Columns

We have an inflatable globe that hangs in our saloon, and it is ruining my life. It is an innocuous-looking thing: the different countries are decked out in cheery purples and oranges, and a there’s jagged Sharpie line showing our route from the Chesapeake to the South Pacific. But somehow, whenever talk turns to the future, the globe jumps off its perch and into someone’s hands. Mesmerized, we turn it and turn it, trying to take in every country, every possibility, every tiny harbor. And we begin to play an endless game of And Then We Could.


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Racing News

Smashing Through Mount Gay Around Jamestown Records

by SAIL Editors, Posted August 20, 2014

It’s been an exciting year for the Mount Gay Around Jamestown Record, with a number of different boats taking part and records for the Rhode Island classic falling right and left.


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Cruising

Each fall, many East Coast sailors make the pilgrimage south to warmer waters along one of two well-known paths: offshore direct to the islands, or inshore via the Intracoastal Waterway. 


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Electronics+Navigations

Staying in Reach: DeLorme SE Satellite Messenger

by Ben Ellison, Posted August 15, 2014

“Two way” doesn’t just refer to the fact that a DeLorme inReach handheld satellite messenger/tracker lets you text back and forth with people pretty much like a cellphone. I also tested the system shoreside by loaning a sample inReachSE model to friends Doug and Dale Bruce when they went on a cruise to some remote islands south of New Zealand.


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Cruising

How and why one sailor went from bluewater cruiser to creek crawler


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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