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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SECTARIAN DIVIDE

by Sail Staff, Posted January 25, 2007
by Kimball Livingston

Naval architect Bill Langan wants you to know: "This country needs an enlightened conversation about which rating rules work for what purpose, and why."

Cool, but whenever I write about rating rules, first I take a deep breath, and I say a little prayer . . .

A decision by leading New England clubs to create a 2007-season IRC/PHRF split at PHRF


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Boatworks

Silent Driver

by Sail Staff, Posted January 18, 2007
The Tiller Trimmer is a simple self-steering device for tiller-steered boats. Mount it on your tiller, run a control line from one side of the cockpit to the other through the Tiller Trimmer, and you can lock the tiller in place by tightening the unit’s control knob. The device, made of N6 Nylon, has a ball-bearing Delrin sheave that evenly feeds the control line into the control knob, regardless
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