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139 Mon Aug 01 01:00:00 EDT 2016 / September Practice Drills
138 Fri Apr 01 01:00:00 EDT 2016 / May Ladder Rungs
137 Fri Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2016 / February Light Air vs. Heavy Air
136 Thu Oct 01 01:00:00 EDT 2015 / November Two Study Tests
135 Sat Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015 / September Championship analysis
134 Fri May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2015 / June Upwind vs. Downwind
133 Thu Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2015 / February Play Fair!
132 Sat Nov 01 01:00:00 EDT 2014 / December Playbook 5 - Boatspeed
131 Fri Aug 01 01:00:00 EDT 2014 / September Playbook 4 - Mark Roundings
130 Thu May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2014 / June Playbook 3 - Downwind
129 Wed Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2014 / February Playbook 2 - Upwind
128 Fri Nov 01 01:00:00 EDT 2013 / December Playbook 1 - Starting
127 Sun Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 2013 / October Sail Conservative
126 Mon Jul 01 01:00:00 EDT 2013 / August Jib & Genoa Controls
125 Fri Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 2013 / April Downwind Tips
124 Tue Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2013 / February New 2013-2016 Rules!
123 Thu Nov 01 01:00:00 EDT 2012 / December Big Fleets
122 Sun Jul 01 01:00:00 EDT 2012 / August Puffs and Lulls
121 Tue May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2012 / June Regatta Lessons
120 Sun Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2012 / February Race Committee Clues
119 Tue Nov 01 01:00:00 EDT 2011 / December Light Air Downwind
118 Thu Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 2011 / October Laylines
117 Sun May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2011 / June Decision-Making
116 Tue Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 2011 / April Case of 'The Slows'
115 Sat Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2011 / February Busting Myths
114 Mon Nov 01 01:00:00 EDT 2010 / December Mainsail Controls
113 Wed Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 2010 / October One Versus One
112 Sat May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2010 / June Rules of Thumb
111 Mon Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 2010 / April Sailor's Protest Guide
110 Fri Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2010 / February Waves
109 Sun Nov 01 01:00:00 EST 2009 / December Championship Analysis
108 Tue Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 2009 / October Current Affairs
107 Wed Jul 01 01:00:00 EDT 2009 / August Mark Rounding Moves
106 Fri May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2009 / June Upwind Speed 3 - Tips
105 Thu Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2009 / February Comeback!
104 Sat Nov 01 01:00:00 EDT 2008 / December New 2009-2012 Rules
103 Mon Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 2008 / October Steering
102 Thu May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2008 / June Downwind Tactics
101 Sat Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 2008 / April Upwind Speed 2 - Sail Trim
100 Tue Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2008 / February Top 100 Tips!
99 Sat Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 2007 / October Upwind Speed
98 Sun Jul 01 01:00:00 EDT 2007 / August Rule 16 (Changing Course)
97 Tue May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2007 / June Upwind Strategy
96 Thu Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 2007 / April Upwind Tactics
95 Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2006 / December Protests 3: After the Hearing
