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January 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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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Active Interest Media
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2 min.
off track

SAIL’s technical guru, Nigel Calder, isn’t afraid to take his beloved Malo 46, Nada, into places where many sensible cruisers might fear to tread. As long as there’s enough water at low tide to keep his boat afloat—even just barely—Nigel will happily go there. Unsurprisingly, this has led to a few misadventures among the adventures—among them inadvertently ending up high and dry up a creek in France, and nearly losing his boat on a sandbar in Portugal—all of which Nigel chronicles cheerfully. After all, such escapades are part of the cruising experience. Along with the drive to explore off the beaten track comes the need for self-sufficiency, which, as all cruising sailors know, means the ability to repair your boat in exotic places, or at least those without a towing service…

1 min.
sail

EDITORIAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PETER NIELSEN EXECUTIVE EDITOR ADAM CORT ASSOCIATE EDITOR LYDIA MULLAN WEB EDITOR EMME HURLEY CRUISING EDITOR CHARLES J. DOANE TECHNICAL EDITOR JAY E. PARIS ELECTRONICS EDITOR BEN ELLISON CHARTER EDITOR ZUZANA PROCHAZKA CONTRIBUTING EDITORS NIGEL CALDER, DON CASEY, TOM CUNLIFFE, DUNCAN KENT, TOM HALE, ANDY SCHELL, GORDON WEST, ANNIE DIKE, PETER SWANSON ART & DESIGN ART DIRECTOR STEVE JYLKKA ADVERTISING GROUP PUBLISHER BOB BAUER / bbauer@aimmedia.com MARKETING DIRECTOR SARAH WEBSTER OPERATIONS MANAGER ANDREA BAK HOWEY / ahowey@aimmedia.com EUROPEAN ADVERTISING DIRECTOR ELENA PATRIARCA / patriarca.elena@gmail.com NORTHEAST, UPPER MIDWEST & EASTERN CANADA REGIONAL MANAGER ANDREW HOWE / ahowe@aimmedia.com FLORIDA AND THE CARIBBEAN JESSICA SCHULTZ / jschultz@aimmedia.com MID-ATLANTIC, CENTRAL MIDWEST, WEST COAST, WESTERN CANADA REGIONAL MANAGER BOB BAUER / bbauer@aimmedia.com MARKETPLACE SALES MANAGER CATHY BREEN / cbreen@aimmedia.com MARINE GROUP PRESIDENT GARY DE SANCTIS VP, MARKETING AND EVENTS JULIE JARVIE VP, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR WILLIAM SISSON VP, MARKETING INNOVATION ERIC DALLIN FINANCIAL ANALYST CHRISTINE NILSEN PRODUCTION MANAGER SUNITA PATEL EVENT…

1 min.
the sailing scene

And don't forget to sign up for our free eNewsletter, Under Sail, via our website sailmagazine.com A beautiful sunset seen from my Catalina 22 off Naples, Florida.— Arthur Thomas, Bonita Springs, FLI was enjoying a late-afternoon October sail on Penobscot Bay, Maine, on my Cape Dory 27, Festina.— Ted Coladarci, Castine, METhis picture was taken during a calm morning swim on Lake Ontario, while waiting for the wind to return onboard ReGenesis, a Frers F3.— Michael Doble, Montreal, QCTaking in the weekly Friday night fireworks with friends from the cockpit of Banana Wind, our Catalina C-28, on Grapevine Lake in Texas.— Kirk and Stacey Stites, Colleyville, TXHere's a shot of my ‘79 Endeavour 37A moored at Heritage Park in Slidell, Louisiana. The kids and I docked there after an afternoon motor…

2 min.
letters

ISLAND SAFETY The article Trouble in Paradise (November/December 2019) maligned Grenada with its reportage on petty crime there. Ask most cruisers in Grenada, and they will tell you it is a very safe island. So much so they frequently sit in Grenada penning articles on Facebook telling everyone how dangerous St. Vincent and St. Lucia are, even though they rarely go there. They often stay all summer, and often do not even venture far in the winter. The government of Grenada has made a big effort to make it easy for cruisers to stay and Grenada has a generous supply of lovely bays. For most of the year they are all full of many hundreds of cruising boats. In the summer many of the anchorages in St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Antigua…

2 min.
the greatest of loops

It began, as Randall Reeves puts it, as a simple idea—to solo-circumnavigate the Americas and Antarctica in one season, making a double loop of the globe in the shape of a figure eight. It ended last October, when Reeves and his 45ft aluminum cutter, Moli, sailed back into Sausalito, California, at the conclusion of a 39,000-mile epic that encompassed everything from dodging icebergs to Southern Ocean storms to frustrating calms in tropical heat. The Figure 8 Voyage was one of those increasingly rare sailing feats, one that hadn’t been done before. No one had attempted to circle both Antarctica and the North and South American continents. The near-40,000 mile voyage would have been a challenge for a fully crewed boat, let alone one sailor. In fact, on his first attempt, in…

2 min.
eight bells: olaf harken, 1939-2019

Olaf Harken, who along with his brother, Peter, created the now legendary sailing hardware company Harken in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, passed away last October. He was 80 years old and is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruth, three daughters, four granddaughters and one grandson. When Olaf and Peter were inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2014, he explained the brothers’ business philosophy in the following terms: “When trying new stuff our rule is to ask, ‘If it all goes bad, can we survive?’ Then we go to the bar and forget what we just said and do it anyway!” “Peter and I were not very smart,” Olaf also said in his 2015 memoir Fun Times in Boats, Blocks & Business, “but we did know that success is linked…