by Adam Cort

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

The Torqeedo-powered Sea Eagle inflatable kayak takes pocket cruising to a whole new level. The combination of a 1hp Torqeedo Ultralight 403 electric motor, 23-watt PowerFilm flexible solar panel, Sea Eagle QuikSail and, of course, paddles provides the range and flexibility you need to go just about anywhere.

Snuggle Up Afloat

by Adam Cort, Posted July 13, 2012
Why hang out in a hammock when you can cuddle up in a Cacoon? As a practical matter, a Cacoon only requires a single attachment point—think a halyard or topping lift, something that is obviously pretty easy to find on a sailboat.
I’ve long suspected there are a lot of sailors out there who would love to give racing a try, but don’t for two reasons: 1) they’re worried about trading gelcoat with someone during the controlled chaos that is a conventional starting sequence, and 2) they’re turned off by having to correct their finish time after the racing is done.

The Ultimate Water Shorts

by Adam Cort, Posted July 12, 2012
It’s not often that a pair of shorts really grabs our attention, but these shorts from Liquid Flow did just that—and then some. Made from a super-soft, quick-dry micro-fiber material, they can be used as swim trunks in the afternoon and then worn out on the town at night.

Power on the Move

by Adam Cort, Posted July 10, 2012
After proving itself in a number of offshore races, including last year’s Transat Jacques Vabre, the Watt&Sea hydrogenerator is now available in a cruising version.

Compact Folding Bicycle

by Adam Cort, Posted July 9, 2012
The CarryMe compact folding bike is not only cute as a button, but practical. Weighing just 18lb, it can fit through a small hatch when collapsed and includes an aluminum-alloy frame that makes it corrosion-resistant as well.
The SoliCharger functions as a carrying case, charger and speaker system for iPhones, iPods, cell phones, MP3 players or even a Sony PlayStation.
Oracle’s Jimmy Spithill has won both the fleet portion of the racing at the Newport America’s Cup World Series regatta and the overall title for the 2011-12 America’s Cup World Series. But teammate and Oracle CEO Russell Coutts denied him all the glory by winning the match racing portion of the Newport regatta.

Corsair Sprint 750 MK II

by Adam Cort, Posted June 30, 2012
I boarded the new Corsair Sprint 750 MK II with some trepidation. I’m far from the world’s most experienced multihull sailor and wondered if I’d be up to the task of putting a rocket like the 750 through its paces. I needn’t have worried, though; despite its horsepower, this is a boat that takes care of its crew and can make even a rank neophyte look good as it pours on the speed.
As the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Racing enters its final weeks, VOR management has unveiled a new boat for the next two editions that it hopes will address the twin problems of high costs and breakages. n a break with tradition the new 65-footer, which has been designed by Volvo veteran Farr Yacht Design, will be a one-design, constructed by a consortium of boatyards in the UK, France, Italy and Switzerland.
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