Sails+Rigging

Weight Watchers

by Sail Staff, Posted July 10, 2007
Looking for a lightweight, silky-smooth block that won’t shy away from a serious workout? Schaefer’s new M-Series blocks come in three sizes (66mm, 82mm, and 100mm) with five attachment options (singles, webbing/lashing singles, stand-up spring, halyard lead, and foot blocks). The blocks feature Torlon rollers and Delrin ball bearings in the sheave. This combination, coupled with a
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Life at Ninety (feet)

by Sail Staff, Posted July 5, 2007
July 5 was a fast-moving day at Port America's Cup.

From the sound of things, Valencia's chances of hosting the next America's Cup just dimmed, and Alinghi's chances of successfully defending just jumped.

Here is a link to the just-released Protocol for the next America's Cup, the one to be sailed in a yet-to-be defined/designed class of 90-foot sloop:


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Boatworks

BoatWorks Videos: Chart Plotters

by Sail Staff, Posted July 2, 2007
Boatworks videos show how to upgrade, repair, and improve your boat. Join Deputy Editor Mark Corke as he explains the features of the Raymarine C60 electronics system to be installed on the BoatWorks Bailout winner, Castaway, an Ericson 34T.

Episode 3: Overview of a Raymarine C60 Chart Plotter

Alinghi Wins a Wild One

by Sail Staff, Posted June 26, 2007
The Race 7 report from America's Cup Media:

Valencia, 3 July, 2007 - Alinghi won the 32nd America's Cup on Tuesday afternoon on the waters off Valencia. The Swiss Defender won its fourth consecutive race in dramatic fashion, to win the Match 5-2.

"I love this team," Alinghi President and afterguard member Ernesto Bertarelli moments after the finish.

This final race of


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Boatworks

Marine Plywood: The Boatbuilder's Friend

by Sail Staff, Posted June 25, 2007
Why every boatowner should learn to love plywood By Mark Corke

Click here to read a PDF version of this story.

One of the most versatile of panel materials, plywood is used for everything from sheathing houses to building boats. It’s not a new concept; laminated wood was used in ancient Egypt and China and


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