by Adam Cort

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

Oracle: Stop the Madness

by Adam Cort, Posted February 20, 2013
Call it sour grapes, but I for one am getting sick and tired of the way many sailors—pros in particular—feel it necessary to spray champagne all over the place after winning a regatta.

Fountaine Pajot Hélia 44

by Adam Cort, Posted February 19, 2013
Although multihull innovation at the racing end of the spectrum gets the lion’s share of the press, no less of a revolution in design has been taking place among cruising multihulls: case in point, French multihull builder Fountaine Pajot’s new Hélia 44, a boat that in its own way is as cutting-edge as a carbon fiber racer. 

Grand Prix Dreamin'

by Adam Cort, Posted February 7, 2013
For U.S. sailors with grand prix dreams, the time may have come to make those dreams a reality. Now in its third year, the Atlantic Cup, a pair of Class 40 double-handed offshore races and a fully crewed inshore series run off Newport, Rhode Island, is set to resume May 11-26.
Gill’s new dinghy and technical-style lifejackets are configured with racing in mind, but thanks to their comfort and freedom of movement, they also work well for inshore cruising and daysailing.
Raymarine’s new iTC-5 instrument transducer converter and i70 multifunction instruments let you bring the latest digital instrument technology to your boat without the hassle of changing out your analog transducers.

A Compact and Powerful Beacon

by Adam Cort, Posted February 1, 2013
The McMurdo Fast Find 220 personal locator beacon measures just over 4in long and weighs less than 6 ounces, but is still waterproof to a depth of 30 feet and transmits for a minimum of 24 hours in a distress situation.

The Blue Jacket 40

by Adam Cort, Posted February 1, 2013
One of the true stars at the recent Strictly Sail boat show in Chicago was the Blue Jacket 40, which made its world debut there.

A Running Start, á la Le Mans

by Adam Cort, Posted February 1, 2013
It was the late 1960s, and Gig Harbor Yacht Club Commodore Dick Carlson and Ed Hoppen, a Pacific Northwest boatbuilder known for building Thunderbirds, were sitting around Ed’s kitchen table one night chewing the fat...
Designed specifically for mounting atop masts in the interest of maximizing range, Shakespeare Galaxy Style 5440 and 5445 stainless steel, low-profile VHF marine band antennas are lightweight and easy to mount.
Although numbers remain down from the event’s pre-recession heyday, Quantum Key West Race Week 2013 will undoubtedly go down as one of the strongest in the event’s long history.
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