Electronics+Navigations

Pocket Processor

by Sail Staff, Posted September 16, 2007
Having a back-up wind instrument is a good idea for big-boat sailing; for dinghy racing, having a wind meter can make a huge difference, especially in challenging, shifty conditions. Speedtech Instruments’s new WindMate wind/weather meters can take a number of wind and weather readings (model depending), including windspeed, temperature, wind chill, wind direction, and cross-wind and head/tail
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Boat Reviews

Akilaria Class 40

by Bill Springer, Posted September 14, 2007
Not everybody can race an Open 60. But the Akilaria Class 40 that’s making an appearance here in the States makes it possible for mere mortals to experience the exhilaration of sailing and racing a water-ballasted thoroughbred without necessarily needing a sponsor to foot a rather large bill. It’s built to the French Class 40 box rule, which was created by a group of designers,
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Ocean Racing

Countdown to Belief

by Sail Staff, Posted September 14, 2007
After three years of prepping for a dream, American Clay Burkhalter counted the time remaining to the start of Mini Transat 2007. "A state of disbelief" is how he described the feeling as the clock wound down to Sunday.

And, after many years of living the dream, the designer of Burkhalter's Mini, Rod Johnstone, could look back and believe that he's moved the ball in the world of


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Artemis takes the MedCup

by Sail Staff, Posted September 9, 2007

By Lyn Hines

 

Hyres, France

The Artemis crew was applauded by their competitors as they tied to the dock after the final race in Hyres, which was also the wrapup of the 2007 MedCup season. A cooler full of “greenies” held the favorites even after the champagne had been opened and sent flying.


The final day never saw more than 10 knots of wind, but


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Inshore Racing

Lesson Learned

by Sail Staff, Posted August 23, 2007
By Morgan Larson

As I recline my chairback on United #888,outbound for SFO and home, I look back over twelve days in Qingdao. After eleven days of sailing (sort of) in 3-6 knots, all I can think about now is the rush of the medal race and how exhilarating it was for Pete Spaulding and me to race a 49er around the track with nine other elite teams in 20 knots of wind against


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SAIL Magazine and the Boston Sailing Center come together to teach the rolling hitch, an essential sailing knot that is most often used to release an override on a winch

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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