Cruising

Days of Whine and Wind Roses

by Sail Staff, Posted August 6, 2008
A fast boat. Summer's prevailing southwesterlies. Plenty of quaint harbors to explore. How hard could it be to cruise/circumnavigate Cape Cod on an F-24 trimaran?

It was all going to be so easy and so much fun when we pulled out the charts and kicked around the "Hey, let's circumnavigate Cape Cod" idea. August is the best month of the summer, we thought. Our F-24 trimaran


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Sails+Rigging

Spiked!

by Sail Staff, Posted August 6, 2008
Spinlock’s new Deckware fid is the first piece of gear that the DHS has confiscated from me before I boarded a commercial flight. Luckily, I was flying home from a boat show and not to an ocean race, but the experience solidified the fact that this fid packs some punch. The unit features a long needle end, allowing it to work with snap shackles up to Tylaska size T-20’s. Its
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Apparel + Accessories

Gear Test: Foulies

by Sail Staff, Posted August 5, 2008
We had the opportunity to test top-of-the-line foul weather gear from Musto and Gill HPX Ocean and Gill Atlantic gear on a Southern Ocean sailing expedition to South Georgia,” writes our man in te field, Hamish Laird, skipper of the high-latitudes charter boat Seal.. “The Musto HPX Ocean and Gill Atlantic suits have now done over 5000 miles on the boat in cold, wet
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Cup Watch

BMW Oracle Appeals Court Ruling

by Sail Staff, Posted August 3, 2008
A terse statement from BMW Oracle Racing announces the expected appeal of last week's court ruling:

Valencia, Spain, 1 August 2008: The Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) said today it has lodged an appeal against this week’s decision of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court.“We believe the Challenger of Record has to be a real yacht club. It cannot be something


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Cup Watch

SHOCKER DECISION IN NY COURT

by Sail Staff, Posted July 29, 2008
The New York State Supreme Court's Appellate Division ruled 3-2 on Tuesday that Club Nautico Espanol de Vela is the legitimate challenger of record for America's Cup 33. This decision according power to an entity that was gathering dust (did they even bother to pretend to hold an annual regatta this year?) reinstates CNEV's right to negotiate terms of the next competition with the current Cup
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