Sailing Magazine - Features http://sailingmagazine.net/articles.sec-116-1-features.html Tue, 25 Jun 19 00:00:00 -0400 en hourly 1 Long-distance sailing love - Genevieve Evans didn’t set out to own two sailing schools more than 3,000 miles apart, but now her students and instructors find places to learn year round http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2106-long-distance-sailing-love.html Long-distance sailing love - Genevieve Evans didn’t set out to own two sailing schools more than 3,000 miles apart, but now her students and instructors find places to learn year round
It’s not uncommon for committed sailors to decide to share their love of the sport by teaching others to sail. But it is remarkable for a sailor to jump into sailing education by founding two school...]]>
The healing power of sailing - Warrior Sailing military veterans came to Charleston Race Week not only to race but to help heal from the aftereffects of war http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2107-the-healing-power-of-sailing.html The healing power of sailing - Warrior Sailing military veterans came to Charleston Race Week not only to race but to help heal from the aftereffects of war
In April, Sperry Charleston Race Week drew its second largest ever fleet, with more than 250 entries from across the U.S. and overseas. In the void created by the defunct Key West Race Week, Charlesto...]]>
A cruiser gets schooled - A big-boat cruising sailor heads to St. Thomas and the North U clinic to learn the racing ropes http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2109-a-cruiser-gets-schooled.html A cruiser gets schooled - A big-boat cruising sailor heads to St. Thomas and the North U clinic to learn the racing ropes
The forecast was for 83 degrees with a 12-knot wind. The water was a stunning aqua blue off the St. Thomas Yacht Club on Cowpet Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands, the site of North U’s midwinter racing clini...]]>
Great small boats for big adventures http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2098-great-small-boats-for-big-adventures.html Great small boats for big adventures
Who says you need a big boat for a big adventure? Self-sufficient sailors have long turned to sturdy little crafts for passages in challenging waters from lakes to oceans. Not only are small boats sim...]]>
Agenda-free Adventure - A carefree cruise provided plenty of opportunities to let the wind be the decision-maker for these warm-water seekers http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2086-agenda-free-adventure.html Agenda-free Adventure - A carefree cruise provided plenty of opportunities to let the wind be the decision-maker for these warm-water seekers
With the summer of scow racing a distant memory, a sailing adventure was exactly what my husband Matt and I needed to escape a brutal Midwest winter. Our destination had to meet several criteria: have...]]>
The need for speed - Team USA faces a learning curve on its way to the foiling circuit’s stop in the States http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2087-the-need-for-speed.html The need for speed - Team USA faces a learning curve on its way to the foiling circuit’s stop in the States
Team USA finished a disappointing last in the February debut of the high-octane SailGP series that treated spectators in Australia’s Sydney Harbour to two days of high-speed foiling amid light winds...]]>
Get the season started - Work on your boat now so you can spend the season sailing, not fixing http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2078-get-the-season-started.html Get the season started - Work on your boat now so you can spend the season sailing, not fixing
 Regardless of where you sail, odds are the off season was challenging. From the polar vortex to record cold and heaps of snow, the weather has sailors even more excited than usual to hit the wat...]]>
When the sea is in a snit - One of the scariest legs of a journey halfway across the world turns out to be a section of the Caribbean Sea, where monster waves, big winds and current combine for a wild ride http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2085-when-the-sea-is-in-a-snit.html When the sea is in a snit - One of the scariest legs of a journey halfway across the world turns out to be a section of the Caribbean Sea, where monster waves, big winds and current combine for a wild ride
I saw the wave coming, just ahead and to windward. As we approached I noticed an unusually deep trough opening between the second wave in the train and the first. The seas and wind had been build...]]>
Back on island time - The islands decimated by two record hurricanes in 2017 are a little worse for wear, but fully back in action for the winter sailing season http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2069-back-on-island-time.html Back on island time - The islands decimated by two record hurricanes in 2017 are a little worse for wear, but fully back in action for the winter sailing season
It has been a year and a half since Hurricane Irma, the largest hurricane recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, barreled over parts of the Caribbean, leaving a wake of destruction in its path in September 2...]]>
