by Adam Cort

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

"Pushing Oil" to Victory

by Adam Cort, Posted September 16, 2013
  For all the talk of foils and wings in the 34th America’s Cup, it may ultimately be the less glamorous “guts” of the latest crop of AC72s that make the difference between first and the proverbial nonexistent second.
Wing sails? Check. Full foiling? Check. Crash helmets? Check and check.

The Cup Begins at Last!

by Adam Cort, Posted September 8, 2013
After months of waiting, Oracle USA and Emirates Team New Zealand are finally providing the kind of racing Larry Ellison promised so very long ago.

Historic Cup Penalty

by Adam Cort, Posted September 4, 2013
What was already destined to be a difficult defense has become exponentially more difficult following the jury ruling on Oracle’s cheating during the AC45 World Series

Jurgon Tool-Free Clevis

by Adam Cort, Posted August 27, 2013
The Jurgan Tool-Free clevis is just that: a clevis pin with a proprietary mechanism that allows it to be secured without the need to thread or bend a cotter pin. 

Ecotop Beverage Cover

by Adam Cort, Posted August 27, 2013
The simple but clever ecotop beverage cover allows you to enjoy hot and cold drinks in even the roughest weather without having to worry about spills. Composed of a polypropylene base with a system of silicone gaskets, the ecotop is available in a variety of fun colors, is dishwater safe and is easy to install and remove from most 3in-diameter cups or mugs. 
As expected, it will be Emirates Team New Zealand against the defender, Oracle USA and the Golden Gate Yacht Club, in the 34th America’s Cup regatta, now that Kiwis have prevailed over Luna Rossa in the Louis Vuitton challenger series.
The Louis Vuitton Cup finals is beginning to look like a race of the pit crews as Luna Rossa and ETNZ have both been experiencing a spate of race-ending mechanical failures. 
It wasn’t necessarily the prettiest weekend of racing, but there was plenty of drama and more than a few surprises as Emirates Team New Zealand and Italy’s Luna Rossa both scored wins in the opening rounds of the Louis Vuitton Finals.
The America’s Cup Event Authority recently released a fun video that provides at least a glimpse of what’s involved in getting these 72-footer airborne.
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