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DESIGN
Sailing with Giants: TUDOR Heritage Black Bay
Nestled in the shadow of the newly erected One World Trade Center on the shores of the Hudson River, lies the home of the often overlooked community of NYC sailors. The city is home to prime sailing conditions for much of the year and from late...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Bellingham
One of the portals to that hypnotically beautiful chain of Pacific Northwestern islands known as the San Juans, Bellingham, Washington offers a dazzling array of outdoor pursuits for the hundreds of rugged young people who descend on this little town...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Faroe Islands
With a dramatic landscape as intricately charming as it is awe-inspiring, the Faroe Islands (a nation located between Iceland and Norway), provide a destination unlike any other. Situated in the North Atlantic, the archipelago is comprised of 18 separate...
CULTURE
Grand Banks Floating Oyster Bar
As of this week, Manhattan has a new maritime attraction in the form of the Grand Banks, a working historic schooner turned seasonal oyster bar. Though the brief may be appetizing enough as is, the allure of the 72-year-old Sherman Zwicker extends...
CULTURE
Home Ground
The desolate region surrounding Iceland and Greenland is, in essence, pure wilderness. The landscape, the people—every aspect of the area is unique. While the two isolated countries share an impressive amount of geographic similarities, the native...
TRAVEL
Truce Designs
Dry suit fabric and sailcloth are among mankind’s sturdiest manufactured materials, designed to hold up under some of the wildest conditions the ocean has to offer. So what happens to all the scraps that don’t end up in a Coast Guard airman’s kit...
DESIGN
Dvelas
Impressive new Spanish designer Dvelas held court last week during Valencia Disseny Week as they promoted nautical furniture upcycled from vintage sail cloth at the show for young designer's called Nude. The company's creations come with a tag...
DESIGN
L'Hydroptère.ch
by Meehna Goldsmith The brainchild of French yachtsman Alain Thébault, L'Hydroptère is the fastest sailboat on the planet, breaking world sailing records in 2009 for its ability to reach 50.17 knots over one nautical mile a well as 50.17...
STYLE
Ask CIS Sailing Jacket
After spending a rainy day on a boat watching the rigorous Volvo Ocean Race with team outfitter Helly Hansen, it was clear to me that the nautical clothiers know a thing or two about sailing. While they make highly-technical gear like their Ocean...
TECH
Helly Hansen Ocean Racing Survival Suit
Coined the "survival suit," Helly Hansen's Ocean Racing Suit offers little for average Joes whose biggest challenge is a case of the Mondays, but it will protect the brave—if not a bit insane—sailors as they race around...
CULTURE
Atlantic Yachting Association
by Kyle Small Last week AYA (Atlantic Yachting Association) generously invited us out for an unforgettable four hour sail around Manhattan. Accompanied by Captain Miles and Alexander Pincus—both extremely friendly and knowledgeable about Manhattan...
DESIGN
Suunto DS Series Dry Suits
Serious sailors will get off on Suunto's new DS Series Dry Suits. These X-Tex and Gore-Tex suits have individual trousers, smocks and jackets, which can be worn separately as needed given the conditions. What makes this system unique are the patented...