Q&A with Designer Marc Lombard

by Sail Staff, Posted December 23, 2004
Designer Marc Lombard, of La Rochelle, France, cut his teeth at England's Green Marine and started his early design work on multihulls and hydrofoils before expanding his design portfolio to monohulls. Some of his recent projects include custom cruisers, such as the aluminum Futuna 57 (in build) and four Open 60s in the Vendee Globe nonstop solo round-the-world race. Josh Adams caught up with him
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Blue Water Rally

by Sail Staff, Posted December 20, 2004
By Kimball Livingston

Imagine sailing into a foreign port and finding it packed full of your best friends. That's the dream—and sometimes the reality—of a long distance rally.

I know the dream can be real. I've seen it. But let's agree up front that rallies work for some people, and not for others. If for you the purpose of voyaging is to wander aimlessly (as aimlessly as


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LAKE SAILING THE SOUTH PACIFIC

by Sail Staff, Posted December 20, 2004

                                                        
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Boat Reviews

Island Packet 370

by Tom Dove, Posted November 19, 2004

Many boats are compromises between conflicting desires to race and to cruise, but not this one. The Island Packet 370 has a single mission: cruising. It's now the smallest member of the Island Packet family, attracting both experienced owners moving up from smaller boats and newcomers with the means to make this their first boat.

On Deck

A few years ago designer Bob Johnson


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Boat Reviews

Wylie 43

by Sail Staff, Posted November 19, 2004
California-based designer Tom Wylie is known for his long, slender sleds with freestanding masts, so the configuration of the new Wylie 43 should come as no surprise. It's billed as an "ultralight downwind flyer" and is aimed at the section of the market that's looking for performance in a more-affordable 43-foot package. The hull is made of a cored carbon-fiber laminate; the 4,800-pound keel
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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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