October 2005 TOC


October 7, 2005

edited by David W. Shaw
Rich Wilson wins the C.C.A. Blue Water Medal, a Chuck Paine-designed 17-footer, celestial education at the U.S. Naval Academy, Jimmy Cornell’s Letter from Aventura, and more

One Man’s Art
On Watch by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander
The guy who actually likes being at sea doesn’t want to hear any more about what he can do to shorten his passage time

Galicia Bound
Under Way by Ed Gorman
Spain’s Galicia province, on the Iberian peninsula’s windswept northwestern shore, is in many ways a world unto itself


Searching for Answers
Passage Notes by Dan Welch
When an Egyptian man asks the author why he’d ever want to leave America to go to other places, along dialogue with other cruisers begins

The Galley Goes Gourmet
People & Food by Lynda Morris Childress
We test the latest boil-in-a-bag gourmet meal–and the results are much tastier than you’d ever think

Futility, Thy Name Is Varnish
Log of Ithaka by Bernadette Bernon
Of all the names she imagines to describe the burden of varnishing, “futility” may be the most generous one of them



Chased by Deadline Demons
by Lin Pardey
Their golden rule was never to let a schedule drive a passage. But this time, sailing from Chile to British Columbia, they broke it in a big, big way

Something in the Water
by Tim Murphy
A berth on one of this year’s 300 Chicago-Mac boats brings on good times and old memories


The Peerless Ones
by Bernadette Bernon
Pockets of twentysomethings are still bucking the trends and lighting out for the territory

Ranger Rides Again
by The Editors
Marine artist John Mecray captures the “Super J” Ranger in a magic moment during the famed 1937 defense of the America’s Cup

Drunk with Ambition
Yacht Style by Angus Phillips
Their plan to break a transatlantic speed record was all well and good till reality set in: Clipper ships that displace two million pounds don’t like to beat



Rigging for Shorthanded Sailing
Voyaging by John Harries
Smaller crews are often sailing bigger boats these days; sailing smarter is the key to handling those bigger loads

Aqueous Excess
Systems by Douglas Bernon
After cruising for three years without a watermaker, the Bernons resolved to add one more system to their boat

Reading the Wind
Seamanship by Gary Jobson
There’s no magic to seeing what’s invisible: You just have to know the signs

Six Months’ Hard Time
Living Aboard by Peter and Glenora Doherty
In the last of a two-part series, the authors complete a successful six-month refit after Hurricane Marty all but destroyed their sailing home on Mexico’s Baja peninsula

Chocoholics Need Apply
Finding a Berth by Toni Weingarten
If you have the yen but not the boat to go passagemaking, don’t despair: Ample opportunity awaits


Different Boats for Different Folks
2006 Showcase by The Editors
We draw back the curtain on the crop of new sailboat models you can expect to see at the season’s boat shows

Managing the Main
Gear Review by Ralph Naranjo
Some 20 years after they were first introduced, mainsail-furling systems–of both the in-mast and in-boom variety–seem finally to have come of age

Water, Water Everywhere
Watermakers by Joe Minick
We examine the leading technology available in today’s watermaker systems

Surefooted Performer
Boat Review by Steve Callahan
If you’re looking for an agile sailboat under 40 feet, the Finngulf 37 deserves a close look


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