in three of seven events at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami, the team’s final opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer.Among the winning American sailors was 29-year old American Olympic bronze-medalist Caleb Paine in the Finn class; 24-year-old Erika Reineke in the Laser Radial class; and 18-year-old Pedro Pascual in the RS:X sailboard...

Vol. 16, No. 4: Greener Pastures

Life on the World Tour is completely geared towards winning titles, which means every decision is a strategic step towards a single goal. Freestyle competition is a hyper-focused part of kiteboarding—it fine-tunes a very specific set of skills within the discipline—but also narrows your perspective of the sport. After 15 years on the tour, this year marked the end of my competitive freestyle career and the beginning of my next chapter in kiteboarding.Iceland has always been on my bucket list, yet its inconsistent winds and...

it burned

We don’t give a shit about a power boat burning in Dubai, and we’re sure there was nothing shady about it at all, but the videos are good. On Friday, a fire broke out aboard a yacht just off the coast of Madinat Jumeirah, an ultra-luxury hotel and shopping district in Dubai. The Dubai Media Office reports that three were evacuated safely and no one was injured. The fire is believed to have been caused by an engine failure and fuel...

Seven Champions crowned at 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami

Miami got a taste of Olympic class sailing at the highest level this week, and on Saturday champions were crowned at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami.Sailors from around the globe convened in South Florida this week with North American Olympic qualification at stake with the Tokyo 2020 Games only six months away.The top 10 entries for each of the seven classes qualified to race on Saturday for a chance to improve their standing, and perhaps, earn a...