Racing the rock - The Golden Rock Regatta’s mix of shoreside fun with casual racing brings sailors back to the Leewards year after year http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2061-racing-the-rock.html Racing the rock - The Golden Rock Regatta’s mix of shoreside fun with casual racing brings sailors back to the Leewards year after year
I have enjoyed a lot of different sailing events, from local regattas to glamorous destinations. Each had its own appeal, but once I’ve been there, done that,  I rarely return because there are new places to explore. But I made an exception for the Golden Rock Regatta, a little-known Caribbean series that is held in November, featuring long-distance races to a smattering of islands: St...]]>
Ludicrous speed on hard water - For hardy sailors, the racing season really gets going—and going fast—when freezing temperatures create the perfect iceboating conditions http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2068-ludicrous-speed-on-hard-water.html Ludicrous speed on hard water - For hardy sailors, the racing season really gets going—and going fast—when freezing temperatures create the perfect iceboating conditions
J.H. Peterson photoPlunging temperatures, bitterly cold winds and rock-hard waterways. Just right for sailing …  that is, if you’ve got a serious need for speed and don’t mind the windburn....]]>
From beginner to boat owner in 9 months - By the end of her first sail, Natalie Smith knew she loved sailing and didn’t waste time jumping in with both feet http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2054-from-beginner-to-boat-owner-in-9-months.html From beginner to boat owner in 9 months - By the end of her first sail, Natalie Smith knew she loved sailing and didn’t waste time jumping in with both feet
Mears Point Marina in Grasonville, Maryland, on the Chesapeake’s Eastern Shore is a friendly place, particularly on O-dock, where David and Penny Renoll keep the boats they use in their charter and ...]]>
Sailing on a mission in the garbage patch http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2058-sailing-on-a-mission-in-the-garbage-patch.html Sailing on a mission in the garbage patch
Sailors the world over have noticed an every increasing amount of plastic garbage floating in the oceans. One group made up of women sailors and scientists has spent the last four years studying and b...]]>
A labor of love and friendship - A pair of friends chase a dream and undertake a two-year restoration of a classic Bluenose sloop http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2059-a-labor-of-love-and-friendship.html A labor of love and friendship - A pair of friends chase a dream and undertake a two-year restoration of a classic Bluenose sloop
The allure of a Bluenose was always there. We had both owned or sailed a variety of boats in our home waters in the Finger Lakes region of New York and in the British Virgin Islands, everything from L...]]>
Rescue in the middle of nowhere - When a massive storm left boats in a solo around-the-world-race crippled and one sailor injured, the world watched a race to rescue http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2032-rescue-in-the-middle-of-nowhere.html Rescue in the middle of nowhere - When a massive storm left boats in a solo around-the-world-race crippled and one sailor injured, the world watched a race to rescue
The message send via satellite test was gut wrenching. “Rolled. Dismasted. Severe back injury. Cannot get up.” That was the last message received from 39-year-old Indian solo sailor Abhilash Tom...]]>
Gifts for sailors - SAILING editors pick great gifts for the sailor in your life http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2037-gifts-for-sailors.html Gifts for sailors - SAILING editors pick great gifts for the sailor in your life
 Serious sailors need serious knives, and Spyderco’s Salt Series of knives fits the bill. This sheepfoot-blade one-handed folding knife is impervious to rust and incredibly light with a nonslip...]]>
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Chicago-Mac death investigated http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2021-chicago-mac-death-investigated.html Chicago-Mac death investigated
The death of a sailor who drowned when his life jacket did not inflate during the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac July 21 is being investigated by a committee overseen by the yacht club....]]>
New Detroit North Sails loft launches http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2022-new-detroit-north-sails-loft-launches.html New Detroit North Sails loft launches

 One of the largest North Sails lofts in the country has a new home in the heart of freshwater sailing country.

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New Boat Showcase - It’s boat show season, and this year there is a range of new boats hitting the shows from Newport to Miami. From a fun inflatable dinghy and a foiling racer to comfy cruisers, our editors share some of the exciting new designs. http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2018-new-boat-showcase.html New Boat Showcase - It’s boat show season, and this year there is a range of new boats hitting the shows from Newport to Miami. From a fun inflatable dinghy and a foiling racer to comfy cruisers, our editors share some of the exciting new designs.

It’s boat show season, and this year there is a range of new boats hitting the shows from Newport to Miami. From a fun inflatable dinghy and a foiling racer to comfy cruisers, our editors share some of the exciting new designs.

