Profiles

Hitchsailing Around the World

by Wynne Hedlesky, Posted April 29, 2014

In March of 2011 we hatched a plan: cast off and circumnavigate the globe under sail. There was just one problem. Although our plan was truly an epic one...


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Cruising

Brazil's Costa Verde

by Gordon Moon, Posted April 29, 2014

They arrive around mid-morning. A solitary motorboat cruises in, then two, then a dozen. Soon there is a steady line approaching over the horizon. They anchor stern-to along the beach, rafted up three, four and five rows deep. Soon the music starts, a jumble of competing rhythms.


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Boatworks

Many times while sailing my Precision 23 on our local lake I find myself reefing my main and roller-reefing the jib to almost nothing to keep the boat from excessive heeling when the wind is 20 knots...


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Boatworks

Along with a watertight hull and robust steering gear, there’s a third prerequisite for seaworthy sailboats: strong standing rigging.
Before the round-Atlantic voyage we’re now partway through, I worked hard to ensure our Valiant 40 Moon River was up to speed in the first two departments.


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Columns

 

Hobie was one of those true pioneers who brought sailing to the masses.

Rest easy, dude.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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