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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Profiles

The Farr 40 is easily one of the most competitive owner/driver one design classes afloat, placing a world championship title amongst the highest-level achievements that a well-polished sailing program can attain. 


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Columns

Dawn on the morning of my 40th birthday, singlehanding 300 miles offshore, I had just wrapped up an ambitious, five-year work stint that provided for the sailboat of my dreams plus a kitty to take her cruising.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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