94 Fri Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 2006 / October Starting: Micro View
93 Mon May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2006 / June Starting: Macro View
92 Wed Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 2006 / April Sail by Feel
91 Sun Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2006 / February Rule 18-Updated!
90 Tue Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2005 / December Persistent Shifts
89 Thu Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 2005 / October Oscillating Shifts
88 Sun May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2005 / June Protests 2: The Hearing
87 Tue Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 2005 / April Protests 1: Before the Hearing
86 Sat Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2005 / February New 2005-2008 Rules
85 Mon Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2004 / December Fast Finishes
84 Wed Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 2004 / October Speed on a Run
83 Sat May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2004 / June Rules Compliance
82 Mon Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 2004 / April Running Tactics and Strategy
81 Thu Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2004 / February The Second Beat
80 Sat Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2003 / December The Leeward Mark
79 Mon Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 2003 / October The Second Reach
78 Thu May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2003 / June Kinetics
77 Sat Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 2003 / April The Jibe Mark
76 Wed Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2003 / February The First Reach
75 Fri Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2002 / December 75 Winning Tips
74 Mon Jul 01 01:00:00 EDT 2002 / August Windward Mark Tips
73 Wed May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2002 / June Go-Fast Preparation
72 Fri Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 2002 / April First Beat - Tactics
71 Tue Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2002 / February First Beat - Strategy
70 Sat Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 2001 / October First Beat - Speed
69 Sun Jul 01 01:00:00 EDT 2001 / August After the Start
68 Tue May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2001 / June At the Start
67 Thu Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 2001 / April Pre-Start Strategy
66 Mon Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2001 / February New 2001-2005 Rules
65 Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2000 / December Expert Advice
64 Sun Oct 01 01:00:00 EDT 2000 Crew Resources
63 Tue Aug 01 01:00:00 EDT 2000 / September Speed Tips
62 Sat Jul 01 01:00:00 EDT 2000 Race Lists
61 Mon May 01 01:00:00 EDT 2000 / June Prep Lists
60 Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2000 Risk And Reward
59 Wed Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 2000 Steering Downwind
58 Sat Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 2000 / February Speed And Weight
57 Wed Dec 01 01:00:00 EST 1999 Bite The Bullet
56 Mon Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1999 Sailing Instructions
55 Wed Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 1999 / October Setting Priorities
54 Sun Aug 01 01:00:00 EDT 1999 Big Fleets
53 Thu Jul 01 01:00:00 EDT 1999 Protests III - After
52 Tue Jun 01 01:00:00 EDT 1999 Slow Down To Win
51 Sat May 01 01:00:00 EDT 1999 Race Course Math
50 Mon Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 1999 / April Top 50 Tips
49 Mon Feb 01 01:00:00 EST 1999 Stay Ahead Upwind
48 Fri Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 1999 Tactician's Role
47 Sun Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1998 / December Changing Gears Upwind
46 Thu Oct 01 01:00:00 EDT 1998 Mark Roundings
45 Tue Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 1998 Protests II
44 Sat Aug 01 01:00:00 EDT 1998 Catching Up
43 Mon Jun 01 01:00:00 EDT 1998 / July Communication
42 Fri May 01 01:00:00 EDT 1998 Race Commitee
41 Wed Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1998 Match Racing
40 Sun Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 1998 Appeals And Cases
39 Thu Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 1998 / February Upwind Strategy 2
38 Mon Dec 01 01:00:00 EST 1997 Learning
37 Sat Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1997 Light Air Upwind
36 Wed Oct 01 01:00:00 EDT 1997 Steering Upwind
35 Mon Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 1997 Starting Tips
34 Fri Aug 01 01:00:00 EDT 1997 Protests I
33 Sun Jun 01 01:00:00 EDT 1997 / July Tuning Tips
32 Thu May 01 01:00:00 EDT 1997 Finishing
31 Tue Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1997 Sailing By Feel
30 Sat Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 1997 Leeward Mark
29 Wed Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 1997 / February New 1997-2000 Rules
28 Fri Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1996 / December Heavy Air Racing
27 Tue Oct 01 01:00:00 EDT 1996 Jibing
26 Sun Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 1996 Downwind Speed
25 Thu Aug 01 01:00:00 EDT 1996 Problem Solving
24 Mon Jul 01 01:00:00 EDT 1996 Downwind Tactics
23 Sat Jun 01 01:00:00 EDT 1996 Reaching
22 Wed May 01 01:00:00 EDT 1996 Spinnaker Trim
21 Mon Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1996 Decision-making
20 Fri Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 1996 Current
19 Mon Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 1996 / February Downwind Strategy
18 Fri Dec 01 01:00:00 EST 1995 Sportsmanship
17 Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1995 Spinnaker Sets
16 Sun Oct 01 01:00:00 EDT 1995 Windward Mark Roundings
15 Fri Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 1995 Jib and Genoa Trim
14 Tue Aug 01 01:00:00 EDT 1995 Upwind Tactics 2
13 Sat Jul 01 01:00:00 EDT 1995 Regatta Strategy
12 Thu Jun 01 01:00:00 EDT 1995 The Wind
11 Mon May 01 01:00:00 EDT 1995 Boat Preparation
10 Wed Mar 01 01:00:00 EST 1995 Stategic Principles
9 Sun Jan 01 01:00:00 EST 1995 / February Tacking
8 Tue Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1994 / December Mainsail Trim Upwind
7 Sat Oct 01 01:00:00 EDT 1994 Sailing Psychology
6 Thu Sep 01 01:00:00 EDT 1994 Upwind Tactics
5 Mon Aug 01 01:00:00 EDT 1994 Upwind Strategy
4 Fri Jul 01 01:00:00 EDT 1994 The Ladder Rung Concept
3 Wed Jun 01 01:00:00 EDT 1994 Speed Fundamentals
2 Sun May 01 01:00:00 EDT 1994 Starting Tactics
1 Fri Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1994 Starting Strategies