Reefing 101: How to Keep Friends and Family Safe and Dry this Fourth of July

Good seamanship is about anticipation and planning ahead. When you see whitecaps on the horizon, throw a reef in the main to keep your friends and family having fun this weekend. Taking your friends and family out for a day … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Reasons Top-Down Spinnaker Furlers Are Awesome For Asymmetrical Spinnakers

Top-down furling has a ton advantages over standard hoisting of asymmetrical spinnakers for shorthanded sailing and cruising. Top-down furling systems were originally designed for hard-core ocean racers, but they can make ripping downwind even more accessible for cruising crews and … Continue reading

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The Truth About In-Mast Furling Mainsails

In-mast furling mainsails are popular on many cruising boats, and the conveniences is hard to beat. By Jeff Thorpe, Quantum Pacific & David Flynn, Quantum Annapolis With the Strictly Sail Pacific boat show kicking off this week at Jack London … Continue reading

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