Profiles

Taking on Trash with the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean

by Rachel Kashdan, Posted July 30, 2014

The scientists, researchers and crew at the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean are on a mission to hunt down ocean debris aboard the 60-foot “green” research sailboat, American Promise.


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Boats & Gear

Best Anchoring Practices for your Catamaran

by Rick Williams, Posted July 30, 2014

The anchoring technique we developed doesn’t differ much from that used on a monohull. We choose a spot with good protection and adequate swinging room, and then deploy the anchor as Dragonfly is moving slowly in reverse. Usually Cindy is on the bow, and I am at the helm. I call out the depths so she will know how much rode to run out.


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Boats & Gear

There’s no holding back these multihull designers and builders. New designs are proliferating. Here are just a few of the latest.


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Cruising

Take one look at a typical dinghy dock and you’ll see inflatables with outboard motors have won the popularity debate. But we use a hard Dyer Dhow dinghy with oars and a sail and wouldn’t have it any other way.


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Cruising

Heavy Weather Strategies When Sailing a Catamaran

by Peter Johnstone, Posted July 30, 2014

By their nature, larger catamarans are exceptionally safe offshore. It is not unusual to sail through mildly uncomfortable conditions, such as a gale, only to arrive in port and hear sailors on keelboats talk of “surviving” horrendous weather. A large modern catamaran has plenty of buoyancy and exceptional roll inertia.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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