SAIL's Tip of the Week

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 22, 2014

Impellers for the engine’s raw-water pump don’t last forever. Even if they aren’t destroyed by having been run dry following a blockage in the raw-water line, they still deteriorate over the years.


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Kimball Livingston

Maybe it means something that 20 percent of the 2014 Pacific Cup fleet is sailing doublehanded. Maybe it means something that the biggest annual race on San Francisco Bay is a goofy winter event for one- and two-person crews.


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Cruising News

Cruising Sailors Rescued by EPIRB Twice in Six Months

by Rachel Kashdan, Posted July 16, 2014

Just before sunset, nine hundred nautical miles from shore, three sailors and a dog jump into in a four-person liferaft as waves crash around them. For four hours they bail water by the gallon, surrounded only by a vast and encroaching darkness. 


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Apparel + Accessories

Gill Race Watch

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 16, 2014

Straightforward and reliable, the Gill Race Watch is exactly what sailors expect in a quality watch. Made of carbon-reinforced ABS plastic, it’s durable and water resistant to a depth of 98 feet


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Tech Talk

Peter Aschenbrenner has been fascinated by high performance trimarans since the mid-1970s. He not only has watched the breed evolve, but has also made three attempts to build a dream boat of his own—a fast cruiser that could sail the oceans with complete autonomy. 


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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