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An example of one of the treasure trove of ships’ logs from the Age of Sail to be reviewed online Although big, multi-million-dollar projects like the Large Hadron Collider and the human genome project with their legions of PHD’s tend to grab headlines, there’s still a part of play for the “citizen scientists” of the
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The Ultim class is set to race round the world in 2023 Photo courtesy of Yvan Zedda/OC Sport Pen Duik For years now, maxi-trimarans, both solo-sailed and fully crewed, have been racing the clock on their own around the world in an effort to set ever faster records for the world’s fastest circumnavigation under sail.
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120 children enrolled in Brooklyn Boatworks’ STEM and life skills-focused program launched their hand-built optimist prams on June 14 from Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The launch is the culmination of years of student work, with boats in process before the pandemic caused the program to pivot to online learning for a year. While
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Lagoon 51 In keeping with many of the more recently launched models created by French multihull builder Lagoon, the Lagoon 51 is all about comfort, “en plein air,” in particular, as the French might say. Topside, a whopping 80 percent of the boat’s flybridge is given over to lounging space in the form of a
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The museum’s Juneteenth celebration, now in its third year, is a true cultural immersion Discovering Amistad and Mystic Seaport Museum have partnered to organize their third annual Juneteenth festival, featuring concerts, speakers and a reflection on the lasting legacy of racial injustice in America. Declared a National Holiday in 2021, Juneteenth celebrates the end of
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Photo credit: Daniel Forster/PPL photo The biannual Newport Bermuda Race starts on Friday with the first warning signal at 1 pm. Whether you’re tracking a loved one’s progress or just spectating an event that draws pros and weekend warriors alike, there are plenty of ways to stay up to watch. The starting line will be
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Daniela Moroz led the U.S. team’s efforts in Hyères Photo courtesy of Sailing Energy/Ffvoile After being skunked or nearly skunked at multiple Olympiads, could the US Sailing Team (USST) now under the direction of Olympic veteran Paul Cayard, be finally turning it around? If its performance at the 53rd French Olympic Week regatta in Hyères,
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Why not try something new by spreading your wings in St. Vincent? Photo by Uwe/Adobe Stock So, you like to charter in the Caribbean with its warm waters, swaying palm trees, steady trade winds and strong rum drinks. What’s not to love? It can be easy, though, to get stuck in a rut when chartering
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Photo courtesy of Amory Ross/11th Hour Racing Earlier this week, 11th Hour Racing Team’s new IMOCA 60 Mālama finally arrived at an American dock for the first time, signifying the start of some exciting summer programming for America’s ocean racing home team. On Monday, the team will kick off a week full of oceanic programming
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Cruising on a budget has never looked so good! Photo by Michael Mckenzie My first job ever on a boat was picking weevils out of bags of sugar in preparation for a 1,200-mile delivery from the South Pacific island of Tonga to Opua, New Zealand, aboard a 43ft catamaran. Up to that point in my
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The finished product: you need to see the difference between the old sole material and the newer section Part of the remodeling of the chart table area on my 45ft schooner Britannia involved making a new section of floorboarding or, to use its proper nautical term, cabin sole. The floor beneath was just rough plywood,
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Thousands gathered in Bath, Maine over the weekend to see the replica Virginia hit the water for the first time. The tall ship, which is expected to be fully operational by next year, was built almost entirely by volunteers over the course of 25 years. It is an estimation of what the first European-deigned tall
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For over two decades, volunteers have been hard at work recreating America’s first ship This June, after over 25 years of research, planning and work, the completed replica of the Virginia will be launched from the Bath Freight Shed in Bath, Maine. This former railway station has been converted into a maritime hidden gem, featuring
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The growing family (left); Nemo enjoying his new crib (right).  As long-term cruisers, my partner, Timo, and I are used to up-cycling our belongings into any new items we might need rather than looking for a store-bought solution. Making a crib for our son, Nemo, was no exception. A few weeks before I was due
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Maxi-trimaran Sails Of Change will be on standby to attempt at the Jules Verne trophy Photo courtesy of Pierre Bouras/Spindrift In the 11 years since Spindrift Racing made its debut, the pro sailing team has made a big splash, and the upcoming season is expected to be no different. Spindrift co-owners Dona Bertarelli and Yann
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I’ve just returned from a week offshore on SEA’s Corwith Cramer (which I will be very happy to tell you all about in an upcoming issue of SAIL) but as the magazine’s gear reviewer, I wanted to give a quick shout out to some of the packing list’s MVPs. This isn’t my first rodeo, but
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With so many manufacturers dreaming up bigger production boats, more and more mid-sized cruisers fall on the smaller end of their lines. However, “smaller” does not mean less, and the tricks for optimizing larger models have helped with squeezing more enjoyment into less LOA. As seen in these three designs, there’s more than enough comfort,
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Fannette Island sits in the middle of the watery jewel that is Emerald Bay A sail on Lake Tahoe has been on my bucket list since the day I first laid eyes on it, and come hell or high water, I decided I was going to someday charter a boat there. North America’s largest and
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Looking astern at the swirling waters of New York’s East River I was never supposed to take my boat through New York City. After getting sucked backward through the Cape Cod Canal on my way south from Maine, when the speed of the current exceeded the maximum speed of my little electric auxiliary, I wanted
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