January 2010



Ice Capades
The cutter on an environmental mission faces dicey obstacles in its effort to transit the Northwest Passage
by Herb McCormick

Drawn to the Approachable but Impenetrable Darien
For cruisers off the beaten track, the border region between Panama and Colombia is a delight for all senses
by Randy Baker

Vietnam: Virgin Cruising Ground
The sailors on Sea Quest let the wind carry them to a land mingling Buddhism and Christmas
by Tere Batham


On Watch by Cap'n Fatty Goodlander
Shoreline edited by Elaine Lembo
Off Watch Osprey's Flight by Wendy Mitman Clarke

Sailing Life

Point of View by Rachel Robertson
Passage Notes by Ann Hoffner
Under Way by Pattie Bittel
People & Food by Antonia Murphy


Six Winners for 2010
The design evolution rides on customer demands for homey luxury
by Bill Springer

J/95: Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Weekender
Leopard 38: Import Boat of the Year and Best Multihull Cruiser
Island Packet Estero: Best Midsize Cruiser Under 40 Feet
Catalina 445: Best Full-Size Cruiser, 40 to 50 Feet
Oyster 655: Best Premium Cruiser Over 50 Feet
Morris M52: BOTY Judges' Bristol Award

Secret Shoppers Hit the Show
Posing as "average customers," CW readers walk the docks in Annapolis
by Wendy Mitman Clarke

The 2010 CW Sailboat Show
Check out the entire 2010 new-boat fleet.
by The Editors

Hands-On Sailor

Gale Warning
Seamanship: In this excerpt from the author's new book, the crew spends a stormy night off Newfoundland
by Myron Arms

Repowering the Cape Dory
Systems: Stick to the details when you install a new engine in a used boat
by Ken Textor

Check the Cutless Bearing
Monthly Maintenance: The rumblings may mean wear and tear
by Steve D'Antonio


Rad Radomes
Marine Electronics: Easily installed and boasting a bevy of features, the new 18-inch units perform in a big way
by Ben Ellison


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