by Adam Cort

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

Racers can trim yet more weight off their masts and booms with Harken’s new Carbo Pivoting Lead Blocks: high-strength, glass-reinforced composite blocks that are up to 25 percent lighter than the stainless classic versions they replace. 

Hugo Boss Sunglasses

by Adam Cort, Posted October 18, 2014
What better way to channel the look of Alex Thomson’s distinctive black-and-silver Hugo Boss-sponsored Open 60 Vendée Globe boat than with a pair of super-cool Hugo Boss shades?

Watt & Sea Hydrogenerators

by Adam Cort, Posted October 18, 2014
Over the years, Watt&Sea hydrogenerators have steadily evolved to the point where they are no longer used exclusively by grand prix offshore racers, but are also found aboard a growing number of cruising boats. 
Edson International’s Performance Pedestals are lightweight and robust, and can be mounted at a number of different angles, including vertically, to suit a wide variety of single or dual helm configurations aboard everything from custom offshore racing boats to coastal cruisers.

Imtra Sigma PowerLED Lights

by Adam Cort, Posted October 18, 2014
The Imtra Sigma PowerLED is a dimmable surface-mount light fixture that makes it easier than ever to swap out your old dimmable halogen systems for more robust and energy efficient LEDs.
The Audi Hamilton Island Race Week fleet recently got an unexpected treat—and found itself facing a potentially tricky tactical situation—
It appears the powers-that-be are once again doing their best to sap whatever life remains out of the America’s Cup in their never-ending quest to make a dime off the oldest trophy in sports.
The concept of seakindliness has largely been lost to modern sailors—with the possible exception of the bluewater cruising community. The basic idea is that a boat’s motion through the water—its “feel,” so to speak—should be as comfortable as it is seaworthy. 
An estimated 50,000 race fans packed both the docks and harbor as the seven-boat 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race fleet set out on the event’s first offshore leg from Alicante, Spain, to Cape Town, South Africa. 

New Kids Draw First Blood

by Adam Cort, Posted October 6, 2014
If there was ever any doubt Team Alvimedica and its young American leaders—skipper Charlie Enright and watch captain Mark Towill—were ready for the 2014-25 Volvo Ocean Race, those doubts were put to rest Saturday as the team won the opening in-port event in Alicante, Spain.
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