Racing

It was a tough year for the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) and Mini Transat races, thanks to a series of storms that churned their way through the Atlantic at the same time as their scheduled starts in late October.


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Star Class Isn't Dead Yet

by Adam Cort, Posted February 21, 2014

The Star class may no longer have a spot in the Olympics, but that hardly seems to have slowed it down. On the contrary, with the advent of the new Star Sailors League—a pro series featuring some of the best sailors in the world—the future of the 100-year-old one design appears to be stronger than ever.


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Offer sailors a lot of rum, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to get their attention—which is exactly what happened when Mount Gay Rum announced in 2012 that it would be doing just that for whoever set a new speed record around Rhode Island’s Conanicut Island, aka Jamestown.


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100 Knots Under Sail?

by Adam Cort, Posted February 17, 2014

Although weather conditions this past summer prevented French speedster Alain Thébault from launching an attempt on the Los Angeles-Honolulu record aboard his foiling tri l’Hydroptere, the setback has hardly slowed him down. 


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“Everything on board is wet, more than two weeks I wear my survival clothes."


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SAIL Magazine and the Boston Sailing Center come together to teach the rolling hitch, an essential sailing knot that is most often used to release an override on a winch

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