A Series of Fortunate Events

by Sail Staff, Posted March 23, 2007


                         Story and Photos by Kimball Livingston

Fortunately, the people in the French charter boat had so much trouble anchoring that they gave up and went away . . .

It was an unfortunate thing for them, I suppose, but


BEYOND the Comfort Zone

by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2007
By Kimball Livingston, Senior Editor, West Coast

In junior sailing, Southern California's CISA clinic is an Everest to be climbed. The kids are drawn by top-flight coaching, and the coaches push them out of the comfort zone. It's not a one-man show, but one man has been the visionary. Of Tim Hogan, Chuck Sinks says, "Thousands of kids are sailing on his


Ties That Bind

by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2007
Longtime European ropemaker Teufelberger recently partnered with Ronstan to distribute Teufelberger’s FSE Robline sailing ropes around the world. These ropes cover the full gamut of sailing needs, from all-around docking and mooring lines to state-of-the-art racing cords that have been proven on Volvo Ocean 70s, America’s Cuppers, and ORMA 60 tris. The company’s proprietary impregnation system is

Wind Powered

by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2007
Estesian Technologies’s new wireless anemometer achieves self-sufficiency via an internal brushless generator that requires only a small amount of wind for power. The device is compatible with standard potentiometer-based wind-direction sensors, allowing it to provide wind-direction measurements. It is accurate to +/-0.17 knot, has a range of 300 feet, and has both pulse and analog outputs; a
Apparel + Accessories

Sticky Weekends

by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2007
Choosing sailing footwear is game of compromises: don deck shoes and your dogs will howl in the heat; wear open-toed sandals and you risk a trip to the podiatrist if you “discover” any deck hardware. To this end, Timberland recently launched its new line of Mion sailing footwear. Featuring an ergomorphic footbed that molds to your foot, a sculpted superstructure that holds your foot firmly in

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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