Best Boats

Best Boats 2015: Garcia Exploration 45

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 14, 2014

After a lifetime of roaming the planet aboard a series of boats named Aventura, bluewater-sailing guru and author Jimmy Cornell turned to French builder Garcia Yachts to develop the boat of his dreams.


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Best Boats

Best Boats 2015: Gunboat 55

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 14, 2014

Gunboat has long turned heads with its luxurious, carbon fiber, global-cruising catamarans that have outperformed grand prix monohulls without subjecting their crews or owners to long spells of “rail-meat” duty. But while these exotic cats have long been the stuff of dreams


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Best Boats

Best Boats 2015: Gunfleet 58

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 14, 2014

We had little trouble choosing the Gunfleet 58 as the SAIL Flagship for 2015. A thoughtfully designed, carefully constructed and beautifully detailed vessel, this is what a modern luxury sailing yacht should be.

 

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Racing

Multi-stage Beach Cat Racing Remains the Ultimate Rush

by John Casey, Posted November 13, 2014

My eyes open after only one deep droning buzz from my alarm clock. I’m already half awake, my mind focused on a strange noise outside the shabby two-story Myrtle Beach hotel. As I stare at the cracked popcorn ceiling, I realize what it is: the sound of a northwesterly whipping through the small complex of buildings.


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Safety

During a recent conversation with retired Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone, I asked for his take on safety equipment for sailing offshore, and he responded with an answer I’d never heard before. 


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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