Columns

Voice of Experience: Going Wrong in Fives

by Timothy B. Glynn, Posted July 14, 2014

John D. Macdonald, through his iconic character Travis McGee, observed that one thing never goes wrong on a boat. Instead, things go wrong in threes.


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Racing News

AC35 Hopefuls Duke it Out in the Extreme Sailing Series

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 12, 2014

While the powers that be are proving frustratingly slow at deciding on a regatta format or final boat design for the 35th America’s Cup, the sailors themselves have been plenty busy fanning out across the globe in search of additional multihull racing experience.


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Racing News

The hype surrounding the recent America’s Cup would have you believe that to go foiling in a catamaran requires a Herculean effort, but this is not the case. On the AC72s the monumental crew workout we all witnessed was required to maintain pressure in the hydraulics controlling the foils and the wing.


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Cruising Tips

Furl that Genoa!

by Peter Nielsen, Posted July 10, 2014

There are two reasons for leaving a scrap of genoa unfurled when you’re not sailing.


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Boats

Gunboat 60

by Charles J. Doane, Posted July 10, 2014

Since the company’s inception a dozen or so years ago, Gunboat’s no-holds-barred Morrelli & Melvin-designed boats, with their distinctive angular slab-sided hulls, have become the ultimate objects of desire for a whole generation of multihull sailors. 


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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