20 Bill Biewenga Offshore Weather Preparation: its not so simple 24 World Cruising Turkey Trot Exploring one of the Mediterranean’s finest destinations by land and sea by Diane Gorch 30 Classic Passage Havana to Miami A lesson in navigating more than just the waters between the United States and Cuba
SALTY DAWG RALLY UPDATE The 68 strong fleet in the Fall Salty Dawg Rally are in the B.V.I. and Bahamas and thoroughly enjoying life in the sun. The passage south started on November 3 and was a fairly slow one with some head winds, a trough of bumpy weather and
The German builder has designed and built one of the most modern cruising boats on the planet that still has a traditional feel By George Day The new Hanse 575 debuted in America at the Newport International Boat Show last September in Newport, R.I. During the four days of the
Big, fast and elegant, the new Gunfleet 58 is a world cruiser that will get you across oceans in comfort and style The afternoon didn’t look promising for a sail trial when I met the Gunfleet crew at the marina in Stevensville, Maryland. The sky was a leaden gray and
Jeanneau 349 | The new 349 offers a lot of quality, performance and plain fun in an affordable package Last winter, right after the Strictly Sail Miami show, we had the chance to test a few of the new boats that premiered there. The brand new Jeanneau 349 had been
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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