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Sail like a girl? You bet they did - The Sail Like a Girl team celebrates a Race to Alaska win, the first time a monohull has won the race. Race to Alaska photo http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2010-sail-like-a-girl-you-bet-they-did.html Sail like a girl? You bet they did - The Sail Like a Girl team celebrates a Race to Alaska win, the first time a monohull has won the race. Race to Alaska photo
They had traveled 750 miles by sea, convinced themselves that they had blown their lead when they had to stop to deal with a log jammed under the boat and worked their legs as much as their brains and yet, as the team of seven woman approached the finish to what is one of the most unusual and captivating races in the world, they damn near missed it....]]>
Cruising back in time - Solitude and untouched beauty in the Spanish Virgin Islands off Puerto Rico’s east coast make this charter feel like old time Caribbean http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2015-cruising-back-in-time.html Cruising back in time - Solitude and untouched beauty in the Spanish Virgin Islands off Puerto Rico’s east coast make this charter feel like old time Caribbean
Talk to sailors who cruised the British Virgin Islands back in the 1970s and you’ll hear about remote anchorages with no other boats in sight, pristine beaches void of people and a quiet natural beauty that nourished the soul. By the time Twe chartered there for the first time in 2004, the lovely islands had morphed into something different, not better or worse, merely changed by controlled real...]]>
Touch of class - One-design classes built around camaraderie offer great competition and even better friendships http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2002-touch-of-class.html Touch of class - One-design classes built around camaraderie offer great competition and even better friendships
The myth that one-design racing produces cut-throat competition doesn’t apply to these classic classes. Head to any of the winter circuit regattas, weeknight races or even the national and world championships and you will find a atmosphere that is more like a family reunion than hard-core battle. Built on the philosophy that sailing is better with friends, and that lending a hand with tuning or ...]]>
A hidden gem beckons - Strong winds, blue water and a sense of history keeps sailors coming back to a cluster of lakes in the nation’s heartland http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2003-a-hidden-gem-beckons.html A hidden gem beckons - Strong winds, blue water and a sense of history keeps sailors coming back to a cluster of lakes in the nation’s heartland
David Thoreson has sailed all over the world, more than 70,000 bluewater miles. But his favorite place to sail is small cluster of lakes tucked in the nation’s heartland known as Okoboji.  “...]]>
How to be a better sailor - The best thing about sailing is that there’s always more to be learned. Here are some ideas to start you on your way. http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1987-how-to-be-a-better-sailor.html How to be a better sailor - The best thing about sailing is that there’s always more to be learned. Here are some ideas to start you on your way.
Take a classLenny Shabes photo If you already sail, you might think that your ship has sailed as far as classes go. But learn-to-sail classes are just the tip of the iceberg. Most sailing schools...]]>
Going old school - The Golden Globe Race is taking solo sailors nonstop around the world using the same technology that was available when Robin Knox-Johnston sailed the first one in 1968 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1988-going-old-school.html Going old school - The Golden Globe Race is taking solo sailors nonstop around the world using the same technology that was available when Robin Knox-Johnston sailed the first one in 1968
Just as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet nears the finish line July 1, having zoomed around the world aboard high-tech 65-footers at speeds often exceeding 30 knots, sending high-tech drone video updates of every thrilling moment, 19 solo sailors will leave Les Sables d’Olonne, France, for a nonstop circumnavigation race aboard 30-footers retro-outfitte...]]>
Bouncing back - Six months after hurricanes ripped through the Caribbean, the annual regattas picked up the pieces and carried on http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1990-bouncing-back.html Bouncing back - Six months after hurricanes ripped through the Caribbean, the annual regattas picked up the pieces and carried on
What a thrill it brought, pressing my face against a hazy plexiglass airplane window, and seeing whitecaps scattered on the sea from 29,000 feet. Following last year’s tragic season of storms in the Caribbean, I was flying to the British Virgin Islands for the Spring Regatta, which has been bringing sailors to Tortola and the surrounding islands since 1972. As the flight descended through the tr...]]>
A five-year plan - Terri and Thomas Sand have gone from learn-to-sail classes to new boat owners planning on sailing off on a world cruise http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1991-a-five-year-plan.html A five-year plan - Terri and Thomas Sand have gone from learn-to-sail classes to new boat owners planning on sailing off on a world cruise
When Terri and Thomas Sand first started dating in 2013, they didn’t know it would lead to a new love, not just for each other but for sailing. Since then, the couple has made a five-year plan that is taking them from learn to sail classes to sailing off on a world cruise on their brand new cruising catamaran. ...]]>
Descent into madness - Donald Crowhurst perpetuated one of the greatest frauds in sports history in a race to be the first person to circumnavigate nonstop, until it all caught up with him. Now the story is making it to the big screen in The Mercy. http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1976-descent-into-madness.html Descent into madness - Donald Crowhurst perpetuated one of the greatest frauds in sports history in a race to be the first person to circumnavigate nonstop, until it all caught up with him. Now the story is making it to the big screen in The Mercy.
There was never any doubt that the tragic story of Donald Crowhurst would have to be included in my book about madness at sea. Of all the stories I researched, it’s the one that has caught the publi...]]>
6 things every sailor should know how to do - Don’t head out to sea without knowing what to do when emergencies—both small and large—arise http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1977-6-things-every-sailor-should-know-how-to-do.html 6 things every sailor should know how to do - Don’t head out to sea without knowing what to do when emergencies—both small and large—arise
1 How  your life jacket worksSpinlock created a life jacket with an integrated harness and several other safety functions specifically for sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race, but it is available to ...]]>