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by Sail Staff, Posted February 16, 2007
If you’ve traveled to the world’s exotic ports, odds are good that you’ve experienced troubles accessing shore power. Vectek’s VSP Series II shore-power converter equalizes a boat’s power requirements with available shore power. The VSP Series II accepts multiple power inputs; you determine whether the power supply is one- or three-phrase, and the converter does the rest. The unit also features
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Serve Chilled

by Sail Staff, Posted February 16, 2007
If there’s anything better than enjoying a glass of bubbly on the water, it’s enjoying a cold glass of bubbly. Veuve Clicquot’s Ice Jacket makes it easy to keep a prechilled 750-ml bottle of Veuve Clicquot (or other similarly bottled spirits) cold for up to two hours, without ice or refrigeration. Featuring a neoprene-lined skin, leather trimmings, a zipper enclosure, and a button closure around
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Red Bull Makes You Fly

by Sail Staff, Posted February 5, 2007
Story and Photos by Heike Schwab

DubaiThere is a general expectation that fashion-forward Dubai has a future in America's Cup competition. If you find that far fetched—for an Arab Emirate lying across the Persian Gulf from Iran and 500 miles from Iraq—offer a different explanation of why the America's Cup and the Louis Vuitton Cup and longtime


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Cruising Grounds

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.


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Giggle This

by Sail Staff, Posted January 30, 2007
You gotta love watching the crazy (and apparently rather smart) Frenchmen who touched 47.2 knots in their contraption, l’Hydroptre. They're after official speed records, and they just might get them.

I watched the video and just sat here giggling, imagining the ride. And then I did it again. Maybe I'm strange, but that's what happens for me at
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