by Adam Cort

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

For sailors who believe that time spent on the water is even better with a soundtrack, Outdoor Technology’s new Turtle Shell Bluetooth speaker will make the perfect sailing companion. The rugged, sporty speaker weighs just 11oz, fits in the palm of your hand and is both shockproof and water resistant, so you can rock out on deck in even the worst weather. 
Although durable, good-looking, comfortable and functional, Atlantis Weathergear’s Shipyard shorts have always had a serious flaw: they were only available in men’s sizes! Fortunately, the company has since made good and begun marketing the same quick-drying pants, which come complete with a zippered pocket and integrated multi-tool sheath, in women’s sizes as well. 

Davis Instruments Windex Light

by Adam Cort, Posted November 7, 2013
In keeping with the times, Davis Instruments has upgraded its popular Windex light with a bright, long-lasting LED to ensure you will be able to see what the wind is doing during even the darkest graveyard watch

Accon Marine Lifting Eyes

by Adam Cort, Posted October 29, 2013
Accon Marine lifting eyes are available in both round and oval models and can safely lift up to 4,000lb in the direction of the axis of the threaded rod shank. 
Silent Running SR1000 is a nontoxic water-based vibration-absorbing material that you brush, spray or roll on like paint. It works by converting noise and vibration into low-grade heat, which is then dissipated throughout the surface on which it’s been applied.
Isotemp SPA water heaters from Indel Webasto include a stainless steel inner tank, injected polyurethane insulation and a robust polypropylene outer casing to provide a combination of performance and durability.

Thin-Water Paradise

by Adam Cort, Posted October 22, 2013
Southwest Florida is one of those places where looks can be deceiving. At first glance it’s “water, water everywhere,” until you look at the soundings and then it becomes “nor any drop to, uh, sail.” But don’t give up.

Multiple Transats on Tap

by Adam Cort, Posted October 21, 2013
The open Atlantic is going to be a busy place over the next few of weeks

How the Cup was Won

by Adam Cort, Posted October 2, 2013
Looking back on how Oracle Team USA staged one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history, it’s hard to be it all happened in only a little over a week. As late as a 11 days into the 18-day regatta, an Emirates Team New Zealand victory was pretty much a forgone conclusion, as they led series by an apparently insurmountable score of 8-1.

Boat Review: J/88

by Adam Cort, Posted October 2, 2013
Years ago, I spoke with a young naval architect who was critical of J/Boats, because of the fact that all their boats tended to look the same. The only way to tell them apart, he said, was by counting the portlights in the cabintrunk.
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