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.
Iconic Merlin in the Biennial Newport-Bermuda Race
If you’re over 40 and know anything about sailing, you probably know exactly who Bill Lee is. The image is clear: bushy brown hair escaping from a Gilligan-style bucket hat, oversized sunglasses and a wrinkled flower-print button-down shirt. We (I’m 43) can also picture the ...read more