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Designed by Bill Short in 1959, the rugged 12-foot Pelican is ideal for the high wind and chop found on San Francisco Bay, where the boat once numbered in the dozens.


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Voice of Experience: The Less Difficult Sail

by Lambros Karrie, Posted May 6, 2014

About a mile east of the Saint Lucie shoal and about 15 miles from the entrance to Ft. Pierce, as John was negotiating a steep wave, we heard a sudden loud noise under our feet. John screamed “Take it, take it!” as the boat headed into the wave. The reefed genoa backed, and the boat came about and started heading in the opposite direction with the wind and waves on our port side.


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Cruising

On our second date, my soon-to-be husband, Ben, showed me the film Jean De Sud by Yves Gelinas, featuring a man sailing solo around the world...


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Sails+Rigging

Few sailors look forward to climbing the mast, but inevitably there comes a time when it’s necessary to make repairs aloft. Bosun’s chairs are the method of choice, but you need...


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Voice of Experience: Race Interrupted

by Tim Turner, Posted April 15, 2014

As I tried to drop the mainsail on my Laguna 26 Sailvation in the midst of a howling hailstorm, I remembered the story of Ulysses being lashed to his mast.


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