Features

Shoulder-deep in a trade-wind swell, Leopard of London, a Reichel Pugh 29.49 owned by Mike Slade of Great Britain, approaches the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers' finish line off Rodney Bay, St. Lucia. The 18-day crossing from the Canary Islands put Leopard in first place for her class on corrected time. See the story on page 68. Sailing on Lake Mead, an ocean cruiser learns that the freshwater folk on this four-boat flotilla are cut from the same cloth as those who've tasted salt by Stanley Smith...

Navman

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Tayana

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Info

Wisp o f wind traced a mottled pattern on the still waters of Lake Mead, th en playfully filled our sails and sent us skittering past Gypsy Woman, an Ericson 30. Her sails hung listlessly as her crew, John and Candi McDowell, awaited their turn to be caressed by the breeze. Two other sailboats in our four-boat cruising group were splitting tacks across Boulder Basin, predicting that a favoring breeze would slough down the red mountain slope on the eastern side. Gambling on the wind, I thought....

Reviews

Boat Test Equipped with the systems and conveniences of a house, the Hunter 41 Deck Saloon is equally capable of harnessing the wind by Nim Marsh 105 Set for Two-Couple Cruising Boat Review Introduced as part of a line of racer cruisers, the raised-saloon Elan Impression 384, designed by Rob Humphreys, tilts the balance toward cruising by Jeremy McGeary Boat Review The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 DS is the latest and smallest of the French production builder's deck-saloon offerings by Herb...

Kanter Yachts Te Mana

Paine Yacht Design Kanter Yachts (519) 633-1058 www.kanteryachts.com Kanter Yachts (519) 633-1058 www.kanteryachts.com building boats in steel 28 years ago, but then quickly moved primarily into aluminum construction. We're working on hull 167 now, he says, and that's not including the one my dad built for us, and two he built in Holland to raise money for us so that we could get home. In describing the relationship between builder and owner, Martin recalls a discussion...

Alden Caravelle Sloop

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Sails

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Better When Shared

Drink Responsibly. 2006 Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd, Mount Gay Barbados Rum, -10 Alc. Vol., Imported by R my Cointreau USA, Inc., New York. NY Eclipse Design me to do last time,' he recalled. So I went back and asked for another six months off. I remember his exact reply 'As far as I'm concerned, you can take the rest of your effing life off ' And so Ward was off across the Indian Ocean, with visions of the Virgin Islands dancing in his head. He made it as far as South Africa....

Tla Ntic Ocean

Augustine is a strategic stop for cruisers plying the Intracoastal Waterway or returning from the Caribbean via the Bahamas. South of the Bridge of Lions, the municipal anchorage in the Matanzas River is popular with visitors who want to be close to town. lands and perhaps earning money doing charter work. Tucked away on the other side of the small town, marinas and boatyards of every stripe line the San Sebastian River. Cruisers following the ICW or ducking in and out of the inlet might...

Ports Of Entry

Angel Island Immigrants Port Entered

Cruisers and charterers headed for Grenada can look forward to simplified entry documents that will leave them more time to enjoy island life. In the winter of 2006, officials adopted a one-page customs immigration clearance form to cut by two-thirds the paperwork required when arriving at the country's ports of entry. The streamlining comes as new marinas are being developed in Grenada and Carriacou, its tiny sister island, and t h e marineservices industry is expanding, according to the...

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Your class win on the annual club cruise. Your boat's name on the old silver cup. Your cruising comforts, the envy of the fleet. Whatever your sailing aspirations, the Sabre 426 can help you achieve them. She blends traditional Maine craftsmanship and beauty with spirited performance both on and off the wind. Her powerful rig drives a strong yet lightweight hull built of closed-cell PVC foam and structural E-glass. This, coupled with a long waterline and performance underbody, makes the 426 a...

Virgin Islands

Bers, January 2006 describing Suzanne's participation as a judge for the 2006 Boat of the Year awards. Call it fate, or whatever you'd like, but to be in Iraq and come upon this article featuring a contributor with whom I've worked it was simply amazing. My time in Iraq has taught me to enjoy the little things in life and just spending a day on a sailboat would be close to priceless. With regard to the April and May 2006 CW stories by Bruce Bingham addressing the preparation and application of...

Linekin Bay Resort

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Tyle

Another choice would be to dead-end the shackle at the masthead and retrieve it in port tomorrow or the next day. But Martin isn't positive that the shackle's diameter is bigger than the sheave's. If it isn't, the stainless-steel shackle will fall through the mast into Te Mana's aluminum bilge, there threatening to create galvanic mayhem. Very little time passes before Martin hits upon the idea that works. He takes the fall of a foresail halyard and begins swinging it in arcs like an upended...

The Sailing Life

Trinidad's sister island, a tale of a killer whale, a new clearance challenge in Bonaire, a Middle East rally, a boatbuilding heritage preserved, and a serious sailor for a centennial offshore race Free dockage and pastries served up at the transom are ways that villagers from Croatia's stunning Dalmatian coast show their enthusiasm for the presence of vacationing sailors by Angus Phillips

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Independent publishers since 1923 www.wwnorton.com about the war, but our queries met mostly with stony silence or evasions. Croatians, it seems, would just as soon forget. Moreover, the shooting war was principally inland and barely touched the picturesque island towns we visited, such as Milna, Korcula, Hvar, Vis, and Okuklje, though it did cost residents their livelihoods for a long while. Ten years of our lives gone, said one innkeeper at a tiny town on the island of Mljet, where we spent...

Cruising World Special Sections

POSTAL INFORMATION CRUISING WORLD, Volume 32 Number 6 ISSN 0098-3519, USPS 510-230 is published monthly by World Publications, LLC, 460 N. Orlando Ave., Suite 200, Winter Park, Fl. 32789. Copyright 2006 by World Publications LLC. All rights reserved. Reprinting in whole or part forbidden except by permission of the publisher. The title Cruising World is a registered trademark. Editorial contributions should be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Editorial offices are at 55...

By Mark Pillsbury

Weather makes the 20th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers a wet and wild romp to St. Lucia Someone must have gone to great lengths to fool Mother Nature. So just in case delightful trade-wind sailing had lulled anyone in the 20th Anniversary of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers into forgetting that she deals the cards at sea, Ma parked a stationary front just to the east of St. Lucia for several days last December and gave arriving sailors one more wallop for good measure before the rum drinks were...

The True Fabric Of Innovation

All of the ARC sailors were greeted dockside in Rodney Bay by steel-drummer Adrian Samuels. All of the ARC sailors were greeted dockside in Rodney Bay by steel-drummer Adrian Samuels. cruise. Having never before sailed, she'd taken a sabbatical from work and was looking for something exciting to do when a coworker mentioned the rally. She found Derek and the opportunity to join the crew online. Deidre had done some racing before, and she said she was part of the crew that rebelled when the...

Kiriacoulis Mediterranean

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