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.
Chartering the U.S. and Spanish Virgins
Flying into Tortola in the British Virgin Islands one December morning, three months after Hurricane Irma, I felt like a war correspondent dispatched to the battlefront rather than a sailing magazine writer on an assignment to go cruising.As my LIAT plane descended toward Beef ...read more