Cruising Tips

Voice of Experience: Scary Sunset on Galveston Bay

by Paul Jensen, Posted May 15, 2014

A hot July day on Galveston Bay with partly cloudy skies and a southeasterly wind was ideal for a sail, a picnic and a swim. Sailing upwind to the remote Redfish Island and then the Houston Ship Channel was where the afternoon sail turned perilous…


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Racing News

Designed by Bill Short in 1959, the rugged 12-foot Pelican is ideal for the high wind and chop found on San Francisco Bay, where the boat once numbered in the dozens.


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Sails+Rigging

Jefa Steering’s Disengagement Unit

by SAIL Editors, Posted May 13, 2014

Jefa Steering’s new disengagement unit allows you to take one of two twin helms offline by simply turning a knob in the hub...


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Cruising Grounds

Ocracoke Island is the southernmost island in the Outer Banks, part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is one of Dennis Mullen's favorite weekend cruises aboard Different Drummer, a 39-foot Prout catamaran. He writes from his experience and offers tips to help you get the most out of your visit. 


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Boatworks

I was intrigued by your answer about the loose-footed main (“Keep it Loose” Dec. 2013) and thought I could do the same on my boat. I also have a bolt rope foot that fits in a groove on the boom...


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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