Cruising Tips

Voice of Experience: Shafted in the Jumentos

by Robert Strickland, Posted April 2, 2015

The prop shaft is broken, and bad weather is coming. Now what?

We were not going anywhere under power now for sure, and in the light air the tide was taking us down onto the rocks of the northern Jumentos Cay at a rapid rate.

 

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Volvo Ocean Race

It’s been the best of times and the worst of times for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race fleet as it battles its way through the Southern Ocean toward home. 


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Cruising Tips

Setting Tandem Anchors

by Rudy and Jill Sechez, Posted March 30, 2015

A Category IV hurricane was heading our way, and we did not want to leave our boat in a marina that would have no protection from the ravages of a storm of this magnitude. Instead, we chose a lesser evil, one in which our boat had a better chance of survival—we anchored it, using tandem anchors—


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Racing News

After 84 days at sea, Frenchman Bernard Stamm and Swiss sailor Jean Le Cam have not only won the double-handed Barcelona World Race, but set a new record for the event, which was first established in 2007. 


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Racing News

Few races have captured our imagination here at SAIL as much as the recently announced Race to Alaska (R2AK), which kicks off on June 4 in Port Townsend, Washington, and takes competitors to Ketchikan, Alaska, a distance of 750 miles, with a one-day pit stop in Victoria, British Columbia.


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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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