Racing News

It was a tough year for the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) and Mini Transat races, thanks to a series of storms that churned their way through the Atlantic at the same time as their scheduled starts in late October.


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Columns

When I was a kid, I devoured Choose Your Own Adventure books. “If you think Marty should open the spooky door, turn to page 16. If you think Marty should run away from the haunted house, turn to page 23


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Cruising Grounds

One Simple Question has them sailing in search of an iceberg


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Boat Reviews

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469

by Adam Cort, Posted March 4, 2014

Following in the footsteps of the Sun Odyssey 509, the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469 incorporates much of what the veteran French boatbuilder has learned in developing the latest iteration of this venerable performance-cruiser line, which now boasts seven models. 


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Boat Reviews

J/88

by Adam Cort, Posted March 3, 2014

Although the new J/88 has very similar lines to the J/111 and J/70 that precede it, the boat still has a personality that is distinctly its own. 
For example, whereas the J/111 is almost in “big boat” range with its 9,300lb displacement, 36ft 6in LOA and 663ft2 of sail area, the J/88 is refreshingly nimble with its 4,990lb displacement, 439ft2 of sail area and a LOA of just over 29ft.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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