Gear Review: Maui Jim’s Waterman Sunglasses

by Christopher White, Posted April 13, 2015

Maui Jim’s new Waterman sunglasses are designed specifically for on-the-water action. They feature lens vents to dry any water that is captured inside the lens


Gear Review: NYNE Aqua Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

by SAIL Editors, Posted April 7, 2015

The NYNE Aqua portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker is a great addition to your boat’s musical arsenal. The speaker has a 33ft Bluetooth connectivity range, so you can stream music from your smartphone


The 28th ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) finished up in St. Lucia in mid December, and a stroll around the docks at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina yielded some interesting sights. Not least among them was the number of general-purpose production cruisers that weren’t specifically built or marketed as ocean boats


Power Sails, Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels

by Christopher White, Posted March 9, 2015

Alain Janet is pretty talkative these days, and with good reason. The head of the UK Sailmakers loft in southern France, Janet has spent most of his adult life making sails and working on how to make them better—not just for sailors, but also for the environment. 


Standard Horizon Handheld HX870 Radio

by Ben Ellison, Posted March 9, 2015

These HX series handhelds are full-fledged DSC radios with all the direct/group calling and position polling features found on fixed radios.

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