Ocean Racing

Racing across the Pacific

by Sail Staff, Posted July 3, 2005
FAST TIMES

The big boats in the hunt for the first-to-finish Barn Door trophy didn't take long to establish a fast pace. On the first full day of racing, the maxZ86 Morning Glory led a five-boat pack, all of which beat the previous 24-hour distance record. Morning Glory, with Peter Isler navigating and Russell Coutts in the afterguard, covered 393 miles.


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Navigation This month: coping with fog, inshore piloting

Seamanship

Sailing in fog

Summer sailing and fog seem to be inextricably linked in some parts of the country, and everyone who races or cruises will run into a bank of the gray stuff at one time or another. When you do, your priorities change from making good time toward your destination to not running into other


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SAIL's 2005 Marine Communications Review

by Sail Staff, Posted June 21, 2005
Ben Ellison reveals innovative marine comm products from Lowrance, Standard Horizon, Uniden, McMurdo, Maptech, WeatherWave, and more. Read on in 2005 Marine Communications
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'Round Admiralty Island

by Sail Staff, Posted June 19, 2005

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Boat Reviews

Contest 65CS

by Sail Staff, Posted June 2, 2005
Contest Yachts has been building well-found cruising boats for decades. Its 50-footer is a proven passagemaker with thousands of open-sea miles under its keel. But with the trend clearly moving toward larger semi-custom designs, Contest is offering a new 65-footer that it believes will fill a niche. With a masthead rig and powerful sailplan, the yacht has been designed to perform well over a full
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