Solo round the world yachtsman Alex Thomson performs a daring feat on board his high-speed yacht, HUGO BOSS: He climbs up the 30-meter high mast of the moving vessel and dives into the ocean.
Part 5 in Skip Novak’s Storm Sailing Techniques series explains how to sail comfortable in 35 knots with this tried and tested method.
We’re back in the shop with shipwright Louis Sauzedde as he laminates 8′ white oak pieces together with West System epoxy to make the stem for a 24′ wooden v-bottom skiff that Lou designed.
It’s a sleeping berth, a sunbathing platform, a kid’s play area, a lunch table, a bilge seat, a bench seat, and a portable chart table — all in one! (well okay, all in four). An overview of the four multipurpose deck panels I built for our Core Sound 20. They really enhance the convenience and versatility of our sailboat.
Here’s our first in a series of short documentaries profiling unique folks who obsess over their craft and believe in carrying on a tradition of detail and care. Leading off Robert Darr, master boat builder for the Arques School.
Heaving to is an ideal technique for riding out a storm, but there’s an art to it in heavy seas. Skip Novak explains how to go about it.
MYRON ONWARD tells the story of a man and his legacy. The Spaulding Wooden Boat Center is based on the work of Myron Spaulding, a genius at sailboat design and racing his own boats. Present-day activities of the non-profit include restoring FREDA, the oldest active yacht on the West Coast, conducting boat-building classes for young people and taking visitors for tours of the Sausalito waterfront. The video was made by Oscar-winning documentarian, John Korty.
Skip Novak explains the easiest and safest way to reduce sail and carry on in a gale int he latest Storm Sailing video.