Sailing Magazine - Features http://sailingmagazine.net/articles.sec-116-1-features.html Thu, 21 Feb 19 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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 ...]]>
Civilization in the distance - The pristine cruising grounds in British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii Islands are a step back in time http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1978-civilization-in-the-distance.html Civilization in the distance - The pristine cruising grounds in British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii Islands are a step back in time
The silence made my ears ring. No electronic chirps, no roar of jets overhead, no sounds except the softly lapping waves on the sturdy wooden hull and the whisper of wind in the sails. An occasional s...]]>
Sailing a piece of history - When racing a Chesapeake Bay log canoe, sometimes you just have to keep it upright and in one piece to win http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1979-sailing-a-piece-of-history.html Sailing a piece of history - When racing a Chesapeake Bay log canoe, sometimes you just have to keep it upright and in one piece to win
It was a typical race day on Chesapeake Bay’s Miles River. The wind started out at 12 knots, gusting to 16. But of the 11 Chesapeake log canoes that left the dock at the Miles River Yacht Club for a...]]>
Society Island Escape - A stress-free charter in one of the world’s most exotic locations was just the ticket for this happy group http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1965-society-island-escape.html Society Island Escape - A stress-free charter in one of the world’s most exotic locations was just the ticket for this happy group
The Moorings 4800 rides at anchor.Susan Colby photo Sailing French Polynesia is the stuff dreams are made of. We had Laura, a marine biologist, who dreamed of exploring the sea life and coral gar...]]>
Sailing among the ruins - A charter through the Greek islands reveals ancient history and Mediterranean beauty http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1966-sailing-among-the-ruins.html Sailing among the ruins - A charter through the Greek islands reveals ancient history and Mediterranean beauty
I was sprawled in our cockpit in a quiet cove among the Greek Islands one evening, gazing at the brilliant stars dotting the black sky. Suddenly I wondered if a Greek sailor, perhaps on the verge...]]>
Charter News - New boats, new locations and a robust hurricane recovery are keeping charter companies busy http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1967-charter-news.html Charter News - New boats, new locations and a robust hurricane recovery are keeping charter companies busy
There’s never been a better time to charter, with new bases popping up in both new locations and old favorites. Charter boats, whether monohulls or big cats, are getting more comfortable and easier ...]]>
'Lost at sea' - The crew of a Volvo Ocean Race boat suspended a 10-hour unsuccessful search for crewmember John Fisher, who went overboard in the Southern Ocean March 26. Fisher was declared “lost at sea” by race officials, but other nearby ships continue the search. http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1958-lost-at-sea.html 'Lost at sea' - The crew of a Volvo Ocean Race boat suspended a 10-hour unsuccessful search for crewmember John Fisher, who went overboard in the Southern Ocean March 26. Fisher was declared “lost at sea” by race officials, but other nearby ships continue the search.
In gale-force conditions, Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag crewmember John Fisher fell overboard in the Southern Ocean approximately 1,400 miles west of Cape Horn on Day 9 of the 7,600-mile Leg 7 from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajaí, Brazil. According to race officials, the Scallywag crew immediately turned the boat around and began to sail upwind in a search pattern coordinated by the Maritime Rescu...]]>
The boat that just won't die - Fazisi, a boat unlike any the Whitbread race had ever seen, has always faced challenges. Designer Vlad Murnikov reflects on the life of the legend and how, even battered by a hurricane and plundered by thieves, you can never count the old girl out. http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1951-the-boat-that-just-wont-die.html The boat that just won't die - Fazisi, a boat unlike any the Whitbread race had ever seen, has always faced challenges. Designer Vlad Murnikov reflects on the life of the legend and how, even battered by a hurricane and plundered by thieves, you can never count the old girl out.
As it often happens these days, the news came through Facebook. The striking hull of a maxi yacht, massive yet graceful, laying on top of the salvage barge, looking very sad with all the deck gear stripped, hatches torn apart, stanchions and pulpits bent, yet looking hauntingly beautiful even in this distressed state. ...]]>
Illustrated guide to fitting out http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1952-illustrated-guide-to-fitting-out.html Illustrated guide to fitting out
Get your boat in gear for the sailing season by tackling your to-do list now....]]>