November 2009


October 21, 2009


Bedside with the Sea Siren
Fatty spends tender moments with the sailor he admires most
by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander

Magic and Mystery in Micronesia
The hospitality of traditional peoples in a far-flung North Pacific outpost earns top billing from author and crew
by Alvah Simon


Cruising Lessons from an Offshore-Racing Veteran
Here’s what the Volvo Ocean Race taught Jerry Kirby
by Gary Jobson


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


Sailing Life

Passage Notes by Mark Pillsbury
Under Way by John Bergstrom
People and Food by Jack Hoyt



Island Packet Estero
Boat Review: This innovative 36-foot sloop hints at designs of the future
by Mark Pillsbury

Catalina 445
Boat Review: Gerry Douglas heard customers, and here’s the roomy , sporty, end result
by Mark Pillsbury

Inflatable Safety
Safety at Sea: Inflatable PFD/harness are comfrotable enough to be worn all the time
by Bill Springer


Nonsuch 30
Classic Plastic: This modernized catboat simplifies life under way
by Gregg Nestor

Navico’s Broadband Radar
Electronics: A close-up look at a whole new way of seeing things
by Ben Ellison

Hands-On Sailor

In the Eye of the Storm
Safety at Sea: A crewman from a 40-footer in the 1979 Fastnet recounts the drama
by William Barton

Be Ready to Fight a Fire
Safety at Sea: Many older cruising boats are ill-equipped to handle this emergency
by Ed Sherman

Good Reasons to Ground
Monthly Maintenance: Bonding metal to a circuit prevents damage to body and boat
by Steve D’Antonio


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