In this Issue: November 2011

Jimmy Cornell explains how economics, pirates, and weather have changed cruising plans in our November 2011 issue. Plus, read an excerpt from Herb McCormick's new book, and get tips on activating EPIRBs.

November 2011

Where We Explore by Jimmy Cornell
Pirates, economics, and personal ambitions have reshaped the courses sailed by the world’s fleet of 10,000 bluewater cruising sailboats

In Darwin’s Wake by Herb McCormick
In this excerpt from One Island, One Ocean, the story of the 2009-2010 Around the Americas expedition, the crew of Ocean Watch calls at the fragile, challenged, and astounding Galápagos Islands

On Watch by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander


Shoreline edited by Elaine Lembo

Off Watch by Wendy Mitman Clarke

Sailing Life:
Under Way by Ben Zartman


Passage Notes by Mark Wilson

People & Food by James Brown

Hands-On Sailor:
Stack the Deck to Survive by Beth A. Leonard
Safety at Sea: Activating an EPIRB is nothing like dialing 911. Increase your chances of survival by learning how the system works and where the process can break down


All in the Details by Webb Chiles
Seamanship: In Part II of this series, the five-time solo circumnavigator concludes his debriefing on his latest round-trip

Stuffing-Box Upkeep by Steve D’Antonio
Monthly Maintenance: You can repack the stuffing box with your boat in or out of the water

Onboard Entertainment: The Digital Files Converge by Ben Ellison
Electronics: Today’s digital storage devices can enrich your cruising with music, audio books, podcasts, and even videos


Bavaria’s Cruiser 32, 36, 40, and 45: A German-American Alliance by Herb McCormick
Boat Review: Bavaria USA introduces Stateside a quartet of Farr-designed Cruiser yachts that share both technical uniformity and a distinctive look and feel

Tartan 4000: A Command Performance by Mark Pillsbury
Boat Review: Loaded with comforts, this mid-line family cruiser is a rock-solid sailer

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