Gear Most Commented

Karver Flying Cam Cleat

by Adam Cort, Posted January 10, 2012

“Every sailor’s ditty bag ought to have one of these things in it,” proclaimed one of our judges. Many of those ditty bags will, of course, belong to racers (dinghy sailors in particular will like the flying cleat for handling loaded working lines more comfortably), but we think cruisers will ultimately find the most creative uses.


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Take the Weather With You

A new star among the constellation of weather apps

 

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Power Sails, Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels

by Christopher White, Posted April 21, 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. 


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Traditionally, sailors have used a hand-bearing compass or rangefinder binoculars to take bearings on a mark, check the angle of an approaching boat to avoid a collision, determine their distance offshore, and monitor their anchor position.


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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


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