by Adam Cort

Adam Cort is SAIL’s executive editor. He lives and sails in the Boston area.

U.S sailor Ryan Breymaier and Spanish co-skipper Pepe Ribes have won the doublehanded IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona race, completing the transatlantic course in 14 days 2 hours and 44 minutes. 

Six New Reads for Summer

by Adam Cort, Posted June 9, 2014
There’s nothing like a good book, whether you’re on passage or just hanging out in the cockpit at the marina. For those in search of a summer read, there are a number of great new titles to choose from.

RS Cat 16

by Adam Cort, Posted May 28, 2014
If timing is everything, then veteran UK dinghy builder RS should have no problems with its RS Cat 16, which features wave-piercing bows just like those on an AC72. Boats like this look to be all the rage
Co-skippers Joe Harris and Patrick O’Connor aboard Gryphon Solo 2 won the fourth annual Atlantic Cup in a tiebreaker, closing out a dramatic series marked by both a hard grounding and the closest offshore race finish in Atlantic Cup history.
The World ARC assists with material and logistical support and is a service that’s especially handy in places like Panama, a locale renowned for its paperwork, fees and Kafkaesque bureaucracy. It’s definitely nice to have somebody else take care of the hassles, and have the camaraderie that developes between sailors on a common journey.
In winning the second leg of the Atlantic Cup, Jeff MacFarlane and Jake Arcand aboard the Class 40 #116–JeffreyMacFarlane.com not only set a new record for the New York-to-Newport leg, they also won by the smallest delta in Atlantic Cup history over second-place Dragon.

Tested: Tofinou 8

by Adam Cort, Posted May 15, 2014
One of the new generation of small boats coming out of Europe, aboard which aesthetics are as important as performance, the Tofinou 8 is also packed with interesting features that allow you to do a lot more than just go for a spin around the harbor.
Designed by Bill Short in 1959, the rugged 12-foot Pelican is ideal for the high wind and chop found on San Francisco Bay, where the boat once numbered in the dozens.
The Atlantic Cup returns to the Eastern Seaboard this month, with seven Class 40 monohulls set to compete. As in years past the regatta will begin with a doublehanded offshore race from Charleston, South Carolina, to...

Boat Review: Archambault 27

by Adam Cort, Posted April 24, 2014
The French-built Archambault 27, with its blunt ends, retractable sprit, wide-open racing cockpit and hiking wings, is very much the kind of a boat that stands out in a crowd...
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