While many sailors are said to be superstitious, I never had any qualms about casting off lines on a Friday or hanging a large stalk of Jamaican bananas from the mizzen. Nor did I see any cause for concern heading out on “The Ides of March” for a quick daysail aboard my Dyer dinghy. After a dozen …Details
As a former dinghy racer, I can be hard to please when it comes to “bigger boats.” And while the 27ft Saffier SE 27 Leisure is hardly “big,” I’m always skeptical the freedom and performance that made me fall in love with sailing will still be there in any boat that weighs more than my car. However, …Details
The Nacra 17 and 49er skiff worlds conclude with the Dutch dominating the skiffs and the Italians prevailing in the in Nacra 17.
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It’s something all sailors dread—seeing the floorboards in the cabin sole afloat—and it’s what I saw on my way back from a sail across Biscayne Bay. Since I was on my own, I immediately let Betty Jane, my 1982 Mystic 20 Catboat, round up into the wind and went below to turn on the bilge pump. For …Details
For the record, I will be the first to admit that a professionally executed reverse-tuck Class 1 eye splice on modern braided line adds an air of proficiency and seamanship to any boat. When I see a boat with braided line eye splices, I am more impressed than any amount of brightwork or varnish. …Details
On September 5 at 6:30 pm EST, a few big names in sailing advocacy will join forces for a panel discussion titled “Sailing as a Force for Good” at Sail Newport. The discussion, which will be presented as a webinar for those who cannot attend in person, will feature speakers from Maiden Factor, The …Details
US Sailing Team athletes set up a full operation in Halifax for the Skiff and Nacra Worlds as they sail for berths, funds, and international experience.
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Aluminum cruising boats from French builders like Garcia, Boréal and Alubat have been gaining traction in the United States over the past several years. These heavy-duty so-called “adventure cruisers” are versatile and, of necessity, conservatively rigged, with centerboards that both reduce draft …Details