Boats

Every year, we here at SAIL magazine wonder how the boatbuilding industry is going to top the previous year’s effort, and every year the industry surprises us with both its enthusiasm and ingenuity.


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Approximately halfway between Nova Scotia and Portugal, you may find an unmanned five-foot boat, trekking across the Atlantic Ocean with a GPS on board. That boat, Crimson Tide, belongs to a seventh grade geography class in Morristown, New Jersey where students are tracking its voyage via GPS, hopefully all the way to Europe.


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Xp 38

by Tom Dove, Posted September 4, 2013

While people do occasionally cross oceans in dinghies, race around the buoys aboard schooners and entertain their friends on racing catamarans, most of us try to match our boats more closely to our needs.


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Sage 17

by Kimball Livingston, Posted August 27, 2013

An important part of the Sage 17’s pocket-cruiser DNA became evident the moment I deliberately stepped onto her rail with my full weight—and nothing much happened.


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Since 2001, the Tall Ships Challenge, an annual series of races and public port festivals, has been rotating between the Pacific Coast, the Atlantic Coast and the Great Lakes, commemorating this historical and epic batle. This summer, the Challenge is taking place in the Great Lakes, giving the public an opportunity to experience the massive ships and their intricate rigging up close.


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SAIL Magazine and the Boston Sailing Center come together to teach the rolling hitch, an essential sailing knot that is most often used to release an override on a winch

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