Racing News

U.S. Olympic Sailing Team managing director Josh Adams on the future of his squad


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SAIL's Tip of the Week

by SAIL Editors, Posted December 19, 2014

The traditional way to coil a line is to make coils of equal length and drop them into the palm of your hand. Hold the end of the line in one hand and use the other hand to lay the coils, one on top of the other, into your palm.


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Boatworks

Repairing Wooden Rubrails and Toerails

by Paul Calder, Posted December 19, 2014

Thanks to the high cost of marine lumber and a growing aversion to brightwork maintenance, fewer new boats these days have wooden rubrails or toerails. This is understandable—wood is pricey to install and, if finished bright, is a lot of work to maintain.


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Boat Reviews

Fareast 18

by Adam Cort, Posted December 16, 2014

Unlike most production boatbuilders in Asia, Shanghai Far East Boats is a legitimately indigenous company manufacturing its own line of boats, as opposed to a Western-based enterprise looking to lower its labor costs. 


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Electronics+Navigations

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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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid on his Second VOR

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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