Happy 4th of July!

I want to take a moment to thank everyone for their support of Desert Wind Sailboats thus far this year. The re-launch that we did at the beginning of 2018 has been really successful and we look forward to even better things to come for the rest of the year.Even with all of her flaws,... Continue Reading →

20 Best Places to Cruise

Sitting at my desk today I had a bit of a longing for cooler temps and blue water. Here is a great list of 20 of the best Cruising Destinations in the world...but what are your favorites? Put them in the comments below!

Match Racing Video Series – Leeward Mark and Finishing

Coming out of the leeward mark we immediately begin working our upwind tactics again. How you round is largely a matter of whether or not you are overlapped with your opponent. Match racing finishes downwind under spinnaker and if you and your opponent are well matched, it is usually very exciting!

Long Beach Race Week Day 2 Highlights

Team Cactus League raced the Catalina 37s for Long Beach Race week. We get to have fun with these about once a year. They were custom built and donated by Frank Butler and Catalina Yachts for the Congressional CupĀ  and are operated by the Long Beach Sailing Foundation. When they are not being raced for... Continue Reading →

Match Racing Video Series – Upwind Tactics

We've finally started our match race, but the pressure is still on. One key difference in Match Racing is that mark roundings are to starboard, rather than port. This completely changes the approach, where the controlling position is, and how the rounding is executed. In this video, our narrator Dave Perry, talks about the upwind... Continue Reading →

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