Apparel + Accessories

WEST MARINE: Navigator Jacket for Men

by SAIL Editors, Posted December 5, 2014

Stay warm and dry, whether hauling upwind, weathering stormy seas, or being at sea on a long night watch. Our rugged, comfortable foul weather gear is new for 2011 and is designed specifically for coastal cruising and racing.


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Apparel + Accessories

York River Traders: The Mariner Rope Belt

by SAIL Editors, Posted December 5, 2014

The Mariner Rope belt from York River Traders ($98) is available in five different colors,  made from real rigging line and backed by high quality leather and bearing a solid brass buckle.


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Volvo Ocean Race

After three days of being largely out of touch with the world, the nine-man crew of the Volvo Ocean 65 Vestas is now back on Mauritius after running hard aground this past weekend on a remote reef in the Indian Ocean.


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Cruiser

Boat Review: Hanse 345

by Charles J. Doane, Posted December 2, 2014

These days the tendency to maximize interior volume in modern production cruising boats is pretty much taken for granted. By elevating topsides and pushing maximum beam well aft, designers have mastered the art of making large boats seem even larger inside.


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Cruising Grounds

What a difference 18 years can make. Entering the harbor at the picturesque town of Velas on the island of São Jorge in the Azores, I am remembering the last time I was here. “Disastrous” is a word that comes to mind. 


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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid on his Second VOR

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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