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Sail Best Boats 2016: Grand Soleil 43—video

This new offering from Cantiere del Pardo, traditionally hailed as the Nautor Swan of Italy, replaces the yard’s earlier 43-footer, which was introduced in 2006. A thoroughly modern performance-cruiser, or racer-cruiser depending on your bent, the Grand Soleil 43 is second in the yard’s new M series and combines improved build materials with an of-the-moment

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Best Boats 2017: Bavaria Nautitech 46 Fly—video

Bavaria and Nautitech have taken the same “open” concept pioneered by the Best Boats-winning Bavaria Open 40—which maximizes the sailing and socializing space by placing the saloon and cockpit at the same level—and made it 6ft longer.

Best Boats 2017: Halberg-Rassy 40MkII: Best Boats 2017 —video

Hallberg-Rassy 40MkII Sweden’s Hallberg-Rassy is well known for its conservative-looking, rock-solid bluewater cruisers, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t capable of staying in step with the times. In addition to a taller, more powerful rig, this 40ft passagemaker includes larger portlights and two new hull windows to bring more natural light into the saloon.

Best Boats 2017: Allures 39.9—video

  Follow the last Allures 39.9 update on the dedicated blog www.allures39-9.com. The Allures 39.9 is a lifting keel yacht with aluminum hull and composite superstructure. Created from very strict specifications and prepared on the basis of feedback from numerous circumnavigators, this vessel brings together all the characteristics of a genuine blue-water yacht. Allures Yachting

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SAIL’s on-line sailboat review section includes everything from sail trials to design analysis and coverage of the latest trends in full-keel cruisers, daysailers, monohulls, cutting-edge full-foiling multihulls, racing boats and hybrid racer-cruisers.

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Best Boats Nominee 2017: Dufour 460—video

Nominee Cruising Monohull 41 to 50 Feet The Dufour 460 replaces the successful Dufour 450 with a completely new hull, deck and interior, and a design that carries additional beam aft in the interest of maximizing volume throughout.

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Best Boats 2017: Fareast 23R—video

Following in the wake of the Fareast 28R, winner of a SAIL 2016 Best Boats award, the Simonis-Voogd-designed Fareast 23R offers the same combination of performance and quality construction at an competitive price point, making it an attractive choice as a fast club racing boat.

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The modern charter industry makes it possible for ordinary sailors to explore some of the most extraordinary cruising grounds in the world, including the British Virgin Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Florida Keys, Maine, Chesapeake Bay, the Mediterranean and such Polynesian paradises as Tahiti and Tonga.

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There’s a never-ending list of projects to be done on any sailboat, and SAIL’s experts can show you the best way to go about completing them: whether it’s applying new antifouling, re-rigging your boat, servicing a winch, upgrading your electronics or overhauling your auxiliary engine and plumbing.

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DIY: West System Installing Deck Hardware Video 7

West System marine-grade epoxy provides an effective means of installing cleats, blocks, tracks or any other kind of hardware into a deck without compromising its watertight integrity. In this video, tech advisor and veteran boatbuilder Greg Bull goes through the steps of installing a new cleat in the foredeck of the tech center’s J/22 project boat.

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DIY: West System Installing the Bulkhead Video 6

In this video, West System Epoxies’ tech advisor and veteran sailor Bruce Niederer Gutzmer uses a number of different tools and techniques to install a new fiberglass-reinforced bulkhead in the tech center’s J/22 project boat. For additional information or to contact the tech center directly.

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Having the right kind of gear aboard a sailboat is essential, not only to its performance, but the safety of the crew. With this in mind, SAIL not only reviews a wide variety of equipment, including foul weather gear, life jackets, sails, rope, electronics, paints and spars, but recognizes the very best of the best every year through its Pittman Innovation Awards.

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Ryan Breymaier on Ocean Racing

Here at SAIL magazine we’ve long been fans of veteran ocean racer and shorthanded sailing pro Ryan Breymaier, who has built a successful career as part of the Hugo Boss team (with which he won the 2014 IMOCA New York to Barcelona Race) and as skipper for the record-breaking maxi-tri Lending Club. In this video,

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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.

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Highs and Lows in the Vendée Globe

Life has been good down in the Southern Ocean, but race leader Armel Le Cléac’h has been having a frustrating time in the doldrums as he strives to fend off second-place Alex Thomson.

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Sail Magazine's Essential Sailing Knots Linesman Loop

Essential Sailing Knot: Linesman Loop

Essential Sailing Knot: Linesman Loop The Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin looks at a lesser-known but extremely effective knot known as the linesman loop, which can be especially useful when lashing, say, an inflatable dinghy on deck.

Sail Magazine's Essential Sailing Knots the Bowline

Essential Sailing Knot: the Bowline

Essential Sailing Knot: the Bowline Whatever would the sailing world do without that most perfect of knots, the trusty bowline? In this video, the Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin shows not one, not two but THREE different ways to tie this knot, so that you will be able to tie it with ease, no matter

Sail Magazine's Essential Sailing Knots Square Knot and Sheet Bend

Essential Knots: Square Knot and Sheet Bend

In this video the Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin looks at two well-known and extremely important knots: one of which serves to join two lines, and one of which most definitely NOT (although many people do in fact use it for this purpose).

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Morris M29X

Features like a tall carbon fiber rig from Hall Spars and high-performance 3Di sails from North Sails. A deep high aspect ratio fin keel to provide rock-solid stability and enhanced sail carrying ability.    

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Boat Review: Dragonfly 32

The brainchild of veteran multihull maven Jens Quorning, managing director of the Danish boatbuilder Quorning Boats, the Dragonfly 32 is the latest in a long list of trimarans providing a combination of exciting performance and more-than-adequate accommodation space for cruising as well. Read more…