Electronics+Navigations

Garmin’s GNX 20 and 21 instruments

by SAIL Editors, Posted January 9, 2015

Garmin’s GNX 20 and 21 instruments allow trimmers, drivers and navigators to get all the information they want, when they want it, no matter what the conditions. Measuring 4in across, the glass-bonded, monochrome displays feature over 50 different vessel parameters, including depth, wind, speed, course over ground, distance to waypoint and other navigational data.


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Boats & Gear

Best Anchoring Practices for your Catamaran

by Rick Williams, Posted January 9, 2015

The anchoring technique we developed doesn’t differ much from that used on a monohull. We choose a spot with good protection and adequate swinging room, and then deploy the anchor as Dragonfly is moving slowly in reverse. Usually Cindy is on the bow, and I am at the helm. I call out the depths so she will know how much rode to run out.


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Volvo Ocean Race

It’s been more of the same for the six remaining boats in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race fleet during the early stages of Leg 3: painfully light winds for the first 72 hours after the January 3 re-start in Abu Dhabi followed by yet more nail-bitingly close competition.


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Cruising

Multihull Sailors at Home on the Water

by Contributing Writers, Posted January 5, 2015

When these sailors decided to move aboard and explore the world, they did so on a multihull. Here’s an inside look on their decision to live aboard and the adventures they’ve had along the way...


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Boat Reviews

Coming hot on the heels of Dufour's Grand Large 500, the new 560 incorporates many of the innovations pioneered by her smaller sibling. Despite it's impressive LOA, the 560 is also a surprisingly nimble boat that is well-configured for short-handed sailing.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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