Gear

2015 Pittman Innovation Awards

by SAIL Editors, Posted January 20, 2015

One of the fun things about our Pittman Innovation Awards—besides getting to check out what’s new and improved in the sailing world—is the way each year’s winning class seems to have it’s own distinct personality.


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Ocean Signal’s rescueME PLB1

by SAIL Editors, Posted January 16, 2015

Billing itself as the “world’s smallest PLB,” Ocean Signal’s rescueME PLB1 measures just 3in high by 2in wide and 1in deep. Specific features include a retractable antenna, 66-channel GPS receiver, fully functional 406MHz satellite transmitter, a 121.5MHz homing beacon and a strobe.


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Garmin’s GNX 20 and 21 instruments

by SAIL Editors, Posted January 9, 2015

Garmin’s GNX 20 and 21 instruments allow trimmers, drivers and navigators to get all the information they want, when they want it, no matter what the conditions. Measuring 4in across, the glass-bonded, monochrome displays feature over 50 different vessel parameters, including depth, wind, speed, course over ground, distance to waypoint and other navigational data.


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A New Onboard Headset Option

by Ben Ellison, Posted December 16, 2014

SAIL electronics editor, Ben Ellison, says Bluetooth-equipped My Team Talks headsets are an outstanding piece of gear for those who want to make sure all hands know what's going on when, say, anchoring in a stiff breeze.


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Holiday Gift Guide from SAIL

by SAIL Editors, Posted December 16, 2014

Once again, the editorial staff at SAIL magazine has been keeping an eye out all yearlong for bits of gear and other neat products that would make for great gifts during the holiday season.


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