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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Club Spirit and the Congressional Cup

by Sail Staff, Posted May 4, 2006
Ready for Congressional Cup, 2007? Neither is the Long Beach Yacht Club, but they will be. The dust has yet to settle on Congressional Cup 2006, but LBYC's race management system is already in gear for the next one. Probably, your club's signature regatta does not have an endowment fund, or need 300 volunteers to run it, but still there's much to be learned from how LBYC went
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Charter

Sail Away - March 2006

by Sail Staff, Posted May 4, 2006

Where to Go Now

Sailing your home waters in summer is fun; sailing someone else’s home waters is an adventure.

Now, as you read this magazine, is the time to think about where you’d like to spend your summer sailing vacation. Some mighty fine North American cruising grounds offer hartering—the way most of us get to sail outside our home waters—only in May through September or at


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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