Boat Reviews


by , Posted March 29, 2005

As first impressions go, J/100 hull number two stood out in fine company moored off the New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court facility in Newport, Rhode Island. From shore I sized up the boat lying still at her mooring—plumb bow, clean and simple deck, wide-open cockpit, narrow blue hull, and rakish lines. But how would this new daysailer go? The boat's prime harbor

Boat Reviews

Harmony 42

by Sail Staff, Posted March 29, 2005
In spite of all the advances in boat-building techniques over the years, hull and deck layup on boats over 25 feet has always been a labor-intensive, hands-on process. SCRIMP, resin infusion, and vacuum bagging have gone a long way toward reducing harmful styrene emissions and providing superior resin saturation, but these layup techniques still depend heavily on skilled workers. When Olivier

Whale Watch

by Sail Staff, Posted March 28, 2005
By Amy Ullrich

Southeast Alaska enjoys about 18 hours of daylightat the summer solstice, stretching time so that this12-day cruise at the end of June aboard Maple Leafseems like the activity equivalent of weeks.Nonetheless, my body stays resolutely on its EastCoast schedule; I occasionally fall asleep over my plate indaylight that is still fading at dinnertime and rise with the


Going for a record in Nevada

by Sail Staff, Posted March 24, 2005

More Daysailers

by Sail Staff, Posted March 23, 2005
In "Daysailers to Die For" (April SAIL), SAIL editors celebrate small-boat sailing by taking a close look at the expanding daysailer market. We sailed eleven great small boats: Alerion Express 28, Aeries Pond 18 Daysailer, Bongo, Harbor 20, Hunter 216, JS 9000, Melonseed, Norse Boat 17.5, Pisces 21, Tofinou, and Vanguard Nomad.

The following is an extended list of daysailers in the popular


Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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