"Commodore" Tompkins on Going Slow

by Sail Staff, Posted April 25, 2008



Regarding sea anchors:Sea anchors have gained a rather negative image for many, many generations. Before the advent of high tensile, light weight and rot resistent materials, sea anchors were almost impossible to carry, deploy, and retrieve. Worse perhaps, their difficulties caused them to be too small for the job when finally needed.

In my opinion, a sound


Wanted: Online Editor

by Sail Staff, Posted April 25, 2008
The online editor will have overall responsibility for SAIL's online content. Duties will include:
  • Spearhead the migration of SAIL's existing website into the new platform
  • Work with other editors to generate content and post content online
  • Compile, edit, and launch monthly eNewsletter; track newsletter metrics
  • Update websites on a daily and ongoing basis


Alinghi: Ready to Build?

by Sail Staff, Posted April 25, 2008
In Valencia, Spain, site of its celebrated defense of the 32nd America's Cup, Defender Alinghi today stated it is preparing to build a multihull for a Deed of Gift Match for the 33rd America's Cup. Alinghi also announced its 2008 sailing program, with a focus on multihull racing, and announced new team members.

Here is part of what was said:

"Today we have a way forward: Ernesto


A Storm of Pirate Attacks

by Sail Staff, Posted April 24, 2008
Five pirate attacks in 24 hours? That’s the report from “Dolphin” skipper Johan Lillkung, en route north through the Gulf of Aden and bound for home port in Palma de Mallorca. Are the waters off lawless Somalia so dangerous that the international community will be forced to intervene in this tragic country? Lillkung expresses hope for intervention in this missive, which he seeks to have widely
Ocean Racing

New Cat, New Colors

by David Schmidt, Posted April 23, 2008
If you thought that the Puma Avanti — formerly ABN Amro Two — sported an unusual paint job, baby, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Really, how many boats can you think of that boast an asymmetrical paint job? Likely zero, but that’s exactly what Puma rolled out of Goetz Custom Boats’ yard in Bristol, Rhode Island on Monday evening. The boat, which has been

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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