Electronics+Navigations

Unwired

by Sail Staff, Posted August 11, 2007
Tacktick’s new solar-powered waterproof Race Master System is packed with useful features, including an electronic compass, a speed log, and a depthsounder, and can be wirelessly networked with other Tacktick instruments to display wind speed, wind direction, windshift averaging, and mean-wind-direction data. In addition, it can connect to your boat’s NMEA interface to display GPS data. The kit’s
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Boatworks

Secure Footing

by Sail Staff, Posted August 11, 2007
Working on a pitching foredeck is hard enough, but when the deck’s antiskid wears down it can be downright dangerous. Pachena’s new KiwiGrip coating breathes new life onto an aging deck. Simply roll on KiwiGrip with Pachena’s proprietary roller and allow it to dry (24 hours). KiwiGrip can be applied to fiberglass, wood, metal (with the use of primers), epoxy, and concrete for a durable finish;
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Charter

Sail Away - February 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted August 10, 2007

Spain Calling - February 2007

The upcoming America’s Cup events in Valencia (semifinals June 1–11, finals June 23–July 4) have drawn attention to Spain, with its long coastline, maritime history, and many attractions, as a charter venue. If you are among the many sailors worldwide thinking about combining a charter with a trip to the Cup matches—or just thinking about
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Cup Watch

Arbitrating the Camel Racing

by Sail Staff, Posted August 5, 2007
If you have landed here, that's fine. But this story was originally intended as an entry at the SAIL blog. If you would rather read it there you can click here.

By Kimball Livingston

August 5, 2007

Hearing Vincenzo Onorato come out against the Alinghi protocol for America's Cup 33—Onorato is Mr. Mascalzone Latino—I


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ITALIAN LESSONS

by Sail Staff, Posted July 31, 2007
By David Schmidt

I'll admit it: I'm terrible at learning foreign languages. I can learn a particular word in, say, Spanish, only to forget it five minutes later. This doesn't bode well for international travel, but I can usually scrape by. So when I was invited to sail on a Swan 601 for the final day of the Swan American regatta, it never crossed my mind that I might be taking on a


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