Boatworks

Q I’m trying to figure out why the paddle-wheel transducer for my Raymarine ST60 knot log is registering incorrectly...


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Signaling & Safety Equipment

by SAIL Editors, Posted May 23, 2014

There are many different aspects to safety afloat, including having the necessary tools to deal with emergencies when they happen, and being able to call for help when all else fails


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Racing News

U.S. Sailor joins this Month's Open 60 Transatlantic Race

by SAIL Editors, Posted May 22, 2014

Open 60 fans will get a rare chance to see the boats in action in the United States at the start of the double-handed New York-Barcelona Transoceanic Regatta, the first of three IMOCA Ocean Masters World Champtionship races set for this year. The three-race series will culminate in the Barcelona World Race


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The Great Texas 300 Hits the Beach

by SAIL Editors, Posted May 22, 2014

This year marks the 12th running of the Great Texas 300—a marathon event in which many teams are forced to drop out before they even have a chance to truly get going, as their dreams come to grief in the heavy surf of the race’s signature beach starts.


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Eight Bells: Hobart "Hobie" Alter

by John Casey, Posted May 22, 2014

Hobie Alter began playing games in the Pacific Ocean in his teens. At 18, he started competing in surfing competitions, and in 1953 opened his first surfboard shop in Dana Point, California. He quickly developed ways to improve balsa core surfboard production, and it didn’t take him long to invent the foam-core surfboard, which revolutionized the sport by giving surfers a lighter, more agile toy to play with.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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