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Carbon Calcutta

People get into the boatbuilding business in many ways: following in their fathers’ footsteps, pursuing any job they could get, serendipity, or as seems so often the case, they became… Read more »

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Greener Pastures

It has been more than six years since PBB’s editor, Aaron Porter, and then technical editor, Bruce Pfund, visited Green Marine in Southampton, U.K., so now seems like a good… Read more »

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Trimming Hard Sails

One doesn’t have to be an America’s Cup insider to appreciate the sophisticated technologies behind the 72‘ (30m) foiling catamarans that competed in the 2013 event on San Francisco Bay…. Read more »

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Go Fly a Kite

Kiteboards are hugely popular on windy coastlines worldwide. And while recent foiling technology has brought cutting-edge equipment and greater excitement to the competitive sport, for almost two decades one individual… Read more »

Sam James, who ran the Bertram racing team in the late 1960s and early 1970s, takes the helm of White Tornado during sea trials off Miami, Florida, last spring.

Storm Chasers

She was sprung from a mold in 1969 at the Bertram Yacht facility in Miami, Florida. Sam James, head of the company’s racing team, was there, and he remembers her… Read more »