November 2008



Cruising the Uttermost Part of the Earth
Cape Horn is the beacon, but on the way, the crew of a 48-foot cutter takes the time to explore Glacier Alley
by Ruth Gerritse

A Is for Abigail
Yacht Style: This spoon-bowed yawl, the finla project for a retired lawyer’s professional diploma program in naval architecture, turned out to be a dream boat
by Andrew Burton


One Man’s Trash…
Under that tarp or leafless chestnet tree, there’s a boat with your name on it
by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander


The Half Moon wreck as dive site, eight bells for Olin Stephens, progress on Pitcairn, good books, and more
edited by Elaine Lembo


Point of View
In a day gone by, Gibraltar was a vortex for passages both real and imagined
by Julia Bartlett

Special Report
Receding sea ice lures voyagers-prepared or not – to the Arctic
by David W. Shaw

The Sailing Life


Cruising Connections
Part I: This journey starts as pillow talk
by Kathy Silver

Passage Notes
Jekyll Island, Georgia, is a bewitching stop
by Mark Pillsbury

Makeovers and Refits
Cedar planking in a Cal 2-29 is a winning touch
by Paul Duval


People and Food
Greek gods of wind conspire, then mortal sailors adjust – with stromboli
by Lynda Morris Childress

Osprey’s Flight
The sudden loss of a loved one crystallizes the choices of cruising
by Wendy Mitman Clarke

Bluewater Gear: Nine Life Rafts Reviewed
Safery at Sea: CW editors review the rafts under controlled condition, Here’s what they found
by Mark Pillsbury

A Successful Rescue on the High Seas
Safety at Sea: Emergency medical skills and swift action save a life
by Duncan Raymond

Prevent an Onboard Fire
Safety at Sea: Install a fixed system in the engine compartment, where most onboard flames erupt
by Steve D’Antonio


Three Times Three
Boat Review: A roundup of modern trimarans- the Telstar 28, the Dragonfly 35, and the Corsair 31-proves that each is an exhilarating coastal cruiser
by Herb McCormick

New Tricks for the VHF
Safety at Sea: A very belated overharl of the U.S. Coast Guear emergency rescue technology, combined with a VHF enhanced with digital selective calling, increases your odds for survival
by Tony Bessinger


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