This month, with the aim of showcasing and promoting small-boat sailing--a noteworthy pastime in itself, and a logical introduction to the sport for those with grander aspirations--weve devoted our cover and feature section to pocket cruisers and cruising. For those in the market for a new boat, our guide to U.S. production boats under 30 feet, "Small Boats for Big Plans," begins on page 42. In his story "In Search of the Lost Colony of Roanoke," beginning on page 50, associate editor Jeremy McGeary undertakes a coastal quest--à la L. Francis--on a purposeful 30-footer. And finally, on page 56, veteran offshore cruisers Lin and Larry Pardey--whove spent years espousing the philosophy, "Go small, go simple, go now"--detail how they prepared their 29-footer, Taleisin, for the offshore trip of a lifetime. Patrick and Colin, meet Lin and Larry.