BOAT REVIEWS | SMALL BOAT REVIEW

Whether you are looking for your first boat or down-sizing from a larger cruising boat, there are plenty of pocket cruising boats out there that span the spectrum from traditional to the ultra-modern. In the following gallery, you’ll see that small is indeed beautiful. BAVARIA Designed by Farr and built

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CURRENT ISSUE | JUNE 2015

16 Bill Biewenga Getting Your Point Across Coordinating efforts is not difficult if everyone on the crew understands the tasks at hand and how to proceed as individuals within the group 20 World Cruising Touchè Found Svalbard In 1194 the Icelandic sagas state “Svalbardi funning,” which translates to Svalbard found.

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | JUNE 2015

10 PHASES OF PASSAGEMAKING This summer will mark 20 years since Rosie and I and our boys sailed back into Newport R.I. to complete a five year 36,000 mile circumnavigation. Along the way and many times before and since, I have undertaken long offshore passages, something I enjoy immensely. Here’s

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CURRENT ISSUE | MAY 2015

18 Bill Biewenga The Devil in the Details It has often been said that the devil is in the details. It’s those same details that will decide victory on the racecourse or pleasure throughout a long distance passage. 22 David Burch Marine Weather Services Charts- How to make your own

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CAPTAIN’S LOG | MAY 2015

KIDS AND SAILING One of the highlights of our five-year cruise around the world with our two sons Si and Tim happened one night on the passage south from Gibraltar to the Canary Islands. Si was 14 and Tim 12. It was after dinner and the boys were on watch

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10 Secret Anchorages in the B.V.I.

Here's where to go, when you want to get off the beaten path  (published December 2014) The British Virgin Islands are the most popular charter destination in the world with hundreds of bareboat and crewed charters sailing out of the bases on Tortola. With so many boats out on charter

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CURRENT ISSUE | APRIL 2015

16 Bill Biewenga Passing the Baton Preparation will help you avoid emergencies and turn them instead into adventures. And the lessons learned through these experiences are worth sharing with others. 20 Capt. John Jamieson Seven Tips for Nighttime Navigation Sharpen your piloting skills to make you more comfortable with where

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