Life at Ninety (feet)

by Sail Staff, Posted July 5, 2007
July 5 was a fast-moving day at Port America's Cup.

From the sound of things, Valencia's chances of hosting the next America's Cup just dimmed, and Alinghi's chances of successfully defending just jumped.

Here is a link to the just-released Protocol for the next America's Cup, the one to be sailed in a yet-to-be defined/designed class of 90-foot sloop:



BoatWorks Videos: Chart Plotters

by Sail Staff, Posted July 2, 2007
Boatworks videos show how to upgrade, repair, and improve your boat. Join Deputy Editor Mark Corke as he explains the features of the Raymarine C60 electronics system to be installed on the BoatWorks Bailout winner, Castaway, an Ericson 34T.

Episode 3: Overview of a Raymarine C60 Chart Plotter

Alinghi Wins a Wild One

by Sail Staff, Posted June 26, 2007
The Race 7 report from America's Cup Media:

Valencia, 3 July, 2007 - Alinghi won the 32nd America's Cup on Tuesday afternoon on the waters off Valencia. The Swiss Defender won its fourth consecutive race in dramatic fashion, to win the Match 5-2.

"I love this team," Alinghi President and afterguard member Ernesto Bertarelli moments after the finish.

This final race of


Marine Plywood: The Boatbuilder's Friend

by Sail Staff, Posted June 25, 2007
Why every boatowner should learn to love plywood By Mark Corke

Click here to read a PDF version of this story.

One of the most versatile of panel materials, plywood is used for everything from sheathing houses to building boats. It’s not a new concept; laminated wood was used in ancient Egypt and China and


Race 2, Match 32, the America's Cup

by Sail Staff, Posted June 24, 2007
Despite statistics indicating a 9.8-knot average around the course for Emirates Team New Zealand, versus a 9.9-knot average for Alinghi, the Kiwi team on Sunday took Race 2 and tied the America's Cup 1-1. Here's the report from America's Cup Media.

Valencia, 24 June, 2007 - Emirates Team New Zealand came from behind to beat Alinghi on Sunday afternoon, squaring the score in the 32nd


Footage of the Race Leaders Rounding Cape Horn

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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