SAIL's Tip of the Week

by SAIL Editors, Posted September 30, 2014

If you have older Dacron sails, a good method of preserving them while improving their working ability is to treat them with a fabric spray (the type used for tents, shoes, or furniture)...


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Boat Reviews

Boat Review: Salona 44

by Peter Nielsen, Posted September 30, 2014

Europe’s Adriatic coastline is not only one of the world’s most attractive cruising grounds, it’s home to some good boatbuilders, too. The latest of these to turn its attention to the U.S. market is Croatia’s Salona Yachts. 


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Profiles

A thin Spanish breeze skitters over the northwestern Mediterranean as evening slowly fades into night’s cooler comforts. Ashore in beautiful Barcelona, the evening’s bustle is reflected in the myriad lights that are sparking to life, but aboard the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss, U.S. sailor Ryan Breymaier and his Spanish teammate Pepe Ribes are living by the time-honored ocean-racing adage that “slow is smooth and smooth is fast.”


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Everything Else

When it comes to safety, working with rigging and completing everyday chores, knives have long been essential onboard tools. Here’s a selection of the best in the market.


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Sitting at a café overlooking “Palace Row,” where the big catamarans floated at the Miami Boat Show, I had a startling realization. Most of the potential buyers I observed being passed from greeter to salesperson to loan specialist to closer were the same people you might see in a Ferrari showroom.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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