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SAIL June 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.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Active Interest Media
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old school

In my personal pantheon of sailing heroes, no one comes close to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. On April 22, a month after his 80th birthday, the grizzled Brit celebrated the 50th anniversary of his historic win in the original Sunday Times Golden Globe round-the-world race by sailing his 32ft ketch, Suhaili, across the 1969 finish line off Falmouth, England, accompanied by a flotilla of friends and fans. In case you went to sleep in 1968 and just woke up this month, the Golden Globe was the first nonstop around-the-world race and was, literally, the stuff of legends. The boats were small and the dangers great. Communication was hit-and-miss and navigation was by sextant. Of the nine starters, Knox-Johnston, sailing Suhaili, the teak double-ender he’d had built in India, was the only finisher.…

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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 BLAKE CHASSE/bchasse@aimmedia.com MARKETPLACE SALES MANAGER CAROLYN NEWMAN/CNewman@aimmedia.com MARINE GROUP PRESIDENT GARY DE SANCTIS VP, MARKETING AND EVENTS JULIE JARVIE VP, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR WILLIAM SISSON PRODUCTION MANAGER SUNITA PATEL EVENT CONTENT MANAGER PETER SWANSON PRODUCTION COORDINATORS AMY PINTO, JENNIFER WILLIAMS, CHRIS CIRILLI TRAFFIC COORDINATOR SARA CARPENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CONSUMER MARKETING DANA RAVEN CIRCULATION, FULFILLMENT MANAGER…

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the sailing scene

It was a blustery start for the sailors on Day 1 of St. Augustine Race Week in March.—Robert Beringer, Jacksonville, FLA beautiful dawn in the awesome Sea of Cortez. I took this picture at Puerto Balandra from our chartered Lagoon catamaran. There were only a few boats at anchor on our last night/morning before heading back to La Paz.—Matt Perkins, Denver, COBaylee the 11-week-old Golden Retriever is getting used to our 32ft Irwin Classic, Holdfast, and anticipating spring at Lake Guntersville Sailing Marina.—Price Pass, Guntersville, ALThe morning view of Catalina Island’s Cherry Cove from Greta, a 45ft Beneteau Oceanis. Following months of rainfall, Catalina had transformed into an emerald-green island just in time for our ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising course.—Dan Thompson, U.S. Embassy, San SalvadorI thought I would share…

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letters

MORE THAN EYE CANDY SAIL has triumphed in replacing the vapid foredeck-posing representation of “women in sail” with good stories by and about female sailors and unpretentious photography of women sailing. Along with the articles and notes on important seamanship, this tilt of media culture makes me feel more ready to snuggle into the recesses of my bilge (which I had to brighten up with yellow paint) and get the nasty job of wrestling the new fuel tank, hoses and through-hull into place done. If I’m successful, I might even reward myself with some treats from your advertisers. Thank you! —Susan Bryant, Cohasset, MA IDENTIFYING WITH THE OWL I found myself laughing out loud while reading the Flight of the Owl (April 2019). It is so very well written and with a specific sense…

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the legacy

On this idyllic California summer morning, Soncy, a classic 40ft Rhodes-designed sloop built in 1957, is on her way to Santa Catalina Island. On board are owner John Clark Jr., his 10-year-old son, Ian, and me. As we motor out of New-port Harbor while raising the sails, two other sailboats come within shouting distance, and their skippers giving us a thumbs-up. “Beautiful!” one of them shouts across the water. John, used to frequent compliments about his boat, waves in return. Well-deserved compliments, I might add. Soncy is impeccably maintained, her classic lines drawn by one of the most renowned yacht designers of that era. As we clear the breakwater, the rumble of the engine is extinguished and Soncy’s dark blue hull slices smoothly through the azure waters off Orange County. A…

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cruising tips

SORT THE CHARTS Lying here on the cockpit seat is my iPad, loaded with Navionics charts. It’s a classic example of the benefits of GPS-assisted paper chart navigation and the wonderful electronics that represent the greatest breakthrough in pilotage in all of our lifetimes. However, nothing is free, and like nearly all vector-based charting systems, the presentation isn’t as intuitive as on a paper chart. Plus, no plotter screen is ever big enough to deliver the overview we need in a close-quarters scenario. I’ve therefore found the best answer is to pilot on a good-old paper chart, using the plotter to confirm where exactly I am on it and for occasional blow-up images. The confidence boost is terrific. SLAPPER STOPPER When I came on deck at 0800 to hoist my colors on a…

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