This quirky sail, which photographer Craig Greenhill of Salwater images capturedduring the fourth day of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014, is called a parasail, or perforated spinnaker. Such sails were popular in the 1950s, but are quite rare today. The parasail design was thought to somewhat reduce draft and make the vessel more stable. However, parasails never gained popularity in sailing, as greater stability was achieved at the expense of heavier propulsion and loss of speed.
The three lessons that the sea taught me
Journalist and skipper Marina Obrazkova tells us what lessons she learned from marine practice and how they help her in land life.
Under sail à la carte
How to create a menu and a list of necessary products for successful navigation
How not to let time and weather ruin your sailing vacation...
When planning a sailing trip, follow these few basic rules regarding timing and weather conditions
«A boat is a boat, not a palace on water!»
The philosophy of the Southern Wind shipyard by Juan Ignacio Entrecanales, one of its new owners.