Expert Advice

What It's Really Like to Own a Boat in Charter

by Paul F. Jacobs, Posted October 7, 2014

My wife, Nancy, and I are big-time charterers. We love to sail, we love to travel, and we love to do the two of them together—so much so that after several years of chartering once or twice a year, we were looking to increase that to four or five times a year. In our travels we’d heard about owning a charter boat in a fleet


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Cruising Grounds

Dinghy sailors will tell you there’s nothing quite like mastering lake sailing, where constant windshifts keep you on your toes, getting doused with spray is a welcome cool-down, and handling your boat just right, especially on the racecourse, is vital...


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Volvo Ocean Race

New Kids Draw First Blood

by Adam Cort, Posted October 6, 2014

If there was ever any doubt Team Alvimedica and its young American leaders—skipper Charlie Enright and watch captain Mark Towill—were ready for the 2014-25 Volvo Ocean Race, those doubts were put to rest Saturday as the team won the opening in-port event in Alicante, Spain.


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Boat Reviews

Boat Review: Xp44

by Adam Cort, Posted October 3, 2014

X-Yachts has long been one of my favorite production boatbuilders, for the simple reason that the company consistently builds great boats, and the Xp44 is no exception. This is a company that never cuts corners. The result is a boat that looks great, feels good and sails well.


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Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker on his team and the one-design Volvo Ocean 65


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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