Sailing to the Mark 2018 Calendar
How to sail faster than your compatriots? How to round the mark first and find a breeze to keep you ahead? All around America, sailors are planning strategies to overcome the limits of their waterlines and finesse the right of way to tack ahead of the competition. Andrew Sims captures the excitement of competitive sailing around the world and brings great races together in the 2018 Sailing to the Mark calendar.
Published by Tide-mark, the 2018 Sailing to the Mark wall calendar opens to 13.75 x 20.5 inches.
Boat and events featured in the 2018 calendar include:
Sailors at the Red Bull Youth Foiling Generation World Final frequently found themselves on the edge of control. Sailors from around the world, ages 16- to 20- years-old, raced competitively on the waters off Newport, Rhode Island in October 2016.
J/109s converge on the downwind mark at Block Island Race Week. Established in 1965 Block Island Race Week is hosted by the Storm Trysail Club and offers the only week of racing in New England.
Comanche blasts out of the harbor at the start of the Sydney Hobart Race in 2015. A 100-foot, supermaxi Comanche won the contest, completing the 628 nautical mile race in two days, eight hours, 58 minutes and 30 seconds
Better than chocolate, J/105s competing in 2015 during the Rolex Big Boat Series on San Francisco Bay
The all-women crew of J/22 Done Deal drives to the windward mark during a Wayzata Yacht Club Thursday evening race. The club sails on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota where as many as 130 boats often compete in evening events.
Tornado Class sailors from around the world understand “hiking out” is spoken in every language. At least it looks that way during the Sailing World Cup Miami races in 2016.
Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC45 foiling catamaran launches itself after rounding a gate during the Chicago America's Cup World Series in 2016. The team finished the Chicago series in fourth place.
It seems so calm until somebody decides to come about! These boats are enjoying a superb run during Block Island Race Week in 2015.
Zim 15 sailors worked on getting the most out of their boats at the US Team Racing Championships in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in August 2016. The Zim 15 is a double-handed, monohull dingy that is both maneuverable and responsive in light air.
Beecom dives into the competition on San Francisco Bay during the Rolex Big Boat Series sponsored by the St. Francis Yacht Club in 2014. Beecom is 52 feet of carbon fiber and was built in Australia by McConaghy Boats.
These 49er’s are hiked out on a beam reach during the 2016 Sailing World Cup Miami races.
Spinnakers are flying as traditional wooden schooners, ketches and yawls churn through the waters of Penobscot Bay’s Eggemoggin Reach during the annual 15-mile Reach Regatta in August.