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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Books+Media

Liquid Logic

by Sail Staff, Posted March 20, 2008
Maritime journalist Dallas Murphy is on a quest to quell the alarmists, debunk the deniers, and depolarize the global-warming debate with an active, intelligent discussion of how man-made changes to the ocean ecosystem can have a lasting effect on the earth’s climate. To Follow the Water is a conversation starter that navigates readers through the annals of oceanography, catalogues the
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Cup Watch

And The Lineup Is...

by Sail Staff, Posted March 20, 2008
Immediately following on the heels of Justice Herman Cahn’s decision to uphold his November 27, 2007 decision that the Golden Gate Yacht Club shall be the official challenger of record for the 33rd America’s Cup, BMW Oracle Racing (BOR) announces their star-studded line up. The roster is deep, with talent from many disciplines of high-end sailing. Here’s a look at who will be doing what on
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Gear and Reviews

New Gear - March 2008

by Sail Staff, Posted March 19, 2008
Edited by David Schmidt

Winter WarmerEarly-season sailing’s burly temps and biting winds demand extra-warm clothing, like this Solo jacket from Arc’Teryx. The Solo is an insulating layer intended to be worn under a shell or foul-weather jacket; it relies on ThermaTek insulation, a hydrophobic, hollow-fiber filament that packs big heat, for its minimal


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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