Boatworks

WinchRite ABT Electric Winch

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 10, 2014

The WinchRite ABT (Advanced Brushless Technology) is an improved version of the battery-operated winch handle that has already been sparing sailors’ arms for a number of years.


FULL STORY
Boatworks

Installing shore power on a cruising boat is an easy and relatively inexpensive project, as long as you have basic DIY skills, can read a manual and are realistic about your needs. If you’re just planning to live aboard your boat in a marina and want to run appliances like a heater, a fan, a TV and a blender (hey—why not?), then you can get by with a simple installation that will set you back just a few hundred bucks if you do the work yourself. 

 

FULL STORY
Apparel + Accessories

Racing Cloths from Gill

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 10, 2014

Gill’s latest clothing builds on the Race Collection the company introduced in 2010, with even lighter, more high-tech fabrics to promote flexibility and comfort afloat.


FULL STORY
ARC

All the sailors who participated in the World Cruising Club’s (WCC) 2014 DelMarVa Rally this past June had one goal in common: start small, build big. At least that’s what Mark Johnson, skipper of Aisling, told me at the prize-giving ceremony afterward. 


FULL STORY
Boat Reviews

Adapted from a successful youth match-racing design, every feature of the Andrews 21 is keyed toward teaching and training. I sailed the boat in a mild breeze in Newport Harbor, California, its native waters, and it delivered what I expected. The boat was lively, but tractable, and comfortable in every way, whether it be from an emotional perspective—she looks contemporary and aggressive—to physically finding my place in the cockpit.


FULL STORY

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

image description
  • facebook
  • twitter