November 2007


October 16, 2007


A limited-edition keepsake, Thanksgiving in Colombia, and more
edited by Elaine Lembo

Letter from Aventura
A squall in a Croatian port rains black humor down upon a landbound crew
by Jimmy Cornell


On Watch
They’d gone 100,000 miles without deploying the sea anchor–but now it was time
by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander

Sailor Profile
A Chilean river town near the Roaring 40s is a boatbuilder’s dream come true
by Elaine Lembo

Makeovers & Refits
A young couple uses traditional materials to transform a cruising dream into reality
by Kylie Deacon


Cruising Connections
Even among cruisers, the high-latitude family of four might be considered unorthodox
by Bernadette Bernon

Passage Notes
Sailors who compete in the Leukemia Cup are bound by far more than sport
by Gary Jobson

Osprey’s Flight
In the frazzled days before shoving off, the story of the shaman keeps the crew together
by Wendy Mitman Clarke



Builders Who Race
Yacht Style: Meet five boatbulders cut from the same competitive cloth
by Herb McCormick

Promise of the Mediterranean


Arriving from the West
Past Gibraltar lies the paradox of an ancient crossroads with modern-day appeal
by Jim Carrier

From the Red to the Med
A Suez Canal transit saves you wear and tear
by Dan Sehnal

An Aegean Circle
A logbook charts Greek islands group by group
by Dan Sehnal with Lynda Morris Childress

Wintering Over in the Med
Slip stays afford cruisers a great cultural exchange
by Suzanne Giesemann

Beyond the E.U. Borders
Where to cruise outside the European Union
by Jimmy Cornell


Communications Are Critical for Rescue
Safety at Sea: An angry whale brings an abrupt course change for sailors on a Pacific delivery
by Nick Barran

Prepare for Emergencies Before You Shove Off
Safety at Sea: A storm off Australia presents surprises, even for this veteran crew
by Lin Pardey

Plan Ahead for the Med
Voyaging: From mooring practices to clearing in, it pays to do your homework
by Joe Minick

Winterize Your Batteries, Then Chill
Monthly Maintenance: Charge them fully before you put them in cold storage
by Steve D’Antonio


Choices in Watermakers
Gear Roundup: Whether generator powered of hand pumped, they all produce life’s elixir
by Andrew Burton

Pearson 303: A Second-Generation 30-Footer
Classic Plastic: This Bill Shaw design remains a versatile family cruiser with a big-boat feel
by Bob Reeve

Home In on Lost Crew
Safety at Sea: A rundown of personal locator beacons will help you decide which ones best suit your onboard safety needs
by Tony Bessinger

Put a Husky to Work
New Products: Handle the elements with an Arched Awning, a 4 Color Recon Torch, and more
by Andrew Burton

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