Racing News

50th Pro-Am Regatta

by Adam Cort, Posted September 20, 2014

Help out a great cause and have a great time while you’re at it, racing sailboats and rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the sport as part of the Offshore Sailing School’s 50th anniversary Celebrity Pro-Am Regatta.


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Cruising

Yvan Bourgnon Solo Sailing a Catamaran Around the World

by Liesbet Collaert, Posted September 18, 2014

“Why don’t we find out?” I volunteered. Having a little chat with strangers while sailing can be entertaining, so I picked up the VHF and in my best French asked who was trying to call us.


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SAIL's Tip of the Week

by SAIL Editors, Posted September 16, 2014

Good communication between people on the bow and helm is very important when coming into a crowded anchorage or harbor. I used a system of hand signals for many years...


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Boatworks

Ask Sail: Misaligned Mast Track

by Don Casey, Posted September 16, 2014

I have a Cheoy Lee ketch, and the sail track on both wood masts has become misaligned. What is the best way to reattach the track? I plan on having the mast taken down when I have the boat hauled next month...


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Boatworks

Ask Sail: VHF Radios Ashore

by Gordon West, Posted September 16, 2014

I just bought two marine handheld radios that also have land channels for GMRS. A few weeks ago on a hike to Mt. Whitney, the marine VHF channels gave us extraordinarily increased range over the GMRS channels...


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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