Racing

Multi-stage Beach Cat Racing Remains the Ultimate Rush

by John Casey, Posted November 13, 2014

My eyes open after only one deep droning buzz from my alarm clock. I’m already half awake, my mind focused on a strange noise outside the shabby two-story Myrtle Beach hotel. As I stare at the cracked popcorn ceiling, I realize what it is: the sound of a northwesterly whipping through the small complex of buildings.


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Safety

During a recent conversation with retired Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone, I asked for his take on safety equipment for sailing offshore, and he responded with an answer I’d never heard before. 


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Rallies

Every year, nearly 50 cruising rallies take place around the globe. There are rallies that cross the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Gulf Stream and even the Indian Ocean, routes that circle the Baltic, the Delmarva Peninsula and the World.


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Boatworks

Low-Friction Rings from Ronstan

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 10, 2014

Ronstan’s lightweight Low-Friction Rings can be used as a maintenance-free alternative to conventional blocks in a variety of different heavy high-static load applications, such as lazyjacks, back stays, jib in-haulers and vangs.


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Boatworks

Sea Shield Marine’s new SALCA (sacrificial anode line cutter assembly) solves two problems in one: corrosion and line entanglement. Available in both zinc and aluminum, the SALCA has a stainless steel cutting edge that slices through errant lines while protecting your propeller shaft and other metal parts from galvanic degradation.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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