Cruising

Whales and Sails

by Rachel Kashdan, Posted January 23, 2015

Although there’s nothing quite like spotting a whale at sea to make a sailor’s day, the relationship between whales and sailors has long been a checkered one, to say the least.


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Boat Review: Hanse 575

by David Schmidt, Posted January 22, 2015

One of the joys of living in the Pacific Northwest is that you can sail year-round—provided, of course, that you’ve got the right boat. As I approached the Hanse 575 Crescent Wave at Port Sidney Marina in Sidney, British Columbia, I noticed three things


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Multihull

Boat Review: Catana 42

by Zuzana Prochazka, Posted January 22, 2015

As the saying goes, “perfect is the enemy of good.” But that’s no reason not to strive for perfection, especially as part of a process of continual improvement, as Catana seems to be doing with its revamped line of sailing catamarans, the smallest of which is now the Catana 42.

 

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It was a not-so-balmy 25 degrees, and though Boston had been clobbered with eight inches of snow a couple of days before, the sun was shining and the breeze was blowing 15 knots—perfect weather for racing.


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Boatworks

Boatworks:The Dodger Project

by Andrew Howe, Posted January 21, 2015

Arguably, there are few items on a cruising boat more oriented to your sailing comfort than a dodger, especially in Maine, where cold water rules. Bashing to windward, pushing to get somewhere in a cold downpour or just keeping the crew happy, the dodger plays a major role.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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