October 2010

This month's cruising stories take us beyond our usual cruising grounds.

Features

Pearls Around the White Continent
Home, Sweet Home: In part IV of this occasional series, the sailors or Northern Light make a return voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula and document the climatic changes that abound there since their last visit

by Deborah Shapiro and Rolf Bjelke

The Ultimate "Offshore" PassageFeatures

Pearls Around the White Continent
Home, Sweet Home: In part IV of this occasional series, the sailors or Northern Light make a return voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula and document the climatic changes that abound there since their last visit

by Deborah Shapiro and Rolf Bjelke

The Ultimate "Offshore" Passage
Two passions - sailing and space travel - come together for this cruising astronaut aboard the International Space Station

by Mike Barratt

Exclusive Online Extra: Mike Barratt gives a video tour of his celestial cruiser and answers questions from space. www.cruisingworld.com/1010space to watch it.

Columns

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

Sailing Life

Point of View by Francis Zappone
Passage Notes by Patrick Childress
Sailor Profile by Herb McCormick
Under Way by Trixie B. Wadson
People and Food by Rick Caroselli

Hands-On Sailor

Button Up for Winter
Projects: Frame the deck under a shrink-wrap cover to keep warmth below

by Mark Pillsbury

Boat Handling at Your Fingertips
Systems: Bow thrusters take the angst out of maneuvering in tight quarters

by Bill Springer

Girding for the Silent Season
Boat Prep: Staying on through the cold and dark requires several strategies

by Alvah Simon

Fast Food: Pressure Cooking Adds "Healthy" to "Quick"
Living Aboard: A galley tryout reveals the versatility of a pressure cooker

by Elaine Lembo

Horizon, Here We Come
Backyard Warrior: Four-Cornered or home-sewn, sails are next on the to-do list

by Ben Zartman

Winterize Water Systems
Monthly Maintenance: Drain and flush, then add non-toxic antifreeze

by Steve D'Antonio

Review

New-Boat Preview 2011
Boat Showcase: Innovations mark a bounty of foreign and domestic models

by Jen Brett

A Boatload of Booty
New Products: Generators, antennas, life rafts, shackles, anchor retrievers, and more

by Bill Spinrger

Allmand 31
Classic Plastic: Shoal draft and a spacious cockpit make it an enduring coastal sloop

by Gregg Nestor

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