Books+Media

Sailing Books

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 22, 2014
What’s the next best thing to curling up with a copy of SAIL magazine on a snowy winter’s day? Why, curling up with a good book, of course!  
In SAIL’s June issue, we reviewed 10 of the best apps for navigation (“Navigating the App World”). One thing I emphasized was the importance of an app being able to use data from ActiveCaptain. But what is ActiveCaptain and how does it work?

Six New Reads for Summer

by Adam Cort, Posted June 9, 2014
There’s nothing like a good book, whether you’re on passage or just hanging out in the cockpit at the marina. For those in search of a summer read, there are a number of great new titles to choose from.
It didn’t take long for America’s Cup fans Diane Swintal, longtime cupinfo.com contributor Robert Kamins and photographer R. Steven Tsuchiya to put together their take on the 34th America’s Cup...
Reviews of the year's films fit for the nautically minded
As sailors, we’re constantly calling upon our personal repertoire of knots. We master a few common ones and, sometimes, learn knots that are more advanced or serve a more specific purpose. For instance, suppose you need to secure your dinghy to the foredeck.

Top 5 Apps for 2013

by Donald McLennan, Posted January 20, 2014
Since October of 2012, I’ve been using this space to review smartphone apps for SAIL readers. I’ve looked at the best apps for AIS, anchoring and navigation. I’ve tested new apps for boat logs, knot-tying and chartplotting. And when I wanted to send a postcard of my boat from a far-off sea, I found that, yes, there’s an app for that, too.
Take a break from winter’s chill with renowned sailing photographer Onne Van der Wal in his latest book, Sailing.
If you Google HMS Bounty, the now-perished tall ship’s website, tallshipbounty.org, still appears as the fifth search result with a description of the historic vessel underneath. Click on the link though, and you’re led to a blank white page. It’s an eerie reminder of the tragic events that led to the Bounty’s sinking during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.
Keep your digital music safe and dry while playing it offshore with Aquatic AV’s new Bluetooth-capable waterproof Digital Media Locker. The locker keeps most any digital music-playing...
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