This week in Newport, Rhode Island, the AC45 catamarans mixed it up in Newport Harbor, an area saturated in America’s Cup history. With the extensive on-shore viewing facilities and monstrous catamarans, this was an America’s Cup event for the books. We joined a behind-the-scenes tour to see just how they make the magic come to life.
As you might imagine, Sailstice--which celebrates the longest day of the year by going out for a sail--is everyone's favorite holiday here at SAIL. This year, Sailstice is celebrated on June 23, but we were so excited, we celebrated a couple days early. Here are some fun shots of the staff enjoying Marblehead, Mass., on Editor, Peter Nielsen's boat.
You'll never stop time, chafe and high loads from damaging your sails, but you can slow the process down and increase their life expectancy.
Sun, salt, high loads and unforgiving rigging all combine to sap your sails' strength and performance. Here's what you need to look for and what you need to know to fight back.
Photos by Elizabeth B. Wrightson
The Florida Keys make for a wonderful wintery escape. This February, we chartered a Fountaine Pajot Orana on a one-way trip from Key Largo to Key West with 360 Yachting. Highlights included deep-sea fishing, world-class snorkeling, a weekend in Key West and a plethora of pretty sunsets.