January 2009


December 12, 2008


Shakedown Times Two
After a 16-year hiatus, the owners of a new Brazilian-built Dolphin 460 Catamaran head out-on a schedule
by Tom Linskey

Avoiding the Crowds on the Coconut Milk Run
Tonga has something for every cruiser-even those trying to escape their brethren
by Niki Perryman


“Tricky” or “Simple” in a World of Small-Town Haircuts
Cleaning up after a crossing, a sailor learns a bit about where he’s put in
by Douglas Gilson


Summertime pary in Quebec, Edson’s 150th cruising Albania, GMY’s furling boom, and more
edited by Elaine Lembo


On Watch
Harbor angels appear when needed most
by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander

Under Way
Even in remote corners of the world, there’s help for the dismasted
Alex Crowell

Sailor Profile
Woody Brown: The multihulls and the man were one of a kind
by Jim Brown


The Sailing Life

Cruising Connections
Those little tales about joyous pregnancies at sea are just that
by Antonia Murphy

Passage Notes
To Celebrate Quebec’s 400th birthday, a flotilla heads off, bound for France
by Michel Savage


People and Food
A lonely anchorage and a dearth of probidions set the stage for a meal of risotto
by Ann Sutphen

Osprey’s Flight
The crewmembers’ reaction to a diesel leak shows they’ve achieved a new rhythm
by Wendy Mitman Clarke

The Cruising World Sailboat Show

Best in Class 2009
Sailing Performance, quality of construction, and price determine this year’s winner
by Mark Pillsbury

Island Packet 460: Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Long Distance Cruiser

Malo 37 Classic: Import Boat of the Year

Beneteau 375: Best All-Purpose Cruiser, 30-40 ft.

Dufour 40 Performance Plus: Best Midsize Cruiser

Moorings 43.3: Best Special Purpose Cruiser

X-34: Best Racer/Cruiser

Dufour 525: Best Full-Size Cruiser

Consumer BOTY Judging
The Secret Shoppers pick their favorites
by Herb McCormick

15 Short Reviews
Climb aboard as CW sails the 2009 fleet Reviews
Here’s where you can find previously published reviews of more than 260 models

Hands-On Sailor

Cruising Without the Fridge
Living Aboard: Maintain edible stores on passage
by Beth A. Leonard

Keep It Simple
Boat Improvements: Each of these 15 ideas costs $5 or less and help cruisers get by
by Carolyn Shearlock

Stoking the Fires
Projects: A soapstone stove helps keep conditions below the deck toasty in winter
by Herb McCormick

Smart Time for Heaving To
Seamanship: Here’s how to stop the boat at sea, whether you’re in a blow or fixing lunch
by Andrew Burton

Hold Your Boat Together
Monthly Maintenance: Base your choice of fasteners on intended use and loads
by Steve D’Antonio


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