The news that Groupe Beneteau’s lone North American production facility in Marion, South Carolina was shutting down delivered a big blow to the sailing community. The plant was initially shut down in March due to COVID-19, but then reopened early in May. In August, Beneteau announced what appears to be a permanent shutdown. Groupe Beneteau […]
A salty Kiwi named Ross Norgrove once said that the most important tool for the owner of a wooden yawl adorned with a bowsprit is a sharp ax. To some degree, his witty comment holds true for contemporary sailors contemplating a mini-bowsprit.