It’s one thing to see a high-priced Moth or crazy-powerful AC72 catamaran take flight. But when a Laser gets airborne, you know foiling has truly gone mainstream. The technology that makes this possible consists of a foiling rudder and daggerboard that can be easily swapped out for a boat’s existing blades. Years in the making, the conversion kit is the brainchild of Australia’s Performance Sailcraft (lasersailing.com.au) and is now available for shipment worldwide.
Liz Clark, Battling an Electrical Storm and Gale—Alone
Surfer and solo sailor Liz Clark has been seeking out warm tradewinds, beautiful anchorages and perfect waves around the Pacific on her Cal 40, Swell, since 2006. It hasn’t all been tropical sunsets and clean wave breaks, though, as is evident in this excerpt from her new memoir, ...read more