In this Issue: May 2011

Sailing in far flung locales, pick up an issue so you can see all the great photos and stories this month.

April 8, 2011
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Ocean-Passage Planner

The sailor who worte the world-cruising bible tells you how to get from San Diego to the Torres Strait-and everywhere in between
by Jimmy Cornell


Black Pearls and Reef Sharks

Their passage to the Tuamoto Archipelago was really a mission to find the flakiest pain au chocolat and the finest black pearls
by Antonia Murphy

Society Islands Sojourn


If it’s quintessential French Polynesia you seek, look no further that the Tahiti Pearl Regatta, five days of total fun
by Tim Murphy


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


Sailing Life

Passage Notes by Vicki and Tom Jackson
Point of View by Tony Green
Under Way by Ben Zartman
People and Food by Jeannette Klomp

Hands-On Sailor


Towing with Your Tender

Seamanship: Use these three methods to move the mother ship when the engine’s down
by Earle MacKenzie

The Proper Trade-Wind Rig

Voyaging: Dual headsails and a mainsail pereventer help you power up off the wind
by Don Street

Engine Pre-Purchase Surveys

Monthly Maintenance: Before you buy, hire a pro to assess your new boat’s power plant
by Steve D’ Antonio


New Kid on the Block
Electronics: Cartography makes a leap with Geonav’s recent arrival on U.S. markets
by Captain Chris Kelly

Quartet of Successful Sequels
Boat Reviews: The Beneteau Oceanis 50, Fountaine Pajot Mahe’ 36 Evolution, Hunter 50AC, and Savre 456 build on the success of their predecessors
by Herb McCormick

Small Boats

Cruising by the Hour
Under Sail: A trailerable boat equipped with an adjustable rudder and blub keel opens up new shallow-water destinations
by Bill Springer

It’s a Four-Sroke World
Under Power: We round up new outboards and examine their design and functionality
by Ed Sherman


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