by Adam Cort

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

A Win Beyond Words

by Adam Cort, Posted September 26, 2013
Oracle USA and skipper Jim Spithill not only did the “impossible” in successfully defending the America’s Cup, but in the end they almost made it look easy —a feat that is all the more incredible given how far the team came in so little time.  
Meanwhile, over in Falmouth, England, no less than 11 wing-sailed catamarans are taking to the air in the International C class Catamaran Championship regatta—or “Little America’s Cup,” as it’s more commonly known.
Every year, we here at SAIL magazine wonder how the boatbuilding industry is going to top the previous year’s effort, and every year the industry surprises us with both its enthusiasm and ingenuity.

Canfield Wins Chicago Match Cup

by Adam Cort, Posted September 20, 2013
Hometown favorites Taylor Canfield and his USone team notched their first win of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour in dramatic fashion, coming from behind to defeat Australia’s Black Swan Racing team in the Chicago Match Cup.
Sta-lok’s new stemball self-fit terminals are stronger than wire, easy to install using simple hand tools, and are compatible with 1x19, 7x19 or compacted-strand wire shrouds measuring 7/32in to 3/8in in diameter.
Hydrocoat Eco is the latest iteration of Pettit Paint’s multi-season ablative antifouling line and combines a proprietary self-polishing, water-based ablative coating with the organic metal-free biocide Econea to inhibit slime and improve antifouling performance.
Beckson Marine’s Newport Self Drain Opening Ports have an angled, molded-in drainage ramp to channel away water, while still providing room for through-bolts to ensure a secure installation.

65 Race Weeks, and Counting

by Adam Cort, Posted September 19, 2013
It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: one of the great things about sailboat racing is the fact that there’s a place in the sport for competitors of all ages. 

Mega-tris Duel off Fastnet Rock

by Adam Cort, Posted September 19, 2013
Less than two weeks after its re-launch, the world’s largest racing trimaran, Spindrift 2, notched its first major victory, completing the 605-mile Rolex Fastnet Race

Racing Worth Waiting For

by Adam Cort, Posted September 18, 2013
Although the 34th America’s Cup may have still fallen short in some ways, there’s no denying that Larry Ellison, Russell Coutts and company have finally gotten what they wanted—some of the most exciting racing the historic sailing series has ever seen.
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