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SAIL May 2019

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.

United States
Active Interest Media
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2 min.
let’s be careful out there

When you’re talking about the thorny but important subject of onboard safety it’s easy to come across as pedantic and condescending—after all, as sailors we are imbued with a healthy respect for water and weather that arguably does not extend to many of our powerboating brethren, who can use horsepower to get themselves out of situations that sensible sailors would not get themselves into. Finger-wagging lectures on the importance of wearing lifejackets and harnesses are so common that many of us pay little attention to them. I recall fighting to stay awake through a safety-at-sea seminar during which speaker after speaker went through subjects so familiar to me that I blanked out almost everything I heard. This is not an attitude I would recommend. And yet, you could distill the most…

3 min.
the sailing scene

And don’t forget to sign up for our free eNewsletter, Under Sail, via our website sailmagazine.com Who says we can’t sail in February in Michigan? MyDN 12ft hard water vessel keeps me tuned for my 36ft Beneteau.—John Forbes, Granger, INI love the colors of this view, softened by a little sea smoke, of sunset on the Kennebunk River. The photo was taken across the transom of our Sabre 30 MkIII, Norbeck.—Owen Mathieu, Marblehead, MALazy sailing with a friend toward Sitges, Barcelona on a Friday afternoon.—Miguel Diaz-Varela, Barcelona, SpainThis picture was taken from the dock in New Harbor on Block Island, RI, while looking out at my 1998 Catalina 380 on a mooring during an off-season visit.—Dave Naismith, Wickford, RIEarly morning in Scituate Harbor, taken from my MkI Catalina 36, Relaxing.—John Hill,…

6 min.
people with gusto

Steve greeted my boyfriend, Phillip, and me as soon as we tied Plaintiff’s Rest, our 1985 Niagara 35, up to his dock on one of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. He was tall, cheerful and clad in a hodge-podge of clothes one might wear to paint a house: oversized, grungy and old. His shoes were duct-taped together. His hat was dirty and crooked. When his wife, Pat, came out of the house, she looked like the painter’s apprentice, draped in a stained men’s button-down, three sizes too big for her, and sporting blue pants, pink Crocs. I loved them both instantly, even before I heard their life story. I’ll be honest. When SAIL’s editor suggested a “hindsight” article before we left on our first cruise to the Bahamas—“looking back, what…

4 min.
dogs afloat

We dog owners understand the general expectations of ourselves in public places, like picking up after Fido and keeping him on a leash. There are, however, certain places where additional unspoken rules or expectations may apply—as in harbors or marinas. If you sail with your dog, it’s best to learn some basic rules of etiquette for both you and your pet. The basics: A well-trained and loving dog is much easier to manage in public places. By well-trained we mean responsive to their owners. Tackle the basic commands like sit, stay, down and recall. All dogs respond best to reward-based training and positive reinforcement. They learn through the consequences of their behavior—if they experience a positive consequence, they are more likely to repeat the behavior. Recall is one of the most…

2 min.
cruising tips

CHECK THE WAYPOINT Most errors with GPS and paper chart navigation are caused by the operator punching in the wrong numbers or plotting the lat/long incorrectly. The surest way to double-check a waypoint is from a known position, and the best position you’re likely to have is your home mooring. First, enter the new waypoint’s coordinates into the GPS using the lat/long lifted from the waypoint plotted on the chart. Next, activate the GPS waypoint using “GoTo” and note its range and bearing from your present position, which you know exactly because you’re at home. Use your dividers and parallel rules to see if the range and bearing on the chart stack up with numbers on the screen. If there’s a discrepancy, check those lat/long figures again. You know the rule:…

2 min.
flying high

San Francisco was the venue of the biggest come-from-behind victory in the history of the America’s Cup when Oracle Team USA beat Emirates Team New Zealand in 2013, so it seems only fitting that the first American round of Larry Ellison’s new SailGP pro sailing series will be held there. Over the weekend of May 4-5, six modified AC50 foiling cats capable of speeds approaching 50 knots will do battle on the bay. The brainchild of Ellison and Oracle Team USA CEO Russell Coutts, the SailGP format loosely mirrors what the Oracle team had in mind for the Cup had they retained it in Bermuda last year—a regular pro circuit to get the spectacular AC50 foilers in front of crowds around the world. Thwarted by the Kiwis’ victory and subsequent decision…