Pity the poor Volvo Ocean Race sailor. While it may seem like forever since the fleet arrived in Cape Town after 24 days at sea, in fact it’s only been a couple of weeks. Worse, yet the forecast is calling for the sailors to get pasted by heavy weather on the nose within hours of the start. They are also sure to get their share of calms again, as in the Atlantic Doldrums. A video summary of Leg 1 provides a refresher course in what the sailors have already been through, and a glimpse of what is likely to come.
How to: The Right Electric Windlass for Your Boat
Every sailor appreciates a little mechanical assistance up at the bow. At the same time, whether you’re upgrading the boat with a new windlass or speccing a new boat, it’s an expensive decision that you need to get right the first time.The first and often most baffling question ...read more