Columns

Nothing dispels winter’s gloom from the dyspeptic souls of Salish Sea cruising sailors like sunshine, blue skies and a juicy bit of gossip with your morning coffee. When the rite of spring commissioning comes around in the Pacific Northwest...


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Boat Reviews

Tested: Tofinou 8

by Adam Cort, Posted May 15, 2014

One of the new generation of small boats coming out of Europe, aboard which aesthetics are as important as performance, the Tofinou 8 is also packed with interesting features that allow you to do a lot more than just go for a spin around the harbor.


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Cruising Tips

Voice of Experience: Scary Sunset on Galveston Bay

by Paul Jensen, Posted May 15, 2014

A hot July day on Galveston Bay with partly cloudy skies and a southeasterly wind was ideal for a sail, a picnic and a swim. Sailing upwind to the remote Redfish Island and then the Houston Ship Channel was where the afternoon sail turned perilous…


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Racing News

Designed by Bill Short in 1959, the rugged 12-foot Pelican is ideal for the high wind and chop found on San Francisco Bay, where the boat once numbered in the dozens.


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Sails+Rigging

Jefa Steering’s Disengagement Unit

by SAIL Editors, Posted May 13, 2014

Jefa Steering’s new disengagement unit allows you to take one of two twin helms offline by simply turning a knob in the hub...


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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