August 2008



First Time Treasures
Chartering: This Chicago crew got over their jitters and sailed tropical waters
by Adam Oyebanji

Islands in the Straits
Chartering: New Englanders in the Pacific Northwest take on Mother Nature
by Mark Pillsbury


Charter Address Book
Chartering: Here’s our guide to 200 charter companies and vacation brokers
by Kathy Gregory

Lion’s Whelp
Yacht Style: A Maine boatbuilder makes good on his love for Alden schooners
by Stacey Collins

Across the Dividing Sea
One Mediterranean is explored and left behind for the other–in northern Africa
by Jim Carrier



When and If, a sailor’s tatoo, coordinates on caps, and the eBay boat
edited by Elaine Lembo

On Watch
Night duty is best
by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander


Short Story
Ashore, but cruising still
by Melanie Neale

Point of View
The constant in this peripatetic life is dad’s boat
by David A. Hutchison

Under Way
A solo sleigh ride helps vanquish writer’s block
by Ferenc Mate


The Sailing Life

Cruising Connections
Chartering: A family learns a new way to travel together
by Joanne Palmisano

Makeovers & Refits
One-of-a-kind windows keep the cool in
by Bernadette Bernon

Passage Notes
Chartering: CW Adventure Charters mark milestones

People & Food
Liveaboard tales are viewed anew over a few cocktails
by Bernadette Bernon

Osprey’s Flight
When the hull material changes, so does the mettle required
by Wendy Mitman Clarke

Hands-On Sailor

Set the Hook and Sleep on It
Seamanship: Use these tips for anchoring with boats nearby
by Poupette Smith

Getting Off the Beaten Track in the Windward Islands
Voyaging: If you’re en route to St. Vincent, don’t ignore the southwest coast of St. Lucia
by Don Street

Keep and Eye on the Fuel Tank
Monthly Maintenance: Make sure yours is properly designed, maintained, and stays put
by Steve D’Antonio

Learning New Skills
Backyard Warrior: Now that he’s bending bronze gudgeons, he feels like a pro
by Ben Zartman


Najad 355
Boat Review: The BOTY 2008 Best Small Cruiser delivers large on every front

Grand Soleil 40
Boat Review: This model–Spanish designed and Italian built–is a solid European union
by Stacey Collins

Beneteau 37
Boat Review: Groupe Finot fine-tuned this efficient, comfortable sailer
by Jeremy McGeary

A Second-Generation Performer
Classic Plastic: The Ericson 35 Mark II is still a head-turning dancer
by Lisa and Marty Falk

Get the Big View, Clearly
Gear Test: We review Steiners and Fujinon
by Andrew Burton


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