Ocean Racing

Crushed!

by Sail Staff, Posted July 15, 2008
Since the days of Clipper Ships, sailors heading for England on fast boats have faced an obvious challenge: Break the trans-Atlantic record, starting from Ambrose Lighthouse, off New York Harbor, to the iconic Lizard off England’s southern tip. Given the number of boats and fine sailors who have made this journey, you can bet that the bar for this record has been set high. Very high. In fact,
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Cruising

Sailing and windsurfing in the BVI

by Sail Staff, Posted July 14, 2008
Highland Spring HIHO 2008

The Highland Spring HIHO brings sailing and windsurfing together for one amazing week every year in the British Virgin Islands, when windsurfers travel down to the islands from around the world, to join friends and family; others join the adventure solely for the experience. And it’s an experience like no other. The core of the event is the series of daily


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Inshore Racing

Junior Women's Doublehanded Champs

by Sail Staff, Posted July 13, 2008
Sydney Bolger and her crew Caitlin Beavers dominated US SAILING's 33-boat U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy, which wrapped up Saturday evening at host club Sausalito Yacht Club, Calif. The two 18-year-olds from Southern California came out of the gates strong on the first day of racing, winning all three races that day. They continued their dominance
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Expert Advice

What if it Goes Wrong?

by Sail Staff, Posted July 10, 2008
The word is "most."

Most bareboat-charter companies are able to hire a skipper for you at most or all of their bases and most can also find an instructional skipper, should you want to brush up your basic sailing skills or acquire cruising-specific knowledge. Most of the time it goes well. You not only pay the skipper, but are also expected to provide a cabin on your boat for him/her as


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Apparel + Accessories

Chaco Z1 Sandals

by Sail Staff, Posted July 10, 2008
Looking for the perfect sailing/hiking/exploring sandals? Look no farther than the Chaco Z1. These kicks are equally at home on a trail, on a beach, in the surf, or on a deck—provided you buy them with the nonskid Unaweep sole.

Credit the versatility to an ingenious strap-tightening system. Simply pull on the adjustment strap and you’re set; there’s no Velcro to come


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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