by Adam Cort

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

Shiny Canvas Covers

by Adam Cort, Posted June 5, 2013
Pity the poor boat cover that gets coated with an assortment of filth, including grit, mold, bird droppings and any filth that happens to fall from the sky.

Grey-Beard Pumps

by Adam Cort, Posted June 5, 2013
Oil changes are vital to keeping your engine running its best but oil transfer pumps can be tough to use. Grey Beard Pumps utilizes medical device technology to create a pump that claims to be trouble-free

Zhik Regatta Bag

by Adam Cort, Posted June 5, 2013
With this latest duffel bag from Zhik, those long walks to and from the boat won’t feel half so strenuous.
I’ve always thought people who took their dogs long-distance cruising were more than a little crazy. But after reading Peter Muilenburg’s A Sea Dog’s Tale: The True Story of a Small Dog on a Big Ocean, I’m no longer so sure.

Tight and Light

by Adam Cort, Posted May 17, 2013
At the 2011 METS boating industry show, SAIL discovered a French-made product called the “Constrictor,” which we recognized with a Pittman Innovation Award in 2012.
US. Match Racing National Champion Taylor Canfield and his USone team finished 2012 on a high note—with wild-card wins at the last two stops of the Alpari World Match Racing tour—and have more than maintained their momentum in 2013.   
Organizers for the third annual Atlantic Cup have decided it’s time to get the public into the act. With this in mind, the 2013 regatta—which comprises both double-handed offshore and fully crewed inshore racing aboard Class 40s—will include a number of features both afloat and ashore to allow fans to get as close to the action as possible. 

Tragedy on Artemis

by Adam Cort, Posted May 9, 2013
On Thursday, May 9, 2013, Artemis racing crewmember Andrew “Bart” Simpson died when the team’s AC72 catamaran capsized during a training session on San Francisco Bay.
A common problem with continuous-line furlers is, well, all that line. Enter the Seldén Double Fairlead, which functions much like the fairleads long used with conventional furling lines.
Spinlock’s new XTR Reactor Clutch is engineered specifically for today’s small-diameter lines, not only hanging onto them better, but releasing them under better control as well.
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