by Adam Cort

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

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.

Boat Review: Xp44

by Adam Cort, Posted October 3, 2014
X-Yachts has long been one of my favorite production boatbuilders, for the simple reason that the company consistently builds great boats, and the Xp44 is no exception. This is a company that never cuts corners. The result is a boat that looks great, feels good and sails well.
Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker on his team and the one-design Volvo Ocean 65

50th Pro-Am Regatta

by Adam Cort, Posted September 20, 2014
Help out a great cause and have a great time while you’re at it, racing sailboats and rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the sport as part of the Offshore Sailing School’s 50th anniversary Celebrity Pro-Am Regatta.
Mirabaud is once again searching for the absolute best sailboat racing photograph of the year, and they want your help.
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