Charter

Sail Away - April 2006

by Sail Staff, Posted June 5, 2006

Caribbean Notes

Desmond Nicholson, a member of the family that sailed into Antigua’s English Harbour in 1949 and created a charter business in their wake, died in Antigua in January. Nicholson, a respected amateur archaeologist, was instrumental in the preservation and restoration of the Georgian buildings of Nelson’s Dockyard. Today, the Dockyard is a must-stop for charterers in


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Boatworks

Sail on the Cheap

by Sail Staff, Posted June 2, 2006
By Leah Welch

I am a novice sailor. I took one sailing course in college and earned an Ohio Division of Watercraft license (the equivalent of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's America's Boating Course). It was only recently that I decided to make sailing my lifestyle and began researching ASA (American Sailing Association) and U.S. Sailing schools.

Like most working Joes, I had


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Electronics+Navigations

Navigation Gear Special

by Sail Staff, Posted May 31, 2006
Cautious sailors understandably worry that the trend toward networked multifunction electronics could lead them to simultaneous multifunction failures. But the solution may be improved system architecture—as seen in Northstar’s new 8000i, diagrammed at right—not in running separate machines. Notice that the Northstar system is “masterless”—sounder, radar, cameras, and even the various sensor
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Overboard Downwind: The Nightmare

by Sail Staff, Posted May 31, 2006
By Kimball Livingston, Senior Editor West Coast

I've been through two overboards, one as the guy in the water and one as crew on deck. May neither happen to you.

My own overboard was the least of it—inshore, with plenty of boats and race crews around to make up for my collision-disabled ride—but it was scary enough, and the outcome wasn't


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FADE IN: With three new boats in the mix at the Louis Vuitton Cup in Valencia, 11 months before the Real Deal begins, the usual-suspects Big Four remains on top of ACC racing—BMW Oracle, Luna Rossa, Emirates Team New Zealand, and Alinghi. The defender, Alinghi,did not enter its new boat in the current round of


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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