As relations with Cuba continue to improve, sailboat races are returning to the long-forbidden islan...
In many ways we are living in a new Golden Age of sailboat racing, and SAIL magazine covers it all, from the America’s Cup to solo-sailing races like the Vendée Globe and the new boat designs, gear and electronics systems that make these incredible feats of seamanship possible.
It was a dramatic 2016 Para World Sailing Championship Regatta in Medemblik, the Netherlands, this past May for US Sailing Team Sperry. In the SKUD-18 two-person keelboat class, Ryan Porteous of San Diego, California, and Maureen McKinnon of Marblehead, Massachusetts, found themselves battling it out with teammates Sarah Everhart-Skeels and Cindy Walker, both of Rhode Read More
Jim Clark’s 100ft purpose-built record-breaker Comanche rockets southward shortly after the start of this year’s Newport Bermuda Race, which it completed in a mere 34 hours 42 minutes—crushing the previous record of 39 hours 39 minutes set by Rambler in 2012. According to skipper Ken Read, the critical moment came early on when navigator Stan Read More
Although it took a while for the breeze to fill in on Saturday, the Windy City more than lived up to its name this past weekend for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago, held off the city’s historic Navy Pier—so much so, in fact, that not one but two of the six competing Read More
In a Cup cycle that is continues to constitute a series of “firsts,” The Louis Vuitton America’s cup World Series is moving on from the first America’s Cup regatta in New York City in nearly a century to the first-ever America’s Cup Event on the Great Lakes when it comes to Chicago this weekend. (Other Read More
Last April, sailors from around the world came together for the 49th running of Antigua Sailing Week in what seems to be the Caribbean’s friendliest regatta. On certain days, the tradewinds gusted over 20 knots, while on others the heavier boats labored in light breezes under acres of sail. Racing rock stars also maneuvered among Read More
After a long winter and spring of competition in various different class championships and World Sailing World Cup events around the globe, US Sailing Team Sperry has arrived a final roster of athletes who will compete at the 2016 Olympic Regatta on Rio’s Guanabara Bay. 49er (Men’s Two-Person High Performance Skiff): Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, Read More
Ocean racing, by its very nature, involves a series of ups and downs. And sure enough, it was the best and worst of times from beginning to end for the two dozen solo skippers taking part in the Transat bakerly this past May. The trouble started early on for Maxime Sorel aboard the Class 40 Read More
Everything seems a little more special in New York. The buildings are taller, the crowds are bigger, and the sights and sounds and smells are, for better or worse, more intense. But still, I was unsure how the Louis Vuitton World Series would be received by the Manhattan sailing scene. Sure, it’s a world-class event, Read More
It’s long been known that sailing is not just good fun, it’s good for you too—both mentally and physically. And this goes double for people with disabilities. It therefore made all the sense in the world when the USMMA Sailing Foundation, and sailors like America’s Cup veteran Ralf Steitz and Paralympic silver medalist Jen French Read More