Electronics+Navigations

LED There Be Light

by Sail Staff, Posted November 12, 2007
Looking to illuminate your foredeck without chewing through batteries? Petzl’s new Tikka XP LED headlamp cranks out a blinding (literally) 35 lumens at its maximum-brightness setting and sports three other brightness levels—optimum, economic, and boost. The unit's clear-plastic slide converts the illumination from a spot beam to the diffused lighting that is optimal for chart work. The headlamp
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Olympic Umpires Named, Tornado Capsized

by Sail Staff, Posted November 12, 2007
ISAF on November 12 announced its officiating team for the 2008 Olympic Games at Qingdao, China, noting that the emphasis on the final-day medal races places extra pressure on the quality of the judging. No doubt sailors and the sailing public will pay close attention when the time comes, because creating that "medal round" is the only conspicuous move made toward meeting a conspicuous need for
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ISAF Oly officials

by Sail Staff, Posted November 12, 2007

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Nano What?

by Sail Staff, Posted November 12, 2007
For most Americans, “nano” entered their lexicon when Apple first introduced its tiny iPod. Now “nano” has entered the sailing vocabulary, as in “nano-tube-enhanced carbon-fiber spars.” It’s a technology that could eventually be used to build better hulls, rudders, and keels.

Conventional carbon-fiber masts are constructed by laying up individual layers of carbon fiber with epoxy resin and


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BoatWorks Tips: Repairing Antiskid

by Sail Staff, Posted November 8, 2007
If there was ever a product that sailors should know about, Flex Mold is it—and no, I don’t have a connection with the company.

No matter how careful you are, it's inevitable that the deck of your boat is vulnerable to wear and tear. Winches get dropped, gear gets added, and the antiskid starts to look less than brand-new. Of course, you can always paint the deck, but in my case the


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