With boat shows cancelled, some boatbuilders are turning to use of virtual tours for their boats, like this look at the new Hylas H60.
And, given the need for people to stay separated to slow the growth of the COVID-19 outbreak, sailing groups and boatbuilders are looking for new ways to maintain the social nature of sailing and get prospective buyers to look at boats.
The group element of sailing is perfectly demonstrated by events like regattas and race series, where part of the fun is sailing together with your fellow crewmembers on your boat, as well as taking part in the captains’ meetings and cookouts and parties ashore. The gathering of fellow sailors, of people who all speak the same language of sailing, is the lifeblood of the social side of the sport.
The solitude aspect of sailing is something experienced by perhaps a smaller group of sailors who prefer the contemplative quiet of being aboard alone or with a small crew. In that realm, standing watch at midnight, for example, is a way to connect with the natural environment — and perhaps some of one’s own mental and spiritual environment — in a deep way that isn’t usually available on a boat full of outgoing conversationalists.
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Doing it all with one screen
The steering station on this Gunboat cat is equipped with large-screen B&G Zeus MFDs.
Don't scrimp when it comes to the crimp
Solid crimp connections make your power voyager’s electrical system more reliable.
Maritime Publishing acquires Ocean Navigator
The oral surgeon's masterpiece
Carastee was a L. Francis Herreshoff design similar to this Herreshoff ketch with its graceful sheer.
Protecting your boat from overcharging
A properly set up system can prevent damage to electrical components possible with LiFePO4 batteries
No. 18665 is the first to go
In the phase out of paper charts, the NOAA chart of Lake Tahoe will be the first to disappear.
Two dismastings dodged
Mast and rigging problems bedevil a Pacific voyager in harbor and at sea
Light in a pinch
In emergency lighting situations, more light is always better
Terra Nova and Scott of the Antarctic
The barque Terra Nova was specially reinforced for working in polar sea ice
Snagged anchors and empty gas bottles
Mishaps on a mid-Med adventure
IT’S RARE TO FIND AN OCEAN-GOING YACHT THAT CAN DRY OUT ON THE BEACH, BUT DISCOVERY’S REVISED 48S MAY HAVE BROUGHT THE SWING-KEEL BACK INTO FASHION
WAS AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ‘BOT’ THE SECRET TO EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND’S AMERICA’S CUP SUCCESS?
CRUISING IN THE FAST LANE
NOT ONLY THE FIRST FOIL-ASSISTED SUPERYACHT, BUT THE FIRST CRUISING YACHT WITH A FOIL, THE 142FT CANOVA IS A GROUNDBREAKING PROJECT IN SO MANY WAYS, SAYS TOBY HODGES
As the sailing season comes to an end on northern waters, I find myself pondering the modern sailing scene.
LOA 23.80m 78ft 0in • Beam 6.00m 19ft 8in • Displacement 31,000kg 68,400lb • Draught 2.50-4.00m 8ft 2in-13ft 1in • Sail area 280m2 3,010ft2 • www.vismara-mc.com
MINE'S THE PORSCHE - ON TEST // ELAN GT6
IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE BADGE: WHY PORSCHE BECAME INVOLVED IN THE DESIGN OF ELAN’S NEW FLAGSHIP
PIP HARE ON WHEN TO TURN BACK
JIMMY'S ELECTRIC DREAM
JIMMY CORNELL REPORTS ON HIS NEW CATAMARAN, ABOARD WHICH HE PLANS A FOSSIL-FREE CIRCUMNAVIGATION
Getting in Touch with Reality
As part of my usual in-depth research for this column I decided to ask Google whether sailing was safe. “In fact, it can be deadly,” came the response, “A study from Rhode Island Hospital concluded sailing is more dangerous, and has a higher fatality rate, than skiing and snowboarding combined with NFL football.”
PLAN STUDY: Kombi Sail and Paddle Canoe
The first boat I designed was the Beth Sailing Canoe, which, for better or worse, made me a marked man.