It was a not-so-balmy 25 degrees, and though Boston had been clobbered with eight inches of snow a couple of days before, the sun was shining and the breeze was blowing 15 knots—perfect weather for racing.


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Boatworks

Boatworks:The Dodger Project

by Andrew Howe, Posted January 21, 2015

Arguably, there are few items on a cruising boat more oriented to your sailing comfort than a dodger, especially in Maine, where cold water rules. Bashing to windward, pushing to get somewhere in a cold downpour or just keeping the crew happy, the dodger plays a major role.


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Pittman Innovation Awards

2015 Pittman Innovation Awards

by SAIL Editors, Posted January 20, 2015

One of the fun things about our Pittman Innovation Awards—besides getting to check out what’s new and improved in the sailing world—is the way each year’s winning class seems to have it’s own distinct personality.


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Boatworks

USB Electronics Charging Offshore

by Ben Ellison, Posted January 17, 2015

It was easy to gather a slew of devices on board Gizmo that hunger for a USB power supply at least occasionally. Heck, when the Verizon Android Galaxy phone is providing an LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and also streaming Bluetooth audio to the Fusion IP700 stereo as it is now—


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Short Tacks

by SAIL Editors, Posted January 16, 2015

For years, crews have battled to best the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record, which circumnavigates the island of Jamestown, on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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