by Adam Cort

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

What was supposed to have been a waterborne extravaganza celebrating all things AC, instead resulted in a single AC 72—Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ)—sailing what was essentially an uncontested practice race on Sunday for points. 

Rugged LED Nav Lights

by Adam Cort, Posted June 27, 2013
Hella marine’s NaviLED PRO series bi-color LED nav lights feature a sealed, UV-resistant, high-impact housing that will last as long as the LEDs it contains.

North Sails Clothing Line

by Adam Cort, Posted June 27, 2013
Now North Sails is offering a limited edition “collection,” which is as fashionable as it is functional, and includes everything from windbreakers and sweat-wicking “tech shirts” to button-down dress shirts, towels and cashmere hoodies.
Walker Bay, the same company that brought the sailing world its now ubiquitous injection-molded dinghies, has introduced a redesgined version of what it calls a “boat in a bag.”

Debris-strewn Transpac

by Adam Cort, Posted June 26, 2013
In addition to the usual hazards faced by offshore racers, competitors in this year’s Transpac Yacht Club’s LA-Honolulu Race found themselves dodging a surprising amount of debris as they navigated the 2,225-mile course.
PYI’s new Max-Prop Easy combines the efficiency of a traditional Max-Prop with the ease of installation of a fixed propeller.
Even in a world chock-o-block full of digital marvels, the H22FX flashlight stands out as one nifty piece of equipment.
Skipper Yann Guichard and his brother Jacques both had to be airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital for treatment after the MOD70 trimaran Spindrift capsized during one of the inshore races of the Route de Princes race off Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. 
Raymarine’s new Evolution autopilots employ what the company calls its Evolution AI control algorithms, which enable them to “perceive their environment” and then instantly calculate and “evolve” a set of steering commands to maximize performance. 
Everything having to do with this year’s America’s Cup seems faster than ever—even the trickle-down effect. In April, as part of the Strictly Sail show in Oakland, California, the veteran multihull design firm Morrelli & Melvin—which helped write the AC72 rule and is a part of the Emirates Team New Zealand design team—revealed it already has a 45ft production foiling catamaran in the works. 
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