March 2006

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March 1, 2006

A Nova Scotia landmark is saved from developers; an interview with Dave and Jaja; paying tribute at California’s China Camp; and more
edited by Elaine Lembo

“Here’s One for Ya”
Under Way by Jeremy McGeary
Don Street turned 75, his Iolaire reached 100, and an old friend from the Caribbean helped both celebrate at the British Classic Yacht Regatta

Highs, Lows, and Middlings of a Circumnavigation
Letter from Aventura by Jimmy Cornell
Musings about his third circumnavigation–of the very good, the seldom bad, and the not so ugly–suggest an appetite for another adventure


Cruising Through Life
Passage Notes by Beth A. Leonard
The number of young voyagers seems to be in decline, but those out there are reveling in being away from the boardroom and off the clock

A Jig for St. Patrick and Poseidon
People and Food by Lynda Morris Childress
For this Irish-American in Greece, Mediterranean cuisine took an aft seat to old-fashioned stew on St. Paddy’s Day

Cruising on Ice
Log of Ithaka by Douglas Bernon
Why build a custom fridge on the beach with scavenged parts from around the world? Well, because we can–and God knows we have the time



A New Launch for Networks
by Frank Cassidy
Electronics 2006: The new standard, NMEA 2000, enables cruisers to hook up digital gear from a variety of manufacturers and have immediate seamless operation

Connecting the Dots
by Tim Murphy
Electronics 2006: The latest electronics gear features sunlight-viewable touchscreen nav systems, satellite-TV receivers, wireless autopilot controls, and more


Panama Canal Dash
by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander
Well, after lack of wind, gear breakdowns, and a nearby drug deal, it was really more of a slog

Sailing the Caribbean, Cruising for Dinner
by Stacey Collins
All the self-reliant voyager needs to put fish on the dinette table is a small arsenal of gear, enthusiasm for the quest, and a passion for fresh seafood

Swan Lands in Familiar Waters
Yacht Style by Mark Pillsbury
A new line of performance cruising boats for shorthanded sailing, from 46 to 66 feet LOA, has been unveiled by the Nautor Group



Get Ready for High Latitudes
Outfitting by Beth A. Leonard
Special gear and fresh considerations are required when heading for extreme climates

Complete Makeover for Dancing Bear
Step-by-Step Refit by Quinn Olson
A 40-year-old Cal 40 is restored on a horse farm north of Seattle just in time for last year’s Transpac Race

Islands Make Their Own Breeze
Meteorology by Ann Hoffner
What’s a “mesoscale” view of the world? Well, you’re going to need one to forecast local conditions in the South Pacific

The Caribbean Treatment
Health Under Way by Stephanie J. Martin
The dark cloud of an infection while cruising presents a silver lining: Medical care far from home can be excellent


All Bases Covered
Boat Test by Jeremy McGeary
The Island Packet 440 covers a lot of cruising bases, and this reviewer feels it will romp through the trades in fine style

Bigger Is Better
Boat Review by Nim Marsh
The newly launched Morris 42 expands upon a classic and comes up with a boat that’s stiff, weatherly, fast, and spacious

Natural Selection
Boat Review by Mark Pillsbury
The Schumacher-designed, Hoyt-rigged Alerion Express 38 is for sailors tired of rounding up crew and manhandling sails

Pretty Little Head Turner
Classic Plastic by Dorsey Beard
The Able Whistler 32 is a seakindly vessel for a couple who want to cruise locally as well as to far-flung destinations

Can’t Live Without ‘Em
New Products by Mark Pillsbury
Here are esoteric, function-specific items that cruisers under sail may find indispensable


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