by Adam Cort

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

Head-to-Head Grilling

by Adam Cort, Posted June 9, 2010
One of the best things about being an editor at SAIL is learning new things from our writers. Case in point: I’ve never been much of an onboard griller, but Jan’s article got me thinking. It also got me wondering about the plusses and minuses of charcoal vs. gas, so I borrowed a ChefsMate Gas Grill from Magma Products and a Stow-N-Go charcoal grill from Kuuma Grills to put the two methods to the
For many of the crew—myself included—it was the stuff of dreams. Thundering past the committee boat was the Wally 82 Highland Fling. Off in the distance, the Reichel/Pugh 90 Rambler threw in a quick gybe as the R/P 75 Titan 15 suddenly appeared from under our genoa, her razor-sharp bow slicing the cobalt waves. It was day two of the 30th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Skies were blue, it
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (MCSC), perched on the shores of Lake Michigan, is celebrating the completion of a new 6,000 ft2 building that includes everything from expanded classroom facilities to indoor plumbing. Nice!Founded in 1979, MCSC offers sailing classes for adults and sailing programs for at-risk kids. It maintains a fleet of about 75 boats, comprised of everything
At a press conference in Rome, the defender and challenger of record for the 34th America’s Cup revealed a timeline and, more importantly, a philosophical approach to the regatta, which they hope will repair the damage of the 33rd Cup match.“Diktat has been replaced by discussion, confrontation by consultation…. Our minds and our ears are open. We are receptive to ideas,” said Russell
With a Racer’s Edge wind sensor from Catch the Wind Inc., it is now possible to precisely measure the wind direction and velocity hundreds of yards away. The handheld fiber-optic device—which was part of BMW Oracle’s technical arsenal for the 33rd America’s Cup—weighs about 18lb and uses a pulsating laser to detect what the wind is up to, an approach that allows it to work even in poor
Talk about a send-off! HRH, The Princess Royal Ann, the only daughter of England’s Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit the Northshore Yachts shipyard on Monday 19th April to preside over the opening of the company’s new Southerly factory.Accompanied by local dignitaries, Princess Ann met CEO Lester Abbott and toured the company’s new 13,000 square-foot facility, which is located in Itchenor,
A local salvage crew has recovered Erin, the J/24 that sank on Tuesday after broaching in heavy air at the Barcardi Bermuda International Invitational Race Week regatta.Erin went down midway through the downwind leg of Race 5 in 30 knots of wind, after she rounded up in a broach that put her mast in the water, flooding the cockpit and cabin. Her crew was immediately
It was Wind 1, Yachts 0 on Monday as Tim Lynch’s J/24, Erin, took a death roll and sank on the last leg of Race 5 of the Bermuda International Invitational Race Week regatta. Erin was flying downwind under spinnaker in 30 knots of wind on Bermuda’s Great Sound, when she took a knockdown and stuck her mast in the water. The cockpit and cabin flooded almost immediately.No

Nerone Wins Farr 40 Worlds

by Adam Cort, Posted April 27, 2010
Nerone Wins Farr 40 WorldsAfter getting off to a slow start, the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds finished strong, with Massimo Mezzaroma’s Nerone (Italy) only locking up an overall victory on the final race of the regatta.This marks the second time Mezaroma has won the Farr 40 Worlds. His first win came in 2003. Second place in this year’s regatta went to Guido
Thanks to problems with her autopilot, 16-year-old Abby Sunderland has decided to divert to Cape Town, South Africa, for repairs, thereby giving up her bid to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop around the globe.Although Sunderland, whose brother Zac briefly held the record as the youngest circumnavigator in 2008, says she plans to continue on from South Africa, her decision
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