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  • commented 2018-02-06 15:31:33 -0500

    I’m sailing south with my wife and two dogs on our 28 foot Freedom. We live aboard as well. I have been selling my drawings on the way down to help pay for our adventure and was wondering if your magazine would be interested in publishing cartoons or illustrations?

    I’ve had couple published in the New Yorker Magazine!

    Samples of my work can be found on my website –

    Cheers and fair winds,

  • commented 2018-01-11 20:33:47 -0500
    Hi Anne, I’d like to list a sailboat in your classifieds for LI. I have a 2015 57’ Hanse 575 [Modified] Could you send me information on how to? Thank you!
  • commented 2017-12-23 09:04:28 -0500
    Blue Water Sailing Club is hosting several seminars that may be of interest to your readers. I would like to them listed on your calendar but do not see how to submit information. Please advise. Thank you.
  • commented 2017-12-14 10:12:21 -0500
  • commented 2017-12-10 20:33:59 -0500

    I run a community sailing center, we are looking for ways for are adult students to connect to clubs and boats that need crew. I have been trying to work with your Crew connect but find that the filters do to little.

    I understand that the design side is the challenge and the expense, but could it be developed more?

    thanks, ben
  • commented 2017-12-10 20:33:57 -0500

    I run a community sailing center, we are looking for ways for are adult students to connect to clubs and boats that need crew. I have been trying to work with your Crew connect but find that the filters do to little.

    I understand that the design side is the challenge and the expense, but could it be developed more?

    thanks, ben
  • commented 2017-11-20 06:51:59 -0500

    We run, a website that helps users charter yachts in the Uk, Greece & Croatia.

    Our SEO company have told us we need more links from other sailing sites, so I wondered whether it would be possible to get a link from your website – we’re happy to give you a link back in return, provide and article to post the link in, and even pay you a small fee for your time if need be.

    Would that be at all possible? :)
  • commented 2017-11-11 13:35:25 -0500
  • commented 2017-11-09 19:07:11 -0500

    First, I like your website. It is very helpful. Btw, I single-handedly sail a 50ft sloop, offshore as well as coastal passages.

    I’d like to discuss the following page:

    In particular, the section on mainsheets. At the end of the section there is a photo and a brief description:

    “On this properly set up mainsheet, you can see here that the last fall of the sheet renders through a stand-alone block, thus not restraining the traveler car as in the earlier images. Another detail to contemplate is that the traveler can only slide to leeward a distance equal to the radius that is the distance between the last block on deck and the boom.”

    Now, I have a variant of this layout on my boat, and the traveler does not work worth a damn. I’d be really happy if the traveler moved equal to the radius from the last block on deck and the boom, a distance of about four feet. Instead it moves only a few inches, and then I have to crank the ‘other’ traveler control line on to a winch. It is not friction that causes the problem.

    Here is what happens with the setup in your photo. Imagine the mainsheet is pulled in tight, on the centerline, and cleated. A gust hits, and instead of releasing the mainsheet, the highly trained crew uses the traveler control. The goal is to dump air by easing the traveler to leeward. For this to happen, the boom must move with the traveler. We’ll assume the distance between traveler blocks and boom blocks remains constant to maintain leech tension—this actually requires a curved traveler with radius = distance to the mast. However, as the boom/traveler moves away from the centerline, the distance between the last block on the deck and the next block on the boom must increase. Since the line is cleated, the length cannot increase. ergo, there is very little traveler movement without releasing the mainsheet.

    If you assume no stretch, the boom and traveler 4 feet apart (vertically), the last block is on the boat’s centerline (like your photo), and at the same horizontal plane as the traveler; for the boom to move 2 feet to leeward, the mainsheet has to be released by 5.6 inches (simple Pythagorean triangle math). To move the traveler to leeward by four feet, the mainsheet has to be released 20 inches. Haul on the traveler control lines as much as you want, but you’re fighting that mainsheet all the way.

