Boat Reviews

Passport Yachts has been building semi-custom voyaging sailboats for three decades. For the last 20 years these boats have been produced in a modern facility in China. Thom Wagner has been the force behind the company from the beginning, and he still is the man to see when you are ready to buy one. His latest project is the Passport Vista 615 Twin Cockpit, designed by Bill Dixon.


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Volvo Ocean Race

Chinese-flagged Dongfeng is clearly the boat to beat as the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race fleet bashes its way through the early stages of Leg 4 from Sanya, China, to Auckland, New Zealand. Not only is the team number one on the overall leaderboard following a first-place finish on Leg 3 from Abu Dhabi to China, it also took first in the inshore race on February 7—the first time a Chinese-flagged team has done so in the VOR. Nonetheless, if there’s one thing that’s remained constant throughout the ever-changing history of Volvo Ocean Race, it’s that it’s never over until it’s over. 


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Cruising

Voice of Experience: Staring into Oblivion

by Jerrad Kozloff, Posted February 9, 2015

One of the five most difficult passages in the world, worst in the Caribbean, impossible; this was almost all my wife, Josie, and I heard when we announced our plan to sail the 500 miles from Cartagena, Colombia, nonstop to the island of Bonaire.


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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Awards Celebrate Sailboat Racing

by SAIL Editors, Posted February 9, 2015

Yachting photographers from all over the world submit photographs to the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image contest for a chance to win one of two prizes—the main Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award


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Columns

Wally’s Laws of Boating

by Wally Moran, Posted February 6, 2015

When Murphy’s Law just doesn’t cut it...

 

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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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