Frenchman Daniel Ecalard has entered his Open 50 DEFI MARTINIQUE in the 3,500-mile ROUTE DU RHUM from St. Malo, France to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. His goal: to complete the race with zero carbon emissions. Ecalard plans to carry no diesel for generating electricity in a boat that bristles with electronics that do everything from communicating and navigating to making water and moving the boat’s canting keel.

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Lessons learned by Adam Loory, General Manager, UK Sailmakers International For more than 10 years I have been teaching sailors about how to rescue a man overboard. It was not until this spring, however, that I was actually on a boat where we had to rescue a real person; that experience proved that practice does matter.

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This short piece is reprinted from Captain John Jamieson’s e-Book, “Dock Like a Pro!” Jamieson, with 25 years of experience, shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing anywhere in the world. Visit his website at http://www.skippertips.com/

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UK Sailmakers welcomes Alexander Mukhin our group of 50 sailmakers from around the world. Located on the northern shore of the Black Sea, in Kherson, Ukraine, Mukhin has been an independent sailmaker since 1995. Over the years his loft has constantly adopted new methods of design and construction, and he has been a leader in sailmaking for yachts from 8 to 70-footers.

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NEWPORT TO BERMUDA HL DeVore and his crew who sailed his J/44 HONAHLEE to first place in the eight-boat J/44 class in the 630-mile 2014 Newport to Bermuda Race. PACIFIC CUP Two class winners and a second in the 2,070 mile race from San Francisco to Hawaii.

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