Boatworks

Along with a watertight hull and robust steering gear, there’s a third prerequisite for seaworthy sailboats: strong standing rigging.
Before the round-Atlantic voyage we’re now partway through, I worked hard to ensure our Valiant 40 Moon River was up to speed in the first two departments.


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Seamanship

Moor your dinghy on an outhaul and have a stress-free time ashore


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Columns

An experienced skipper with an inexperienced crew gets into trouble during a post-race delivery


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Comparing Design Ratios

by Jay E. Paris, Posted March 13, 2014

When buying a boat, consider how its ratios compare with those of similar boats in its category.


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Cruising

Modern cruising catamarans make it easy to head off into the wild blue...


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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