Sail Racing

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.

Artemis racing shows it winning form in perfect conditions on the second day of racing in Chicago. Photo courtesy of ACEA/Ricardo Pinto

America's Cup

Spectacular Cup Racing in Chicago

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

Some close up action during the recent Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in New York City. ACEA 2016/ Photo Rob Tringali

America's Cup

The Cup Comes to Chicago

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

Caleb Paine will represent the U.S. in the Finn class. Photo by Jen Edney/US Sailing


U.S. Olympic Team Finalized

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

FenêtréA Cardinal was looking strong shortly after the start.

Sail Racing

A Typically Tough Transat bakerly

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

Thousands lined up along the Hudson River to watch as the AC45s battled only yards away. Photo courtesy of ACEA/Ricardo Pinto

America's Cup

The Return of the America’s Cup

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

The Warrior Sailing Team in training for last year’s Disabled National Championship regatta.


Warrior Program Hits the Racecourse

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

Sail Racing

50th Running of the Biennial Newport Bermuda Race

This summer marks the 50th running of the biennial Newport Bermuda Race, and the sailing community is responding to the milestone by fielding a near-record fleet, comprised of everything from Jim and Kristy Clark’s super-maxi Comanche to defending overall winner, Michael Cone’s Hinckley Bermuda 40, Actaea. Also in the mix will be such standouts as Read More

With her deck spreaders and curved lifting foils, Safran represents the state of the IMOCA 60 art

Sail Racing

Inside the Vendée Globe

The Vendée Globe is the world’s toughest sailing event, bar none. Every four years, a diverse group of solo sailors—men and women, young and middle-aged—depart Brittany, France, in November, leave the three great capes—the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of Africa,  Cape Leeuwin on Australia’s southwestern corner and Cape Horn at the tip Read More