October 2009


September 17, 2009


Spaced Odyssey?
Despite detractors, Reid Stowe’s ongoing mission-to spend at least 1,000 days at sea out of sight of land while communing with Mother Earth-carries a certain elan
by Herb McCormick

Nowhere in Particular
With nearly five circumnagivations in his wake, a bluewater veteran still relishes an overnight sail that takes him no farther than 10 miles from his mooring
by Webb Chiles


Images That Sent Us to Sea
Over Cruising World’s 35 years, these are the photos from the adventures that stay fixed in the souls of the cruising community
compiled by Bill Roche and David Norton

Right Place, Right Time
Book Excerpt: One of America’s pre-eminent yacht designers traces his origins-to CW’s editorial offices
by Chuck Paine



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 Tania Aebi
Short Story by Melanie Neale
Passage Notes by Alvah Simon
Sailor Profile by Bill Springer
People & Food by Lynda Morris Childress



The Fantasy Fleet
Our far-flung sailors weigh in on boats they’d love to take on dream voyages
by Tim Murphy

Fall Boat-Show Preview
The newest production models are unveiled. Catch up on them here and at
CW’s website (
by Carol Vernon and Bill Springer


Hands-On Sailor

A Close Call with Pirates
Voyaging: An experienced sailor reacts on instinct in a rare moment of danger
by Webb Chiles

Several Ounces of Prevention
Seamanship: Take these logical steps
to sidestep trouble in unfamiliar waters
by Bill Springer

Carpentry Cover-Up
Backyard Warrior: The plan-hiding shortfalls in the redwood planking with fir trim-is clever, sort of
by Ben Zartman

Inspect Your Grounding System
Monthly Maintenance: A proper setup of wires keeps you safe from shocks
by Steve D’Antonio


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