Rallies

SAIL's 2015 Snowbird Rally Down the ICW

by Sail Staff, Posted March 23, 2015

SAIL’s 2014 Snowbird Rally down the Intracoastal Waterway was such a success that we’ve decided to do it again


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Gear

The 28th ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) finished up in St. Lucia in mid December, and a stroll around the docks at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina yielded some interesting sights. Not least among them was the number of general-purpose production cruisers that weren’t specifically built or marketed as ocean boats


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Boatworks

SAIL’s Essential Sailing Knots Video Series

by SAIL Editors, Posted March 19, 2015

This past summer, SAIL magazine paid a visit to the Boston Sailing Center in Boston’s North End to get the low-down on the knots, bends and hitches that every sailor should know.


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Cruising Tips

Don’t be fooled, there is most definitely and right and wrong way to secure a line to a cleat, and leave it to the Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin to know the difference between the two!


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Boatworks

SAIL Magazine's Essential Sailing Knot: Rolling Hitch

by SAIL Editors, Posted March 19, 2015

The Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin looks at the construction and uses of that saltiest of knots, the rolling hitch. In particular, Francois explains how this knot can be used to help untangle even the worst winch override. 


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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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