by Adam Cort

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

Returning to the waters that made them famous, the J class yachts Velsheda and Ranger are holding a series of races off Newport, Rhode Island, June 15-19 to kick off a four-regatta series that culminates in a race around England’s Isle of Wight in 2012.Starts and finishes will be off Fort Adams. Other good vantage points around the bay will be at

Arcona 460

by Adam Cort, Posted May 21, 2011
I’ve often wished I had more time for a boat test, especially aboard a boat I liked. This wasn’t a problem, though, when I got a chance to sail the Swedish-built Arcona 460 Safir III this past summer.

Arcona 340

by Adam Cort, Posted May 18, 2011
The Swedish builder Arcona has been producing award-winning sloops for over 40 years, though the first Arcona arrived in U.S. waters only a couple of years ago. I suspect it won’t be long before the company is a force to be reckoned with.

Topaz Taz

by Adam Cort, Posted May 17, 2011
The little sister of the 12ft Topaz, Topper International’s 9ft 8in TAZ weighs just 88 pounds, making it a breeze for junior sailors and their instructors to manhandle.
Charter sailing the Beneteau 393 monohull Splendid Adventure with Lanier Sailing School out of Pensacola Florida shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 
Team Dragon defeated three other doublehanded teams over the weekend to win the offshore opener of this week’s Atlantic Cup—a new event featuring red-hot Class 40 sloops and $15,000 in prize money.Dragon completed the course, which began in New York Harbor and ended in Newport, Rhode Island, in just under 31 hours. Its two closest competitors, Team Cutlass-11th Hour
On April 10, American sailor Ryan Breymaier and his German teammate Boris Herrmann crossed the finish line on board the Open 60 Neutrogena in fifth place out of 15 boats in the double-handed Barcelona World Race—despite being relative newcomers to shorthanded offshore racing and sailing a relatively “old” boat, built in 2004.The 25,000-mile race begins and ends in the
The 2010-11 World ARC, organized by the World Cruising Club, officially drew to a close in late April, with the 18-boat fleet taking part in a parade of sail, followed by a prize-giving dinner at the Royal Saint Lucian hotel in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.The 2010-11 World ARC, which was open to monohulls and multihulls with a minimum LOA of 40 feet, began in the Caribbean in January
This year’s Charleston Bermuda Race, set to begin May 21, will once again feature political satirist Stephen Colbert among its participants. This is the second time Colbert, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and the host of Comedy Central’s Emmy award-winning program The Colbert Report, has sailed the race.“The ocean has had a free ride for too long. Well, it has to deal

Norseboat 21.5

by Adam Cort, Posted April 28, 2011
The salty-looking gaff-rigged Norseboat 21.5 is just about the last boat you’d expect to see sailing against the shiny glass and steel backdrop of downtown Miami—which may explain why the beautiful people roaring by in their megayachts couldn’t seem to keep their eyes off us. I swear they looked more than a little envious.The 21.5 is the third in the Norseboat series,
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