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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Taste Test: Dehydrated and Freeze-Dried Food

by Sail Staff, Posted March 13, 2008
Days away from port and thousands of miles offshore, a sailor in the Volvo Ocean Race decides whether to eat chicken la king, beef stroganoff, or three-cheese lasagna for dinner. But the teams in the round-the-world race are not airlifting in home-cooked entres, and they have not hired chefs. The sailors’ hot meals come from freeze-dried and dehydrated food.

It’s the


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Ocean Racing

Global WiFi

by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2008
One of the biggest wildcards in the next Volvo Ocean Race will be the role of the dedicated media man. This crewmember will not have an actual sailing role (it remains to be seen if he/she can even help out with domestic duties such as cleaning the galley), but instead will be responsible for shooting still- and video footage of the boats as they rip their way around the world. This job will
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Racing

New Volvo Ocean Race CEO

by Sail Staff, Posted March 7, 2008
For those of you who closely follow the Volvo Ocean Race, you will know that Glenn Bourke, who steered the managerial duties of the event since November of 2002, stepped down in December of 2007. Filling these shoes was no easy task, as Bourke himself has a deep sailing resume, as well as the sort of leadership and managerial skills necessary to drive an event as dynamic as the VOR. Bourke
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Now the Kiwis Sue

by Sail Staff, Posted March 6, 2008
This one's been chugging down the track making noise for a long, long while, but it was an open question whether or not Team New Zealand would wait for the courts to rule on the legal battle between Larry Ellison's BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi. Now we have the answer.

The ETNZ issues and Oracle issues are not really linked, though they are inextricably intertwined. All that ever needed to


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