Apparel + Accessories

West Marine Regatta Timer Watch

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 18, 2014

West Marine’s Regatta Timer Watch with built-in compass is exceptionally user-friendly, with a ring of digital black boxes along the perimeter of the face to indicate seconds

Apparel + Accessories

West Marine Digital Tide Watch

by Sail Staff, Posted July 18, 2014

West Marine’s Digital Tide Watch not only displays both high and low tides, it also includes a tide prediction function presented in the form of a digital, easy-to-understand graph.


Mast Splicing

by Win Fowler, Posted July 17, 2014

I just purchased a new Seldén mast for my 42-foot sailboat, but was surprised to see a splice in the lower part of the mast. I expected a one-piece extrusion. 

Cruising News

Cruising Sailors Rescued by EPIRB Twice in Six Months

by Rachel Kashdan, Posted July 16, 2014

Just before sunset, nine hundred nautical miles from shore, three sailors and a dog jump into in a four-person liferaft as waves crash around them. For four hours they bail water by the gallon, surrounded only by a vast and encroaching darkness. 

Apparel + Accessories

Gill Race Watch

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 16, 2014

Straightforward and reliable, the Gill Race Watch is exactly what sailors expect in a quality watch. Made of carbon-reinforced ABS plastic, it’s durable and water resistant to a depth of 98 feet


Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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