by Adam Cort

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

Eco-friendly Antifouling

by Adam Cort, Posted April 17, 2014
Find the eco-friendly antifoul to best repel shells, slime and critters from attaching themselves to the hull. We'll give the pros and cons to help you choose which one will work best for your boat.
On his way to a new “Discovery Route” record this past January aboard the 105-foot maxi trimaran Banque Populaire VII, French solo sailor Armel Le Cléac’h also set a new solo 24-hour distance record of 682 nautical miles.
A stormy Bay of Biscay, equally lousy weather in the trades, a broken autopilot and damaged steering: none of this was enough to stop Austrian sailor Harald Sedlacek, who arrived at Palm Beach, Florida, on April 13 aboard...

Fareast 18

by Adam Cort, Posted April 9, 2014
Unlike most production boatbuilders in Asia, Shanghai Far East Boats is a legitimately indigenous company manufacturing its own line of boats, as opposed to a Western-based enterprise looking to lower its labor costs. 
US Watercraft, the Rhode Island-based boatbuilder—which also manufacturers Alerions and a variety of models for J/Boats—purchased C&C Yachts, and promptly unveiled the hot-looking Mark Mills-designed C&C 30: a flush-deck, reverse-sheer sportboat with a wicked-looking sprit and over 610 square feet of working sail.  
John “Woody” Winning and his six crew aboard Aberdare show their winning form during the Historical 18ft Skiff Australian Championship...

U.S. Struggles in Miami

by Adam Cort, Posted April 4, 2014
Thanks to the weather, the ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta in Miami, Florida, was tough all around. And it was especially tough for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, as sailors in only three of the 10 Olympic classes made it to the podium.
It’s no secret that Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years.
Hobart “Hobie” Alter, the creator of both the Hobie catamaran line and an entire sailing subculture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert home on March 29.

Tested: Bavaria Vision 42

by Adam Cort, Posted March 24, 2014
Not only is Bavaria Yachtbau one of the world’s largest boatbuilders, it has got to be one of the hardest working. When it came time to begin work on what would become its new Vision line, the company didn’t just sit around and brainstorm what it thought its customers would like. Instead it went out and spoke to the customers themselves—hundreds of them—to find out what they thought worked (and didn’t work) on a cruising boat.
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