Inshore Racing

Wilderness Sailing

by Sail Staff, Posted September 10, 2008
"Grip the wheel a little tighter when you approach those swirls," offers Sudie Henson, co-skipper of the Tripp 47 Navitae Juvenis, as we near a zone of confused, fast-moving water. The bow pierces a swirl, and the wheel heaves from side to side.I grip harder and the helm settles down. As we skirt the shoreline, Navitae's rig is dwarfed by British Columbia's mainland
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Sails+Rigging

Spun!

by Sail Staff, Posted September 10, 2008
By David Schmidt

Seldn Masts, Inc., has a new line of deck hardware to complement its already extensive line of spars. The line currently includes a line of plane-bearing blocks, auto-ratchet blocks, ball-bearing blocks, wire blocks (for adjustable backstays), and cam cleats (some of which are swivel mounted), but Selden plans to expand into genoa tracks and cars, as well as traveler cars


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Cruising

Catalina in the Fall

by Sail Staff, Posted September 10, 2008
No, it's not about watching the leaves (both of them) change color

By Kimball Livingston

Somehow, calling it Santa Catalina Island just seems redundant when I talk about Catalina. Both of my recent trips were dolphin-blessed. Once we saw the blue whale that was all the buzz in the anchorages. Always, there was somebody ready to observe that millions upon millions


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Cup Watch

Every Card a Wild Card

by Sail Staff, Posted September 10, 2008
By Kimball Livingston

Larry Ellison's would-be America's Cup challenger has been launched, and it's a monster—90 feet long and 90 feet wide and rocket-fast as a giant racing trimaran should be—leaving one question, which only a New York court can answer: Is this a bridge to nowhere?

Impressive, regardless, and probably a bit scary at times.

We


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Boatworks

Honda Engines Ready for 2010 EPA Standards

by Sail Staff, Posted September 9, 2008
Honda Marine’s full line of current production models can meet the rigorous emissions standards set forth by a new EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standard introduced Thursday, according to a company announcement.

"The EPA's new exhaust standards are based on those currently set forth by California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2008 marine regulations," said John Fulcher, senior manager,


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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid on his Second VOR

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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