Sails+Rigging

Ties That Bind

by Sail Staff, Posted October 9, 2007
If your boat is equipped with Karver blocks, you can now add an additional upgrade by investing in Karver’s rope shackles (compatible with KB6, KB8, KB10, KN12, KB8c, KB10C, and KB12C blocks). The rope shackles are lighter per given strength rating than stainless steel shackles, won’t scratch up your deck, and are noiseless. Moreover, the rope shackles are purported to be easier to open than
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Olympic and Paralympic Trials, USA

by Sail Staff, Posted October 7, 2007
176 entrants
9 days of racing
Two coasts
12 of 13 Olympic classes

THE EAST COAST TRIALS

Newport/Middletown, R.I.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
After a 16-race series off Aquidneck Island, in shifty winds that ranged from light and fluky to sustained 18 knots and surfable seas, winners in five classes have been named to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic


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Thousand Mile Checkup

by Sail Staff, Posted October 1, 2007

For most of us, racing a 21-foot boat a thousand miles would be the adventure of a lifetime. For entrants in the Transat 6.50, it merely means that leg one is over, and you're now looking at the next 3,240 miles of Atlantic separating the Portuguese island of Madeira from the finish line at Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. The second start is Saturday, and American Clay Burkhalter has a good


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Gear and Reviews

Flagships New Gear - August 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted September 27, 2007
Edited by David Schmidt

Map Lover’s DelightCharts and maps are one of sailing’s great legacies, as most exploring expeditions brought back charts of previously unknown waters as part of the trip’s bounty. Now, Latitude Kinsale of Ireland makes handmade, custom, three-dimensional to-scale maps, allowing sailors of a different era to share in this same


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Gear and Reviews

Flagships New Gear - June 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted September 27, 2007
Edited by David Schmidt

WeatherlyIf you love historic boats and like to keep an eye on the weather, Majestic Weathervanes’s line of high-end rooftop accoutrements is worth a look. Built of aluminum and steel, each weathervane is an exact replica of a historic vessel, built to its original blueprints. These models-cum-vanes are designed to withstand anything short of


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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