    Playing with the position of the blocks on the boom might change this slightly if the traveler is straight. The point is that unless the mainsheet is cleated at the traveler, or brought to the mast (and back to the cockpit), the traveler has varying degrees of effectiveness. In my case, the manufacturer had the last block several feet to starboard of the centerline, and the fixed end of the mainsheet attached to the coach house, several feet to port of the centerline. The expensive ball-bearing traveler is a total waste—the boom is effectively triangulated in tension!
  • commented 2017-09-27 01:45:16 -0400

    I am Blogger at and I want to know if you allow me to do a guest post on your blog.

    Following are some samples and I am sure you and your readers are going to like it.

    Please Let me know.


    Bally Chohan
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  • commented 2017-08-29 10:53:41 -0400
    I’m seeking articles/photos from Windcheck issues from the early 2000s about the sailing community’s support of the building of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, part of Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla NY. The American Yacht Club and others were very supportive of our efforts – we’re honoring them in October and I could use some ‘history.’ anything? thanks, Kevin Cook
  • commented 2017-08-02 08:33:13 -0400
    Can you ease send me a copy of your July issue? I believe you did a story on the Marion Betmuda race and my boat, Selkie. I’d love to read it. Thank you!
  • commented 2017-08-01 09:06:35 -0400
    I’d like to list my tartan boat
  • commented 2017-07-29 14:38:15 -0400
    I would like to submit a beautiful photo taken of the “BOSS Racer” with the New York City skyline in the background, but I don’t know how to do it… there is no submission button to click on the submission page. Please advise.
  • commented 2017-07-19 14:14:28 -0400
    Press Release

    For Immediate Release

    Contact : Leslie Streuli


    “Rock the Docks” Lobsterfest Fundraiser to Benefit Seamen’s Institute

    “Rock the Docks” is an annual fundraiser to benefit Seamen’s Church Institute and its mission to protect, preserve and enhance the maritime culture of Newport and Narragansett Bay by providing education, hospitality and a safe haven for those who work, live and play on or by the sea. The event includes an open bar, lobster dinner, music, and live auction and takes place at the Newport Shipyard on Sunday, August 13 from 6-9 pm. Tickets are $100 per person. Please call 401-847-4260 or email for tickets and information.
  • commented 2017-07-14 19:42:32 -0400

    i think there s a mistake between the two beneteau 40 . which kind of boat is the first one ?

    in advance thanks .

  • commented 2017-06-12 12:28:07 -0400
    Dear Windcheck editors:

    I am a freelance travel writer and will be heading to Bermuda 🇧🇲 to watch the racing June 14-19: J class, super yacht, and 2 days of America’s cup. I will have the opportunity to interview Oracle team members.

    I was wondering if you would be interested in seeing the article when it’s finished on June 20th. Please let me know!

    All my best,

    lisa duBusc miller

    Cell: 914-217-0777
  • commented 2017-06-05 04:30:14 -0400
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  • commented 2017-06-02 13:49:44 -0400
    How do I place an ad for my sailboat
  • commented 2017-05-26 16:18:38 -0400
    What is the procedure for placing an ad to sell my sailboat?
  • commented 2017-05-25 05:31:58 -0400
    We are interested to increase traffic to your website, please get back to us in order to discuss the possibility in further detail.
  • commented 2017-05-17 08:29:55 -0400
    What is your e-mail address
  • commented 2017-05-15 21:10:53 -0400
    Is it possible to get a copy of your May cover? My son, Patrick, is featured.
  • commented 2017-04-18 19:25:13 -0400
  • commented 2017-04-12 17:14:52 -0400
    Need info on advertising in ur magazine
  • commented 2017-04-07 16:39:57 -0400

    Do u know where I can get info about sailing lessons

    On great South Bay
  • commented 2017-04-01 11:52:04 -0400
    press release : “patriot pirates-the privateer war for freedom and fortune in the american revolution”. robert h. patton will discuss his latest book, thursday, april 20,2017, 7:30 pm at doubletree inn, 789 post road, norwalk. presented by singles under sail. 10.00 charge at door to cover price of venue.
  • commented 2017-04-01 11:44:32 -0400
    as representative of singles under sail, may i submit press release for april 20, 2017 program? i have release info and can also submit flyer.
  • commented 2017-03-19 15:22:24 -0400
    Can you please let me know how to place a classified ad for a sailboat?






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