Boatworks One of the world’s most prestigious boat brands has changed hands. Oyster Marine, founded by Richard Matthews 35 years ago, has been bought by private equity firm Balmoral Capital. The company already owns the Italian luxury motoryacht builder Canados. Oyster Marine builds a range of luxury yachts from 45 to 125 feet, and its revenues amount to more than $100 million a year. Matthews will remain
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Boatworks

Slick Rig: DeWal Dynaglide MT Rigging Tape

by Sail Staff, Posted March 13, 2008
By David Schmidt

Unsightly is the rig with massive wads of rigging tape glommed onto the spreader tips; worse are sails that have been “punctuated” by uncovered spreaders. DeWAL Industries’s pressure-sensitive Dynaglide MT rigging tape, which is made from pure Teflon to yield an extremely low friction coefficient, easily adheres to spreader tips, turnbuckles, lifelines, deck


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Boatworks

BoatWorks: Early-Spring Checklist

by Sail Staff, Posted March 13, 2008
If your boat has been laid up for the winter, you’ll be dying to get back aboard and start getting it ready for the new season. The sooner you begin on the essentials, the more wiggle room you’ll have when the inevitable last-minute jobs crop up close to launch time. It might be too cold to paint, varnish, or use epoxy before April, but here are five things you should be able to take care of now.
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Cruising

Seamanship Rewarded: Cruising Club Awards

by Sail Staff, Posted March 13, 2008
Seventy-four-year-old circumnavigator Gillian West and world cruiser Peter Passano were recognized for their “meritorious seamanship and adventure upon the sea” by the Cruising Club of America. West received the club’s Far Horizons Award for her circumnavigation in the 34-foot sloop Khamsin. She completed the circumnavigation over a 14-year series of passages while exemplifying the club’s
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Wanted: The Next Great Sailing Writer

by Sail Staff, Posted March 13, 2008
Are your tales of coastal-cruising adventure compelling enough for the pages of SAIL? Do you cruise in an area we haven’t written about in a while? Is your writing professional enough for publication? If you answered yes to any of these, consider yourself on deadline.

SAIL Magazine is looking for undiscovered sailing journalists for our “Cruising America” writing contest. Your assignment


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