The company that brought the world the Top-Sider continues to up its game with the new GripX performance line, which includes the SeaHiker for dinghy sailors, two different SeaRacer styles for keelboat sailors and the SeaSock neoprene bootie.
With a Deckvest LITE on board, there is no excuse to not wear a lifejacket. Created specifically for inshore use, the Deckvest LITE features a unique tapered profile that allows a full range of motion.
Stay in touch with the folks back home from anywhere in the world with the DeLorme inReach, which provides cost-effective communications via 9602 short-burst data messaging and the Iridium Satellite system.
If there were ever any doubts about Quantum Key West Race Week remaining a competitive event, the experience of SAIL magazine’s Best Around the Buoys crew this past January should put them to rest, once and for all.
Quantum Key West Race Week has long been a regatta where cutting-edge sailing hardware and hot new raceboats abound, and the 25th year was no exception. Making their racing debuts this year were Irvine Laidlaw’s Highland Fling XII, Austin Fragomen’s Interlodge and two new production boats—the Farr 400 and the McConaghy 38.
There’s nothing more disappointing than test sailing a high-octane sport boat in a drifter. But that wasn’t a problem with the new 22ft, 9in J/70. For our sail trial we had a steady 20-knot southerly, gusting over 25 knots and kicking up a sharp chop off Bristol, Rhode Island.