OCTOBER 2017

26 Bluewater Adventure Sailing Sabbitcal Why I decided to sail around the world after college graduation by Haley Haltom 30 World Cruising Black Sands and Black Magic Vanuatu by sail by Heather Francis 38 Fitting Out 38 Ten Years After, What Worked, What Didn’t by Patrick Childress 42 Essential Upgrades

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CURRENT ISSUE | OCTOBER 2015

28 Bill Biewenga Black Clouds on the Horizon 32 Heather Francis Seasickness: suffering sailors and condition 36 World Cruising Cruising the Twelves The Dodecanese Islands of Greece by Diane Gorch 42 Classic Passage Kite Crosses the Indian Ocean The southern Indian Ocean has a nasty reputation for strong winds, large

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Swimming with Whale Sharks

Rebecca and Patrick Childress, who are world cruising aboard their Valiant 40 Brick House, celebrated Rebecca's birthday by spending the dawn swimming with whale sharks in eastern Indonesia. Here is her report as excerpted from her blog at whereisbrickhouse.com  (published April 2015) From the safety of our dinghy, we were

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Antifouling for Cruisers

With new laws coming that restrict toxins in bottom paints, researchers are exploring new technologies to keep our boats barnacle free  (published April 2013) In the United States and a few other countries, environmental concerns are beginning to shape public opinion and policy in ways that will soon have a

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Remasting in the Pacific: Part Two

From Rust Rises Endurance  (published May 012) After Brick House’s port upper shroud chainplate snapped in a remote area of the Pacific due to internal corrosion, Patrick and Rebecca Childress began the onerous task of replacing the mast. The couple holed up in Majuro, Marshall Islands and played the waiting

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Remasting in the Pacific

Part 1: What goes up should never come down  (published April 2012) From a soft breeze and tropical sunshine, the sudden blast of wind dimmed the horizon and stung us with horizontal pebbles of cold rain. With eyes squinched against the precipitation, I went to turn the wheel downwind to

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EPIRBs: Your “Last Best Chance”

(published February 2012) We had just settled back on the anchor in a protected coral cove after a stormy ocean passage. I glanced out the companionway to see not a sunset, but a faint disc being smothered into darkness. No green flash tonight, but there was the muffled flash of

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CAPTAINS LOG | JULY 2012

Small Boats, Big Voyages • On April 21st of this year, young Matt Rutherford completed a 309-day circumnavigation of the Americas via the Northwest Passage and Cape Horn when he sailed into his homeport of Annapolis, Maryland. The voyage was remarkable for many reasons, not the least being that it

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CURRENT ISSUE | JULY 2012

July 2012 Issue of Blue Water Sailing. Sail Tips: Heaving-To, The ocean is your parking lot by Andrew Cross. Destinations: Great Heights, Exploring St. Pierre, Martinique from the ground up by Connie McBride Boatswain’s Locker: Fenders for Tenders, Strategies for extending the life of your smallest vessel by Patrick Childress.

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CURRENT ISSUE | MAY 2012

May 2012 Issue of Blue Water Sailing. In The Well Dressed Cruiser, Shayne Benowitz writes about layering for comfort and safety from head to toe.  In Classic Passages: Pit Stop in Paradise, Todd Duff explores Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. In Fitting out: Remasting in the Pacific Part 2, Patrick Childress

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