September 2005

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Shoreline
A Chicago blues cruise, Francis Joyon's bitter victory, Sofia's survivors reunited, People and Food, and Jimmy Cornell
edited by David W. Shaw

Visiting the Grave
On Watch by Cap'n Fatty Goodlander
Some 16 years after Hurricane Hugo and a fateful choice, Cap'n Fatty encounters a ghost from his past

Passage to Rites
Under Way by Ben Zartman
Their shakedown cruise aboard a leaky 1969 Irwin 27 took them from Florida to Mexico's Isla Mujeres-and to a wedding party waiting for them

Hearing Voices
Passage Notes by Pnina Greenstein
The Panama Connection Net is the glue that keeps sailors on both sides of the Canal engaged and informed

Down the Windward Passage
Log of Ithaka by Bernadette Bernon
Two days into the Windward Passage, what should've been a routine maneuver changes all their plans

FEATURES

The Best Things We Do
by Kevin Patterson
Returning to sea after a much longer hiatus than he'd planned for, the author wonders why we ever go home

Baja or Bust
by Eric Sanford
"How bad can it be?" is the last question one very green crew of windsurfers pose just before taking a big cat south from San Diego

The Passengers Guide to Passagemaking
by Allyson Madsen
For those times when voyaging makes no sense, consider today's range of yacht-transport services

Santa Cruz Crosses the Line
Yacht Style by Kenny Wooton
With racing origins that run back through Transpac legend Merlin, Santa Cruz Yachts now delivers an unabashed cruiser

HANDS-ON SAILOR

Sailing Through the South Pacific Hype
Voyaging by Lin Pardey
Cruising the Pacific will be easier and more fun if you heed these hints

Hitting the Front
Weather by Bill Biewenga
Mastering the meanings behind the fronts will make you a better voyager

Six Months' Hard Time
Living Aboard by Peter and Glenora Doherty
A cruising boat damaged by Hurricane Marty in La Paz, Mexico, submits to repair

Babying Your Board
Step-by-Step Refit by Steve D'Antonio
Daggerboard, swing keel, centerboard-if your boat's plane of lateral resistance moves, you'll want to apply these tips

From Coast to Coast
Voyaging by Captains Pat and John E. Rains
Part II of this up-to-date guide reviews the latest stepping stones and stumbling blocks between Pacific Costa Rica and San Diego

REVIEWS

A Cruiser for Boomers
Boat Test by Alvah Simon
Find out why the Catalina Morgan 440 won CW's 2005 award for Best Production Cruiser from 40 to 45 Feet

An Impressive Debutante
Boat Review by Alvah Simon
The Slovenian-built Impression 434 is the first full-on cruising boat to reach the United States from Elan

Formula for Fun
Boat Review by Steve Callahan
The Aeroyacht H42, from Edel Catamarans in France, is a zippy cruising cat with daggerboards and tiller steering

Simplicity Defined
New Products by David W. Shaw
A vent for shrink-wrap, an epoxy repair pack, a soft outdoor fabric, and a handheld wind instrument make up this gathering of gadgets

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