SAIL's Tip of the Week

by SAIL Editors, Posted October 14, 2014

Know Your Racing Flags...


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Everything Else

When it comes to safety, working with rigging and completing everyday chores, knives have long been essential onboard tools. Here’s a selection of the best in the market.


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Cruising

Heavy Weather Strategies When Sailing a Catamaran

by Peter Johnstone, Posted July 30, 2014

By their nature, larger catamarans are exceptionally safe offshore. It is not unusual to sail through mildly uncomfortable conditions, such as a gale, only to arrive in port and hear sailors on keelboats talk of “surviving” horrendous weather. A large modern catamaran has plenty of buoyancy and exceptional roll inertia.


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Comparing Design Ratios

by Jay E. Paris, Posted March 13, 2014

When buying a boat, consider how its ratios compare with those of similar boats in its category.


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Boatworks

The process of piloting in deep water is the same at night as in the daytime. Once clear of channels and buoys, it’s down to GPS fixes checked against estimates, distances and courses to steer. 


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