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Gust Junkies: Sailing

Text by Jake Abrahamson

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Catamaran sailing

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This 18-foot sailing skiff is a rarity—fewer than 20 exist in North America, though they're more popular down under. As it planes the surface beneath Australia's darkening skies, three sailors lean off the windward side to keep it balanced. Once you've sailed one of these, aficionados say, you can sail anything.

 


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