by Adam Cort

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

The Socit Nautique de Genve (SNG), the 33rd America's Cup defending yacht club, has published a draft version of the Sailing Instructions for the America's Cup Deed-of-Gift match due to start February 8 in Valencia, Spain.SNG, which is being represented by team Alinghi, has also sent a copy of the draft to the challenger, BMW Oracle Racing, which is representing San Francisco’s Golden
VALENCIA, Spain—Alinghi’s A5 catamaran and BMW Oracle Racing's BOR 90 trimaran have both arrived in Valencia, Spain, in preparation for next month’s 33rd America’s Cup.“The voyage from Ras Al Khaimah to Valencia went smoothly, and over the coming days we will settle back into our base in the Darsena,” said Alinghi design coordinator Grant Simmer. “The team will focus on

Keep Your Monitor in the Clear

by Adam Cort, Posted December 21, 2009
All too often the problem with cockpit navigation monitors is keeping them in clear view when you’re under sail. Take a seat immediately behind the helm, and life is good. But find a comfy perch steering to windward, and the next thing you know you’re continually having to crane your neck to keep an eye on where you are with respect to those pesky shallows off to leeward; same can be said for
Nearly two weeks after setting out on a solo transatlantic voyage, British quadriplegic sailor Geoff Holt is back underway after seeking temporary shelter in the Cape Verde islands to refuel and repair his boat’s engines. On December 10, Holt set sail from the island of Lanzarote aboard the 60-foot catamaran Impossible Dream bound for Tortola and almost immediately encountered
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