Boat Reviews

Alden 55

by Sail Staff, Posted January 16, 2006
Designer Bill Cook has teamed up with Alden Yachts to create this semi-custom center-cockpit yacht with a 44-foot, 5-inch waterline and a 15-foot, 8-inch beam. Construction will be in epoxy with a balsa core. With tooling completed and hull number 1 well under way Cook also has drawn up plans for aft-cockpit and pilothouse versions; the latter will come with a well-appointed inside steering
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Boatworks

AND THE WINNER IS...

by Sail Staff, Posted January 16, 2006

With over 350 entries, choosing a winner for the BoatWorks Bailout contest was no small feat. So many deserving owners, so many ailing boats—only one lucky recipient. In the end, the prize goes to John and Le Ann Smith of Rhode Island. Their Ericson 34 will undergo a thorough restoration over the coming months that you can follow in future issues of BoatWorks magazine.


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Gear and Reviews

Gear at the 1500

by Sail Staff, Posted January 9, 2006
The Caribbean 1500 was a success in 2005. It seems like everyone had a great time, and for the most part, everyone was safe and happy. If you’ve been wondering how everyone else survived, here’s your chance. SAIL sent out a survey to participants after the cruise in order to get a feel for what type of equipment was used and whether or not it worked well. The results are in, and it looks like
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One for the Women

by Sail Staff, Posted January 9, 2006
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Corona del Mar, CAFebruary 4, 2006In 1972, with eighteen months of sailing under her belt, Gail Hine had a monumental task ahead of her when she decided to start a program to teach women to sail. Her determination left her with the creation of WISP (Women’s Instructional Sailing Program). That summer, she ran three seminars, including a beginner,
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Everything Else

Dog Saver

by Sail Staff, Posted January 9, 2006
Hoisting a wet and wriggling dog onto a boat is no joke. This nifty canine boat ladder from Paws Aboard not only lets Fido get himself aboard after a cooling swim, it gives him a chance to shake himself dry before he reaches the cockpit. Measuring 16 inches by 64 inches, the $219 ladder folds away for storage. It looks like it will work best on boats with low freeboard or when deployed from a
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