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October/November 2020

Editorial content covers the total sailing experience, featuring articles on coastal and blue-water cruising, trailer-sailing, racing, multihulls and monohulls, daysailing, one-design racing, and much more.

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picking up with sail’s 50th

Suffice it to say, 2020 has not gone the way any of us expected. Plans, hopes, shattered dreams—even as we’ve all collectively done our best to keep moving, there’s no denying the many things that have been lost, left by the wayside or put on hold. Falling into the latter category has been our golden-anniversary coverage here at SAIL. Yes, as was mentioned a few months back, SAIL turned 50 this year, having been launched in early 1970 by entrepreneur and sailor Bernard Goldhirsh, founder of the Institute for the Advancement of Sailing, which started out publishing an annual sailboat directory in the late ‘60s—a publication that also continues to this day in the form of SAIL’s annual New Boats & Gear guide. Back in February, we started off with what we’d…

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the sailing scene

Are you out there sailing, cruising and living the sailing life? Share your experiences with other readers. Send your photos to sailmail@sailmagazine.com And don’t forget to sign up for our free eNewsletter, Under Sail, via our website sailmagazine.com I took this photo on an early morning in late September in a quiet cove in Desolation Sound, British Colombia. The relatively warm water and cool air result in frequent morning fog.— Al Kracke, Minnetonka, MNHere’s the view west from the Chesapeake Yacht Club on the West River after a beautiful spring sail.— Scott Shannon, via sailmail@aimmedia.comThis picture was taken in Biscayne Bay, Florida, on a calm, light-breeze day in the middle of these stormy times that we are all weathering off the water.— Marcelo Kroeff, via sailmail@aimmedia.comWe were headed northeast from Herring Bay, Maryland, before…

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Just another perfect sunset on the Metedeconk River in Brick, New Jersey, aboard our 1965 Pearson Commander, Sanderling.— Eric Lehnes, Brick, NJThe forecast was zero percent chance of rain, really! The storm came up fast with these undulatus asperatus clouds.— Bill Tarnick, Baytown, TX RIGHT TO FISH Here is a slightly different perspective on the “Right to Anchor” controversy (Waterlines, May). What about the “Right to Fish?” Does anyone with a boat have the right to fish in a crowded marina? Yesterday, while returning to my slip I encountered a fishing boat in the fairway between two docks. This has happened before. The angler will usually get out of the way without being asked. This guy slowly complied by pulling his boat to the edge of he fairway. About that time, another…

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ayme sinclair talks diversity and equality on sail's new podcast

In recent months, US Sailing, like many organizations, has been taking a closer look at diversity to ensure it’s doing the best job it can of introducing people from all backgrounds and ethnicities to the sport. As part of this effort, this past summer it organized an online panel discussion titled “Increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Sport of Sailing,” moderated by Ayme Sinclair, vice-president of the National Women’s Sailing Association and CEO of Women Who Sail. (In a second installment of the series, US Sailing also hosted an online panel discussion focusing on sailing and the LGBTQ community.) Principal Editor, Adam Cort, recently spoke with Sinclair about her work with US Sailing as part of SAIL magazine’s new Point of SAIL podcast. What follows are some excerpts from…

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former sail editor resued at sea

In late August, SAIL’s former editor-in-chief, Peter Nielsen, was rescued by a Chinese fishing boat after the catamaran he was crewing aboard struck a whale. According to Nielsen, the boat, One Tree Island, a newly refitted Chris White-designed Atlantic 46, was in the middle of the Pacific, about 2,500 miles from Panama and 1,500 miles from the Marquesas when the port hull was holed. Although the damage, in Nielsen’s words, was “not that substantial,” it proved impossible to plug the cracks either from inside or outside the boat, and the hull soon flooded. “It was a perfect sailing day, 10 to 12 knot breeze, making 5-7 knots. Blue sky, 6ft swell…could hardly have happened in a more remote piece of wet real estate,” Nielsen says. “Didn’t see the whale until the…

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book review: sailing into oblivion

Jerome Rand $15.99, available through Amazon As refreshing and inspiring as Jerome Rand’s 2017-18 solo-circumnavigation may have been, his account of the voyage in the book Sailing Into Oblivion: The Solo Non-Stop Voyage of the Mighty Sparrow may be even better. You may recall Rand made the trip aboard his decades-old Westsail 32 with little if any fanfare and even less sponsorship. Not surprisingly, the tone of the book is much the same, a straightforward, often inspiring tale of a lone individual who casts off lines simply for the love of sailing and the sea. Not that the trip was without its hardships. On the contrary, Rand is not shy about describing the ups and downs of solo voyaging. The result, though, only serves to make the book that much more satisfying,…