by Adam Cort

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

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.

Portable Nav Lights

by Adam Cort, Posted April 30, 2013
Norway’s Navisafe offers a number of portable battery-powered U.S. Coast Guard-approved running lights, including a white standard navigation light, a Navi TriColor light and, most recently, the Navi rescue light.

Wireless AIS

by Adam Cort, Posted April 29, 2013
You can now access critical AIS information the conventional way—via a chartplotter and NMEA or USB connection—or wirelessly using a smartphone or tablet with Vesper Marine’s Class B AIS XB-8000 WiFi transponder.

On-the-Go Puppy Potty

by Adam Cort, Posted April 24, 2013
It’s windy, rough and pouring rain, and as you watch your neighbor row “Bowser” to shore, you look at your own canine chum and think—time to pull out the Pet Loo.

Pain-free Pumping

by Adam Cort, Posted April 22, 2013
Oil changes are vital to keeping your engine running its best. But traditional oil transfer pumps, boat oil pumps and oil extractors are often difficult to use.
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