Getting Hitched

by Sail Staff, Posted March 5, 2007
By Rebecca Waters

We cruised by the Strawberry Island Lighthouse in Canada’s North Channel at 7 knots in a brisk 25-knot wind. I was aboard Henk Vanderhulst’s Precision 23, Go Gently, and he, despite his 80 years, was unwilling to risk his reputation for leaving the fleet in his wake. Henk worked the tiller with his foot as he reached forward to adjust the sails.


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NOW HIRING: Production Associate

by Sail Staff, Posted February 28, 2007
SAIL, the largest circulation sailing magazine in the world, is seeking a hard-working professional to join their fast-paced production team.

Primary responsibilities will include ad trafficking, some ad design, layout of the classified section, and approving page proofs. Along with various other production and billing duties, you’ll assist and report directly to the Production


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Gear and Reviews

Mr. Oxford Boat Yard

by Sail Staff, Posted February 28, 2007
I hesitated before throwing a heavy line into the thin outstretched arms of the older fellow standing at the head of our slip. But he caught the line, wrapped it deftly around a cleat, and beckoned for the next one. This was our first visit to the quiet Chesapeake Bay town of Oxford, Maryland, and we had just met James Robert “Just call me Jimmy” Taylor, Oxford Boat Yard’s 95-year-old dockmaster
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Electronics+Navigations

Remote Controlled

by Sail Staff, Posted February 16, 2007
If you want to harness the full power of your yacht’s flat-screen TV, high-end stereo, theater-area lighting and more, you can do it with Remote Technologies’s T4 Universal Controller. The touch-panel device features an integrated 802.11 WiFi card, onboard speakers, and a 6.4-inch LCD display with full VGA resolution, allowing this handheld to display video windows and web pages. This stand-alone
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Electronics+Navigations

Constant Watchman

by Sail Staff, Posted February 16, 2007
Clearly seeing objects at night and keeping a watchful eye on your yacht are objectives that any owner seeks, especially if these can be accomplished from anywhere. Night Vision Technologies’s 6000 series multiple-sensor vision system boasts a thermal imager, a high-resolution 312X zoom color camera, and an ultra-low-lux camera for crisp diurnal or nocturnal viewing. The unit also features a
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