In this Issue: January 2011

The big Boat of the Year Announcement dominates this issue along with reviews of each winner.

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Features

The Voyage in Between

The Sailors on Wild Card brave headwinds, sandstorms, corruption, adn prowling pirates to reach their reward: the Med

by Cap'n Fatty Goodlander

An Odyssey to Monemvassia

A 38-footer's crew awaits a weather window, then sails on to visit a medieval fortress city that once presided over Greek shipping lanes

by E. Christopher Iliades

Columns

On Watch by Cap'n Fatty Goodlander

Shoreline edited by Elaine Lembo

Off Watch by Wendy Mitman Clark

Sailing Life

Passage Notes by Beth A. Leonard

Under Way by Ben Zartman

People and Food by Linda Evans

Special: 2011 Boat of the Year

New Thinking is the Common Denominator

Winners—sexier, faster, more maneuverable under power—make a quantum leap

by Bill Springer

Catalina 355: Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Midsize Cruiser, 30 to 39 Feet

Discovery 50: Import Boat of the Year and Best Catamaran

Beneteau First 30: Best Small Cruiser, 30 feet and under

Dufour 45e: Best Cruiser: 40 to 49 feet

Benteau Sense 50: Best Full-Size Cruiser, 50 to 55 Feet

Hylas 56: Best Premium Cruiser Over 55 Feet

Presto 30: Cruising Spirit Award

Secret Shoppers Ride Again

Readers put the models through their paces

by Herb McCormick

The 2011 CW Sailboat Show

Check out the 2011 new-boat fleet

by The Editors

Hands-On Sailor

Keep Your Outboard Kicking

Systems: The engine that fires your ride back to the boat at midnight deserves care

by Ed Sherman

Lift It or Lose It

Projects: As for the tender itself, here are ways to hoise it an prevent theft

by Tor Pinney

Know Your Check Valves

Monthly Maintenance: They handles the flow of liquids, so install them properly

by Steve D'Antonio

Reviews

Crowd-Sourced Cruising

Marine Electronics: Boaters are shareing firsthand data like never before

by Ben Ellison

Boat-Show Roundup

Editor's Notebook: Deck hardware, knives, gear, and more launched in Annapolis

by The Editors

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