Books+Media

Six New Reads for Summer

by Adam Cort, Posted June 9, 2014

There’s nothing like a good book, whether you’re on passage or just hanging out in the cockpit at the marina. For those in search of a summer read, there are a number of great new titles to choose from.


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Cruising Tips

Simplify your life on-board cooking experience with these clever tips from Bill Cullen


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Racing News

Afterguard Marine HUD Sunglasses

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 6, 2014

Now “ordinary” sailors can enjoy the same fighter-jet-style technology, thanks to a company called Afterguard Marine, which introduced its own set of head-up-display sunglasses this past spring, at about $2,000 apiece.


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The Onion Patch Series Celebrates a Half Century

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 6, 2014

 

It’s been said the Newport Bermuda Race is held only once every two years because it takes that long for the memories of how tough the last one was to fade sufficiently to entice crews to sign on for another.

 

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Racing

Nigel Irens Designs Some of the Fastest Racing Multihulls

by Paul Gelder, Posted June 5, 2014

Tucked away down a narrow alley in the picturesque town of Ashburton, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in England, is a tiny building called the Tenter loft, a relic from the ancient wool industry when cloth was stretched on tenterhooks. It’s now the quirky office of British multihull designer Nigel Irens, the man behind some of the fastest sailing boats on the planet.


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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