Sail Magazin

Sail Magazin

SAIL Magazine is the magazine of record on the sailing way of life. Whether it’s cruising, racing, or lifestyle, our editorial mission is to inspire, educate and entertain sailors of every kind and to celebrate the sport in words and images.
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  1. We were anchored at the end of a narrow bay under glittering pink granite cliffs. A whiff of pine scented the air. From Belamies, our PDQ 36 catamaran, I swam ashore in the clear water. Lying on a rocky slab warmed by the sun, I closed my eyes and listened to ripples slap at my feet. Was I in...
  2. Most sailors are well attuned to keeping an eye out for cold fronts, which can bring nasty, squally weather with strong winds and large seas. But there are times when the worst weather actually comes ahead of the cold front, and that’s when a pre-frontal trough is present. Sometimes, a pre-frontal...
  3. Maybe you’ll remember back in 2014 when the Volvo 65 Team Vestas Wind, racing in the Volvo Ocean Race, slammed into the Cargados Carajos Shoals in the Indian Ocean in the middle of the night. Miraculously no one was killed or injured, but the boat was a total wreck, and the reef didn’t fare much...
  4. “Why didn’t he point the boat into the wind to raise/lower the main to avoid tangling in the lazyjacks?” Ah, the comments section on YouTube. Normally maybe not the most productive place to spend an afternoon, but today it’s inspired me. James the Sailor Man, solo Alberg 30 sailor of YouTube fame,...
  5. Grizzly bears? Check. Tidal currents at up to 15 knots? Check. Wild weather? Check. This is the Race to Alaska (R2AK), 750 nautical miles of unsupported racing through Canadian wilderness from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska. Oh, and you can’t have an engine…at all, even if it’s...