Viewpoint: I Support Rebel Heart

by Kate Laird, Posted July 8, 2014

Sailing makes the news when there’s a disaster. The rest of the time, thousands of small boats traverse the oceans in safety, carrying hundreds of families with young children. 


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Multihull Sailor

If you catch these cruisers on the other side, while memories of the Atlantic are still fresh in their minds, that’s when their sea stories are best, which is why we joined the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia one week before Christmas.


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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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SAIL Magazine and the Boston Sailing Center come together to teach the rolling hitch, an essential sailing knot that is most often used to release an override on a winch

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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