CURRENT ISSUE | JANUARY 2015

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

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | JANUARY 2015

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

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CURRENT ISSUE | DECEMBER 2014

14 Bill Biewenga Offshore Pulling the Plug and Flipping the Switch 18 Daniel Collins Tech Talk Beyond the Ditty Bag 22 World Cruising PNG Discovered A voyage through Papua New Guinea reveals the friendly side of these rarely cruised islands by Katie Thomsen 28 Classic Passage A Trip Into the

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | DECEMBER 2014

BOATING BUDDY For most of us, cruising is done at our own rhythms and speeds. We go where we want and let the wind and the weather dictate our schedules. And then we change our minds and decide to sail somewhere else instead. Usually there is an overall plan, something

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Get On Up…Wind

Tips and tricks for trimming your sails upwind  (published June 2014) While leading a flotilla of six boats in the Caribbean, we had a day of sailing to windward from our anchorage in Montserrat to Jolly Harbour, Antigua and the wind was suppose to build as the day progressed. Based

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Deck Layouts for Cruising

How to set up your deck for safe, efficient shorthanded sailing and cruising  (published June 2014) The difference between a coastal cruising boat and  boats that are set up for offshore sailing lies mainly in the way the deck and sailing systems are laid out. Coastal boats are always near

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Norman Island B.V.I.

18.3167° N, 64.6167° W  (published May 2014) In all the years we have been sailing and chartering in the British Virgin Islands, there is one spot that we always make the first and last anchorage of a cruise. The Bight at Norman Island is a big deep bay that has

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Gregor Tarjan

Multihulls in America, an interview with the builder of the Alpha 42 (published April 2014) You have built Aeroyacht into a dealer for many multihulls brands. How do you see your place in the U.S. multihull market? Aeroyacht is now close to two decades old and I see the company

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