by Adam Cort

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

Polyester Ph.D. Rope

by Adam Cort, Posted March 1, 2012
In 2011, SAIL gave a Pittman Innovation Award to Yale Cordage for its Ph.D. rope, which the company manufactures from high-modulus Spectra fibers. Now the company is offering a lower-priced polyester version of the line.

Raymarine Chartplotters

by Adam Cort, Posted March 1, 2012
Raymarine is already expanding on its e7 chartplotter, which has won various awards, including a 2012 SAIL magazine Pittman Innovation Award. The company’s “e” series now includes two largers versions equipped with a 9- or 12.1-inch screen.
After marking the third decade of hospice regattas in 2011, the National Hospice Regatta Alliance (NHRA) is promoting no less than 25 events in 2012, taking place from Mt. Desert Island, Maine, to Santa Barbara, California. Since its founding in 1982, the all-volunteer hospice regatta movement has raised more than $16 million to support hospice programs around the country that have helped relieve the suffering of tens of thousands of dying patients through the years.
Truly we live in a Brave New World of electronic gizmos. The latest gadget du jour is this new AquaLens high-def underwater camera, which transmits live video to a dedicated wrist-mounted LCD screen. 
Imtra’s Side-Power SEP series DC thrusters have a variable power control—as opposed to a simple on-off switch—to help you get your boat in and out of tight spots. 
Look good on and off the water with this new CoCo cap from SailFast, which wicks away sweat and provides UPF40+ sun protection while keeping your melon toasty warm. 

Adjustable Hatch Vent

by Adam Cort, Posted March 1, 2012
An open hatch on a hot day helps cool things off by letting in fresh air, but all too often it can let in rain or spray as well. To keeps things comfortable belowdecks, no matter the weather, ATN Inc. created the Dorcap

See What You're Doing

by Adam Cort, Posted February 14, 2012
DuraLed engine room and utility lighting from Hella marine brightens work areas with an ultra-wide spread of crisp white light, making engine-room work, in particular, both safer and more pleasant.

Compact Fuel Polisher

by Adam Cort, Posted February 14, 2012
KTI Systems has introduced a new line of compact FilterBoss fuel polishing modules (FPM) designed to fit into tight engine compartments and other small onboard spaces.
Keep up with Team Gringo, skipper Ryan Glaze and his Rockwell, Texas, based crew out of Rush Creek Yacht Club as they compete in the J/80 fleet during Quantum Key West Race Week 2012!
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