June 2008


May 13, 2008


Spend a Season in Baja
Among its requirements, this storied U.S. West Coast destination asks of cruisers that they come full of desire-and six months or so to spend
by Beth A. Leonard

Cruising at 80
Frank Butler, for decades the energy behind Catalina Yachts, is still a force in motion
by Herb McCormick


South Pacific Memories
The mother who’s tending to her young crew hears another voice: her own, from years past
by Tania Abei

Bound for the Open Ocean
Yacht Style: The Outbound 52 is proof that comfort and speed can co-exist in a bluewater boat
by Andrew Burton

The Sailing Life


Tierra Del Fuego’s the spot, Michigan’s women lighthouse keepers, safety in Southeast Asia, good books, and more
edited by Elaine Lembo

On Watch
For a break from the world Wild Card’s crew seeks lonely atolls
by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander

Short Story
Project boats beckon, but she needs a sign
by Melanie Neale


Under Way
California’s Channel Islands draw a sightless skipper and his family
by Susan Cooper-Berg

Point of View
Ever seen foggett?
Down East, they have
by Katherine Harms

Cruising Connections
With kids aboard, the course changes
by Stacey Collins


Passage Notes
Luperon in the Dominican Republic, is both a hurricane hole and a year-round magnet
by Rick Caroselli

People and Food
A salad made with fresh and canned stores helps delay a provisioning run
by Carolyn Shearlock

Osprey’s Flight
Insight gained during the shakedown cruise outlasts the winter work list
by Wendy Mitman Clarke


Doublehanded Watchkeeping
Voyaging: Seven Couples describe their systems
by Beth A. Leonard

Decked Out in New Teak
Projects: The centerpiece of this 1981 Cabo Rico’s retrofit was worth the effort
by Neville Hockley

Lift a Skirt Offshore
CW Hands on Tip: Keep blue water out of low-cut headsails with this sewn-on tab
by Andrew Burton

A Job to Steer You Right
Monthly Maintenance: To keep you on course, inspect all parts of the helm
by Steve D’Antonio

Winter Woes
Backyard Warrior: Even a wife who’s on board with the cruising plan has her limits
by Ben Zartman


Catalina 375: An Able Sailer
Boat Review: From the keel to the shower curtain, this model hits the target
by Mark Pillsbury

J/122: Ready to Kick
Boat Review: The Johnstones designed this fast model with racing and cruising in mind
by Steve Callahan

Hanse 430e: Fast and Easy
Boat Review: This performance cruiser looks good and has a rig that’s easy to handle
by Mark Pillsbury

New Gear from Miami
Marine Electronics: At the Miami International Boat Show, floating radios, navigational aids, and a roboat rise to the surface
by Tony Bessinger

New Products: Paint, gear, and gadgets are unveiled
by Andrew Burton


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