This is a different kind of launch than we usually share with our readers. It has an engine, it’s got ballast and we’re hoping it sails…but it’s not a boat. We’re excited to introduce you to SAIL’s newest website, SAILfeed.com.
We thought this dreary, dark, cold time of year was perfect to offer you a bright new outlet for your sailing habit. If you’re in a cold locale, like us, and can’t get on the water for a few more months, at least you can get daily updates on what’s happening in racing news, on a family’s circumnavigating adventure or great tips on off-season boat repair. SAILfeed aggregates feeds from our hand-picked bloggers and the really cool stuff they find sailing around the web.
Our bloggers include the elusive (and exclusive to SAILfeed) “Mariner,” who gets a rush from all things extreme sailing. Here he shares video from the memorable 1987 America’s Cup.
Bob Perry, a renowned yacht designer, shares the story of finding his passion for boat design, and where it’s taken him.
Then there’s circumnavigators Pat and Ali Schulte, who are raising their two young kids aboard a 43-foot Spindrift and chronicling every broken piece of equipment, every exotic locale and how family life is and is not just like it is on land.
We also roped in Paul Calder, son of boat-systems guru Nigel Calder, writing about his boat project in New Orleans. Here, he chronicles the installation of a holding tank and a water tank. It’s as glamorous as it sounds.
Clark Beek, a marine electronics technician, is sharing electronics tidbits and stories, like undergoing a core electrical system revamp.
For years, editor-at-large Kimball Livingston has been bringing his Kimballisms to the pages of SAIL’s racing coverage. Now, as the America’s Cup descends on his native San Fran, he’s perched to keep us in the heart of the action. Here’s the latest.
Last but not least is our own executive editor, Charles J. Doane, author of the book The Modern Cruising Sailboat. Charles rounds up an eclectic mix of stories on racing, cruising and the latest stunt capturing our attention, like this video of how to load a truck onto a boat.
So add SAILfeed.com to your favorites. Each day, you’ll see new, lively stories that will make you feel a little closer to your mooring, wherever that may be.
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