In This Issue: August 2011

This month, find your dream vacation and use our handy Charter Address Book.

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Laid-Back Days in the B.V.I. by Joanne Palmisano
Two veteran sailors give first-timers the lowdown on chartering in these accommodating local waters.

Four Easy Trips by Elaine Lembo
A quartet of charter companies sketch savvy itineraries for four choice locales.


2011 Charter Address Book compiled by Kathy Gregory and Elaine Lembo
Search no further: Here’s your complete listing of companies, fleets, bases, and services in the world’s greatest destinations.

Malo Lelei, Tonga by Mark Pillsbury
A tropical cyclone threatens to disrupt charterers in Tonga, but soon it’s smooth sailing for them in the Friendly Islands.

A Charter Boat Goes Cruising by David Kilmer
After five years of Pacific Northwest charter service, a Beneteau is reborn as a passagemaker.


On Watch by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander

Shoreline edited by Elaine Lembo

Off Watch by Wendy Mitman Clarke


Sailing Life:
Under Way by Heather Mann

Passage Notes by Nadine Slavinski

People & Food by Janet Groene


Hands-On Sailor:
Repair the Compression Post by Rik Dove
A solo sailor, as handy as he is prepared, makes a critical structural fix in affordable Malaysia.

12 Handy Galley Gadgets by Barbara Sobocinski
An onboard cook sings the praises of a dozen can’t-live-without implements for fine dining onboard.

Add a High-Water Alarm by Steve D’Antonio
Alert for flooding, this sentinel in your bilge can deliver piece of mind.

Reviews: Beneteau Sense 43 and 50: Bold and Revolutionary by Mark Pillsbury
Two new models make a big splash at U.S. boat shows.

Pocket Clipper by Richard Smith
The easily handled Ericson Cruising 31, designed by Bruce King, combines a traditional hull with a 1970s sail plan and underbody.

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