Cruising Grounds

Dinghy sailors will tell you there’s nothing quite like mastering lake sailing, where constant windshifts keep you on your toes, getting doused with spray is a welcome cool-down, and handling your boat just right, especially on the racecourse, is vital...


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Volvo Ocean Race

New Kids Draw First Blood

by Adam Cort, Posted October 6, 2014

If there was ever any doubt Team Alvimedica and its young American leaders—skipper Charlie Enright and watch captain Mark Towill—were ready for the 2014-25 Volvo Ocean Race, those doubts were put to rest Saturday as the team won the opening in-port event in Alicante, Spain.


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Boat Reviews

Boat Review: Xp44

by Adam Cort, Posted October 3, 2014

X-Yachts has long been one of my favorite production boatbuilders, for the simple reason that the company consistently builds great boats, and the Xp44 is no exception. This is a company that never cuts corners. The result is a boat that looks great, feels good and sails well.


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Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker on his team and the one-design Volvo Ocean 65


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Volvo Ocean Race

Following the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race

by SAIL Editors, Posted October 1, 2014

In 2014-15, the sailors not only have to deal with an all-new boat and new stopover ports, there has also been a major change to the way the event is scored. What follows is a brief guide to the nuts and bolts of the 2014-15 VOR, so you’ll be able to follow the action out on the water that much better.


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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid on his Second VOR

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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