One-Point Foils vs. Directionals

by Sail Staff, Posted July 28, 2007
July 29, 2007By Kimball Livingston

Air. It's not just for breathing, anymore.

With the America's Cup descending from superlative to squabble and my deck shoes only days removed from the streets of Valencia, I seriously needed an energy infusion, and I seriously got it by showing up for some kite racing on San Francisco Bay. Do you feel the need for big air?

The


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Cruising

20 Miles Around... Newport, R.I.

by Sail Staff, Posted July 20, 2007
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FARTHER AFIELD:

Ballards Beach, Block Island (24 miles)This is where to go to see and be seen. Ballard’s Inn serves sushi, barbecue, and drinks on the waterfront and the beach party atmosphere attracts a young, hip crowd. Anchor out and swim in to enjoy the scene, you’re guaranteed a great


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SAIL Photo Contest - Page 2

by Sail Staff, Posted July 17, 2007


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Boat Reviews

Grand Soleil 37

by Tom Dove, Posted July 17, 2007
On a gorgeous autumn day, I found myself trimming the mainsheet aboard a Grand Soleil 37 during a race series in Annapolis. There couldn’t have been a better way to test the sailing performance of this new boat from Italy.

Though there are relatively few of this builder’s boats in the U.S., Grand Soleil is well respected among the cognoscenti here and in Europe. Its nicely


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Gear and Reviews

New Gear - July 2007

by Sail Staff, Posted July 13, 2007

Edited by David Schmidt

Safe HavenIt’s not easy to find the right sea bag. If it’s too big, you’ll inevitably fill it; if it’s too small for all your gear, you can look forward to cold, miserable night watches. Harken’s new Waterproof Duffel bag can hold everything you need for a multiday trip and is small enough to double as a daysailing tote. The fabric is


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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