January/February 2018


20 World Cruising
Mahina Tiare Sails Into the Med
From Liston on the Atlantic coast, they cruise to Gibraltar, the south of Spain and the Balearic Islands
by John Neal

28 Cruising Life
Rough Night to Havana
Part 2… the author and two pals set off in his Catalina 31 with an organized rally to Cuba
by James McFarlane, Jr.

36 BWS Interview
Owning a Boat in a Charter Fleet
BWS caught up with multihull experts Steven and Estelle Cockroft, who run the website www.catamaranguru.com,

40 Electronics
Navigation Systems for Cruisers
After a lightning strike, we had to replace all of our electronics – it was an eye opening task
by George Day

44 Boat Show Preview
2018 Miami Sailboat Show Preview
With dozens of new monohulls and multihulls and acres of tents filled with sailing gear and equpment, the Miami show is a great winter escape and an excellent place to buy a new boat

52 Blue Water Boats
52 Elan GT5
58 Beneteau Oceanis 51.1


6 Captain’s Log
8 Blue Water Dispatches
12 Biewenga Offshore
16 Heather Francis Onboard
60 Chandlery
64 Charter Companies
71 Brokerage
72 Classifieds
74 Broad Reaching-Andy Cross


Author: Blue Water Sailing


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