Cruising Grounds

Iguana in Exumas

by Tor Pinney, Posted January 14, 2015

The outlying Bahamas islands of the Allens Cay group offer a pristine, almost landlocked anchorage for yachts transiting between the Exumas and points west and north. One of them, Leaf Cay, is also the last refuge of the endangered Allens Cay Rock Iguanas


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Multihull

Boat Review: Gunboat 55

by Peter Nielsen, Posted January 14, 2015

When Gunboat founder Peter Johnstone approached Nigel Irens—the veteran Brit designer with a string of record-breaking racing cats and tris to his name—about creating a new line of high-performance catamarans, one thing was certain: the end result would be like no production boats seen before. 


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Cruising Grounds

Central America Cruising

by Mike and Robin Stout, Posted January 12, 2015

Cruisers call it the “forgotten coast,” both because it’s off the beaten track that leads to the islands of the South Pacific and because coastal cruisers rarely make it further south than Mexico. For many, the Pacific coast of Central America conjures up visions of corrupt governments and guerilla warfare, but for others it means palm trees and pristine beaches.


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Electronics+Navigations

Garmin’s GNX 20 and 21 instruments

by SAIL Editors, Posted January 9, 2015

Garmin’s GNX 20 and 21 instruments allow trimmers, drivers and navigators to get all the information they want, when they want it, no matter what the conditions. Measuring 4in across, the glass-bonded, monochrome displays feature over 50 different vessel parameters, including depth, wind, speed, course over ground, distance to waypoint and other navigational data.


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Boats & Gear

Best Anchoring Practices for your Catamaran

by Rick Williams, Posted January 9, 2015

The anchoring technique we developed doesn’t differ much from that used on a monohull. We choose a spot with good protection and adequate swinging room, and then deploy the anchor as Dragonfly is moving slowly in reverse. Usually Cindy is on the bow, and I am at the helm. I call out the depths so she will know how much rode to run out.


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Footage of the Race Leaders Rounding Cape Horn

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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