June 2005


June 6, 2005

Tracking the Southern Ocean albatross, researching rogue waves, tall ship on the beach, Jimmy Cornell’s Letter from Aventura, and more
edited by David W. Shaw

My Friend Fear
On Watch by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander
Of all the things that keep a sailor safe in a risky environment, none is quite so effective as a healthy dose of fear

Lingering on the Algarve
Under Way by Jim Carrier
You’ll want to bide your time with long lunches, siestas, coffee, and conversation as you slowly cruise the Algarve coast of Portugal


Hibernation, Mediterranean Style
Passage Notes by Liza Copeland
Turkey’s Lycian coast provides an exotic Mediterranean winter backdrop for several dozen cruising boats from all over the world

The Wisdom of the Reef
Log of Ithaka by Bernadette Bernon
A season spent facedown among the reefs instills many lessons worth bringing home



Two of a Kind
by Tom Zydler
Despite different colonial histories, the ties that bind Dominica and Guadeloupe, eastern Caribbean neighbors, are intricately tangled

An Awfully Small Adventure
by Peter Nichols
Chartering close to their home in Camden, Maine, one family looks at a familiar neighborhood in an entirely fresh way–from the deck of a boat

Going Weather or Not
by Jeremy McGeary
A fall photographic outing on Chesapeake Bay exposes a Tartan in shades of gray


Master of Arts and Sciences
Yacht Style by Dieter Loibner
Eric Bruneel, class winner in the 2004 Singlehanded Transat race, sheds his light on the creation of the Eleuthera 60, Fountaine Pajot’s newest flagship


Ultimate Storm Anchoring
Special Report by Carolyn Shearlock
Hurricane Marty in 2003 clearly showed that all ground tackle isn’t created equal


The Methodical Search for Trouble
Systems by Michael Batham
When gear fails while you’re at sea, a measured response saves the day

Weirded-out Weather Gods
Voyaging by Alex Crowell
Somehow, it seems the weather off Brazil’s South Atlantic coast ain’t what it used to be

Restoring Traction
Maintenance by Bruce Bingham
Applying a few special tricks, you can fix the nonskid pattern in your deck’s gelcoat (Part II of a two-part series; Part I in April 2005)

Sixteen Ways to Keep Your Lover
Living Aboard by Lin and Larry Pardey
A considerate ruse can keep your sailing relationship together beyond the first squall

From Fuzz to Focus
Shorthanded Sailing Kate Ambach
Enthusiasts give the Mini 6.50 new momentum in the United States


A Familiar Form Refined
Boat Test by Dieter Loibner
New styling and execution togethermake a winning formula in the Hunter 38

Under Way and Livin’ Large
Boat Review by Tom Prior
The Island Packet 445 plays subtle variations on a well-rehearsed theme

Gracious, Spacious, and Swift
Boat Review by Steve Callahan
The Dolphin 460 is a long-distance cat that will comfortably reel off the miles

Sturdy as She Goes
Classic Plastic by Liz Shaw
The Bristol 24 Corsair deserves its stature as an iconic 1970s pocket cruiser

Staying on Top
New Products by David W. Shaw
Satellite TV, boat care, fender hangers, personal EPIRBs, and more


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