Flagships

Atlantic Sails Again

by Charles Mason, Posted March 26, 2008
A replica of the famous three-masted schooner Atlantic was launched last month from the Van der Graaf boatyard in Holland. The first Atlantic was designed by William Gardner, a partner in the legendary design firm of Gardner & Cox, for Wilson Marshall, heir to a railroad fortune and a member of the New York Yacht Club.

The schooner was built at the Townsend &


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Cup Watch

Unbending

by Sail Staff, Posted March 26, 2008
BMW Oracle Racing’s Tom Ehman and Russell Coutts traveled to Geneva to meet with Alinghi’s Lucien Masmejan and Societe Nautique Geneve's (SNG) Vice Commodore Fred Meyer today to discuss details for an impending Deed of Gift challenge, which will likely constitute the 33rd America’s Cup. Of prime interest is the discussion of when the event will be held. BMW Oracle Racing’s stance
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Cruising

20 Miles Around... San Francisco, CA

by Sail Staff, Posted March 24, 2008
San Francisco may be the “most European” American city, but San Francisco Bay and the views of whitecaps beyond the cable-car lines make this more than just a California placename. The ocean beyond the Golden Gate is challenging. Within the shelter of the bay is sailing adventure enough, with its typical brisk and chilly sea breeze and strong currents. Then there are the microclimates. Often, the
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For the Whales

by Sail Staff, Posted March 24, 2008
Ship-speed restrictions have been proposed by NOAA to help protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale in New England; only about 350 right whales remain, and their numbers continue to fall. Because vessel strikes are the primary cause of death, the National Marine Fisheries Service has proposed a Ship Strike Rule that calls for reductions in ship speed limits to 10 knots in right-whale
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Racing

Getting Psyched

by Sail Staff, Posted March 24, 2008
In my hometown of Boston, MA — a town with a strong maritime tradition — a big sailing event typically gets a passing nod in the local newspapers, or perhaps some spot coverage by the local newspaper. Sure, the devoted turn up in droves to see the boats, but the excitement falls far short of a Red Sox’ World Series victory or even the St. Patty’s Day parade.

So, you can imagine my surprise


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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