Boatworks

BoatWorks: Early-Spring Checklist

by Sail Staff, Posted March 13, 2008
If your boat has been laid up for the winter, you’ll be dying to get back aboard and start getting it ready for the new season. The sooner you begin on the essentials, the more wiggle room you’ll have when the inevitable last-minute jobs crop up close to launch time. It might be too cold to paint, varnish, or use epoxy before April, but here are five things you should be able to take care of now.
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Cruising

Seamanship Rewarded: Cruising Club Awards

by Sail Staff, Posted March 13, 2008
Seventy-four-year-old circumnavigator Gillian West and world cruiser Peter Passano were recognized for their “meritorious seamanship and adventure upon the sea” by the Cruising Club of America. West received the club’s Far Horizons Award for her circumnavigation in the 34-foot sloop Khamsin. She completed the circumnavigation over a 14-year series of passages while exemplifying the club’s
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Wanted: The Next Great Sailing Writer

by Sail Staff, Posted March 13, 2008
Are your tales of coastal-cruising adventure compelling enough for the pages of SAIL? Do you cruise in an area we haven’t written about in a while? Is your writing professional enough for publication? If you answered yes to any of these, consider yourself on deadline.

SAIL Magazine is looking for undiscovered sailing journalists for our “Cruising America” writing contest. Your assignment


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Taste Test: Dehydrated and Freeze-Dried Food

by Sail Staff, Posted March 13, 2008
Days away from port and thousands of miles offshore, a sailor in the Volvo Ocean Race decides whether to eat chicken la king, beef stroganoff, or three-cheese lasagna for dinner. But the teams in the round-the-world race are not airlifting in home-cooked entres, and they have not hired chefs. The sailors’ hot meals come from freeze-dried and dehydrated food.

It’s the


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Ocean Racing

Global WiFi

by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2008
One of the biggest wildcards in the next Volvo Ocean Race will be the role of the dedicated media man. This crewmember will not have an actual sailing role (it remains to be seen if he/she can even help out with domestic duties such as cleaning the galley), but instead will be responsible for shooting still- and video footage of the boats as they rip their way around the world. This job will
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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid on his Second VOR

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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