Charter

Charter deals

by Sail Staff, Posted May 21, 2009
Sunsail was one of the pioneers of the flotilla style of chartering, and the company has some great deals going on its BVI flotillas through summer and in to the fall. You can get 20% off on select dates—call 1-800-797-5309 and mention SAIL Magazine—and also check out the “Sailing With Railey” flotilla, hosted by Olympic sailor Zach Railey, from 6-13 November.

Caribbean not exotic enough


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Boatworks

See Dog

by Gordon West, Posted May 20, 2009
Jack Hammond of North Carolina, asks:

"Reception was good on my analog TV using a Shakespeare SeaWatch 2025 amplified omni-directional masthead antenna. But I’ve been told the new digital converter box won’t work with this antenna and that I should get a new TV. Is this right?"

Gordon West replies:

The antenna is fine but make sure the converter


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Boat Reviews

Rustler 24

by Peter Nielsen, Posted May 20, 2009
If you’ve never heard of Rustler Yachts, well, that’s not surprising. It’s a respected British company that produces small numbers of rugged, well-built cruising boats, and they’ve never before had a distributor on this side of the Atlantic. I’ve sailed both the Rustlers 36 and 42 and enjoyed them very much. The 42 is a fast cruiser in the modern idiom, with a tall rig, deep
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Inshore Racing

Zach Railey, Sunsail team up for 2012

by Sail Staff, Posted May 20, 2009
Zach Railey wasn't expected to win a medal for sailing in the Finn class at the 2008 Olympic games. However, with his skill and training, he managed to grab a silver medal at Qingdao and now plans to try for the 2012 event in Great Britain.

Sunsail Sailing Vacations will team up with the 2008 US Sailing Sportsman of


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Boatworks

GPS system questions

by Peter Nielsen, Posted May 20, 2009
The Government Accountability Office’s report last week on the parlous state of the Global Positioning Satellite system should set alarm bells ringing. When a body like the GAO warns that the GPS system is in crisis, all of us – not just sailors – need to take notice. GPS technology is so omnipresent in modern life that few areas of transportation remain unaffected by it.

The GAO report


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