22 Biewenga Onboard Learning the Ropes 22 Burch at the Helm Rotary Currents 32 Classic Passage Tales from the Crypt An equatorial crossing haunted by superstition by Heather Francis 36 World Cruising New Caledonian Retreat An introduction to the idyllic lagoons of this beautiful and cruisable Pacific stopover by Nadine
Ships in the Night Over all the years that I have been sailing and making passages offshore, only twice have I ever really had my heart in my mouth, as they say. And both incidences involved ships behaving erratically. The first time was on a night run down the Chesapeake
Hanse 505 The future is out there sailing already and it looks a lot like a Hanse 505 The morning we set out aboard the Hanse 505 for a test sail on Biscayne Bay just south of Miami, the trade winds were blowing a gentle 10 knots, the sky
Bavaria USA – Dedicated to the Cruising Life. Innovative modern designs and factory direct sales make the new Bavaria Cruiser and Vision lines remarkably attractive players in the U.S. cruising market by George Day The day Fletcher Ryan and I took the new Bavaria Vision 42 out for a test
Catalina Reinvents the Sport Cruiser As we motored the new Catalina 275 out of Annapolis and into the Chesapeake Bay on a cloudy almost windless afternoon that was threatening showers, I felt the liveliness of the tiller and rudder in my hand as the prop wash from the sail drive
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