Boatworks

Ask Sail: Staysail Loads

by Win Fowler, Posted August 5, 2014

I would like to add an inner forestay to my Hughes Columbia 40. The sail for this is 350 square feet. What safe working load would I need for an exit block for the mast as well as jib tracks and leads?


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Cruising

 

In the archipelago, between St. Vincent and Grenada—there are approximately 600 islands and islets in total. Both St. Vincent and Grenada are home to charter operations so you can approach the vacation from either end...


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Apparel + Accessories

North Sails Windbreaker

by SAIL Editors, Posted August 5, 2014

Today’s foul weather gear is great stuff but can be overkill if all you have in mind is a summer day sail. Enter the Men’s Windbreaker from North Sails Gear, a jacket that is as good-looking as it is comfortable.


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Profiles

Five Families Prove that Sailing is a Family Affair

by Contributing Writers, Posted August 4, 2014

Whether it’s racing with dad, weekending with a baby or circumnavigating with the whole tribe, these five families are proving that sailing brings them together


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Apparel + Accessories

Gill's New Coastal Line of Foul-Weather Gear

by SAIL Editors, Posted August 1, 2014

Gill’s Coastal line of foul-weather gear offers top-end protection for the entire family, including junior sailors.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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