Flagships

In the ranks of dedicated bluewater boats, a few names crop up time and again that are synonymous with solid construction, reliable engineering and good seakeeping. One of those names is Hylas, whose stable of cruisers, from first Sparkman & Stephens and latterly Germán Frers, have an enviable pedigree. 


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Boatworks

Keeping Connected: Wi-Fi on Board

by Chris and Anne-Marie Fox, Posted July 2, 2014

Is the water potable? How’s the holding? Where’s the nearest chandlery? These are no longer the first questions posed by cruisers arriving in a new port. Nowadays, our first questions revolve around a more crucial topic: the Internet!


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Racing

Ryan Breymaier Takes First in the IMOCA Ocean Masters

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 1, 2014

U.S. sailor Ryan Breymaier took a big step toward his dream of competing in the 2016-17 Vendée Globe when he and co-skipper Pepe Ribes took first in the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race in June aboard the Open 60 Hugo Boss.


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Racing News

Charleston Hosts Fort 2 Battery Race

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 28, 2014

This past spring was an especially busy one on Charleston Harbor, with not one but three regattas taking place in quick succession in April: Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, the Moth North Americans and, new this year, the inaugural Fort 2 Battery Race, a high-speed 3.8 mile downwind sprint from Fort Sumter to the Charleston waterfront.


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Rallies

On board any cruising boat, charts and guides are pivotal for route-planning. But have you ever thought about how those guides are created? We checked in with the co-authors of an ICW cruising guide to get the skinny on guide-writing and ICW cruising.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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