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July/august 2024

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Safety at sea

When the going gets rough, have the right equipment to be ready for emergencies

Prepare for lift off

The America’s Cup kicks off in Barcelona with action on and off the race course

Going for gold?

It’s been 16 years since an Americans won an Olympic gold medal. This team is aiming to change that.

Sailing into no man’s land

A solo sailor brings his trailersailer to Ontario, where the solitude and the sailing reign supreme

Boats & Gear 

Technique: How to survive going overboard

Perry on Design: The Cayman 28 skiff and the Elan Impression 43 cruiser

Used Boat Notebook: Hunter Vision 32

Gear: New and notable safety gear

Boat Doctor: Making the first passage on your new-to-you boat


For Openers

Full and By: The daysailer has sailed a long way since Captain Nat invented it

On the Wind: Is sailing risky? Not if you believe the data over the actuaries

Splashes: IMOCAs storm NYC

Nautical Library: Last days of the schooner America

The Wharf: Brokerage, charter and other sailing related goods and services

Your Beauty of Sail: Readers’ photos

On the Cover: The IRC 46 Pata Negra, skippered by Dr. Laura Schlessinger, rounds Tortola in the BVI Spring Regatta. Cover picture by Alex Turnbull