IBEX Innovation Awards

by Sail Staff, Posted October 11, 2007
While the IBEX innovation award judges are busy deciding this year’s winners (check back next week for the results), here are three nominees that caught our attention. Admittedly, IBEX skews toward the powerboat side, but there was plenty or gear, gadgets, and technology that could easily be used on a sailboat.

Rapid PatchThis low


IBEX 2007 Photo Gallery

by Sail Staff, Posted October 11, 2007


Welcome to IBEX

by Sail Staff, Posted October 11, 2007
The 2007 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference kicked off Wednesday in Miami, featuring over 800 companies showcasing the latest in boatbuilding design and repair. While the three-day event isn’t aimed at the retail sailor, much of the gear and technology on display could be coming to a sailboat, boatbuilder, or boat yard near you soon. And that's why we sent SAIL associate

Ties That Bind

by Sail Staff, Posted October 9, 2007
If your boat is equipped with Karver blocks, you can now add an additional upgrade by investing in Karver’s rope shackles (compatible with KB6, KB8, KB10, KN12, KB8c, KB10C, and KB12C blocks). The rope shackles are lighter per given strength rating than stainless steel shackles, won’t scratch up your deck, and are noiseless. Moreover, the rope shackles are purported to be easier to open than

Olympic and Paralympic Trials, USA

by Sail Staff, Posted October 7, 2007
176 entrants
9 days of racing
Two coasts
12 of 13 Olympic classes


Newport/Middletown, R.I.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
After a 16-race series off Aquidneck Island, in shifty winds that ranged from light and fluky to sustained 18 knots and surfable seas, winners in five classes have been named to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic

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