Caribbean

In the pantheon of Caribbean racing, St. Maarten’s Heineken Regatta is the standout. The BVI Spring Regatta, the Rolex-Regatta-as-was in the USVI (now the St. Thomas International Regatta), Antigua Sailing Week—these are all great events in their own right, but somehow the French/Dutch island of Sint Maarten/St. Martin has become home to the definitive Caribbean regatta.


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Boatworks

Ask SAIL: Repainting Fiberglass

by Don Casey, Posted February 25, 2015

 I have a 1972 Cal 2-29. The interior fiberglass was evidently painted at the factory. Now, however, large pieces of paint are peeling off everywhere. I have found a solution for removing the old paint by first scraping and then using a combination of peel-and-strip paper with some orange citrus Home Depot paint remover.


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Apparel + Accessories

Gear Review: Olympia RG850 Flashlight

by Christopher White, Posted February 24, 2015

A high performance waterproof flashlight is an essential onboard accessory. The Olympia RG850 has all the staples of a rugged fixture on your boat—waterproof and impact resistant


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Racing News

Short Tacks in Racing News

by SAIL Editors, Posted February 22, 2015

It’s tough to beat the J/105 when it comes to an affordable high-performance 35ft racer-cruiser that is easily sailed and attracts top-shelf international Corinthian talent.


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Racing News

December’s 70th annual Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race more than lived up to its pre-race hype, especially in the super-maxi class, where five 100-footers tangoed for line honors. Most notable among the super-sleds were the Oatley family’s Reichel/Pugh-designed Wild Oats XI and Jim and Kristy Clark’s brand-new VPLP/Verdier design, Comanche


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Footage of the Race Leaders Rounding Cape Horn

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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