Boatworks

I see wire nuts on boats all too often. Many times they are installed by an owner as a temporary measure, “just to make sure it’s working,” or by electricians more used to working on houses than boats. Just to be clear—wire nuts have no place afloat...


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Racing News

Knox-Johnston Back in the Solo Saddle

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 31, 2014

Shorthanded sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston recently announced he is coming out of solo-sailing retirement to compete in this fall’s Route Du Rhum challenge, from Saint Malo, France, to Guadeloupe aboard the Open 60 Grey Power—at the ripe old (young?) age of 75. 


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Profiles

Taking on Trash with the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean

by Rachel Kashdan, Posted July 30, 2014

The scientists, researchers and crew at the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean are on a mission to hunt down ocean debris aboard the 60-foot “green” research sailboat, American Promise.


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Boats & Gear

Best Anchoring Practices for your Catamaran

by Rick Williams, Posted July 30, 2014

The anchoring technique we developed doesn’t differ much from that used on a monohull. We choose a spot with good protection and adequate swinging room, and then deploy the anchor as Dragonfly is moving slowly in reverse. Usually Cindy is on the bow, and I am at the helm. I call out the depths so she will know how much rode to run out.


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Boats & Gear

There’s no holding back these multihull designers and builders. New designs are proliferating. Here are just a few of the latest.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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