By Melissa Ryan
“Simply put, human beings, and all life on Earth, depend on the ocean. Without it, we could not exist...Although recent efforts have made headway in calling attention to the need for conservation of the ocean, few efforts have stressed the human dependence on a healthy ocean system…” (Center for Health and the Global Environment, 2006)
The horseshoe crab is one of many marine animals being studied by scientists with a goal of improving human health. © wildbook.files.wordpress.comRead more
A cat enthusiast puts this New York-built cruiser through its paces
By Will Becchina
I am a Long Islander. I have sailed Long Island Sound since childhood and cruise extensively in this “Mediterranean of the East,” so when I got word of a 42-foot production catamaran being built in my backyard, I was truly intrigued.
“Do you want to sail on the Alpha 42 tomorrow?” asked Gregor Tarjan, the boat’s designer. Of course, I was thrilled at the offer. Two and a half years ago, Tarjan and boatbuilder Marc Anassis consolidated their strengths to create
The Alpha 42's wave piercing bows slice through the water and deliver a smooth motion. © aeroyacht.com
something that many in the multihull industry thought was impossible.
As the Head Varsity Sailing Coach at Yale University, Zachary Leonard has led the Bulldogs to several Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association national championships. A champion in team racing and several one-design classes, himself, Zack has coached numerous Olympians and contenders and was US Sailing’s National Coach of the Year in 2007.Read more
Zeke Horowitz has joined the North Sails One Design Team at the company’s flagship loft and sales office in Milford, CT, and will work closely with North One Design’s Brian Hayes and sail designer Ched Proctor.
“It’s very exciting for me to welcome Zeke to our team,” said North Sails One Design president Tim Healy. “Zeke is only a few years removed from college sailboat racing, but he already boasts a tremendous resumé and his talents fit perfectly with our commitment to providing the best support and experience for our clients. Zeke will be helping sailors in many of the classes we represent and his experience and racing success in several classes will reinforce our support for one-design sailors.”Read more
The RAVE V from WindRider International is poised to bring high performance foiling to sailors of all abilities. This innovate craft has lightweight, durable composite construction, retractable “V” foils with sonic tubes at the tips to reduce cavitation, an A-frame rig with carbon fiber spars and dual mainsails, and comfortable face-forward seating with foot pedal steering.Read more
The secret to keeping your valves and seacocks working freely is lubricating them regularly with MareLube™ lubricant. Made by Forespar for use with Marelon and bronze fittings, this PTFE lubrication is especially formulated for the harsh marine environment.Read more