Cruisers you can race

by Sail Staff, Posted May 30, 2007
By David Schmidt

With a little work and some practice, most cruising sailboats can become potent PHRF performers (See the June issue of SAIL). The following 15 boats are cruisers that are commonly raced in PHRF fleets, but that can also be raced as one-designs, provided there are other interested owners living near your home port. Please note that there are


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Louis Vuitton Cup: The Final Challenger Round

by Sail Staff, Posted May 22, 2007

The final knockout round to select a challenger for America's Cup 32 is well under way, with Emirates Team New Zealand up 2-0 over Luna Rossa. First to win five races will advance to race the defender, Alinghi. For daily coverage, see our Got Live blog, linked from the home page. Since the America's Cup first left the shores of the USA in 1983, there have been four contests in foreign


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Gear and Reviews

New Gear - November 2006

by Sail Staff, Posted May 16, 2007
Edited by David Schmidt

Hurricane InsuranceFew experiences are as surreal as prepping your boat for a hurricane. Will it be safe? Colligo Nautique has created this super-strong bridle-plate system that connects up to three anchors to help you ride out a blow. Made from zinc-plated, hot-dipped galvanized (HDG) steel, the system features a 3/4-inch HDG swivel that gives


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Gear and Reviews

New Gear - January 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted May 15, 2007
Edited by David Schmidt

Automatic AirbagsFor years, inflatable PFDs have provided sailors with a comfortable way to stay safe without wearing bulky gear. But there are more than a few stories of unwanted deployments. And how would you pull the jacket’s back-up manual “inflate” tab if you were knocked unconscious while getting tossed in the drink? Mustang


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New Gear - March 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted May 15, 2007
Edited by David Schmidt

TIES THAT BINDLongtime European ropemaker Teufelberger recentlypartnered with Ronstan to distribute Teufelberger’s FSERobline sailing ropes around the world. These ropes cover the full gamut of sailing needs, from all-around docking and mooring lines to state-of-the-art racing cords that have been proven on Volvo Ocean


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