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From Dinghies to Windsurfers

By Benjamin Cesare

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by SOLVIG SAYRE If you want to start racing windsurfers, you have an advantage being a dinghy sailor. Racing dinghies and Techno-293s are almost the same on paper. We have the same governing bodies, rules (with a few exceptions), courses, and basic tactics. As a sailor, you know what sail position does, and because of the Techno-293’s mast track, the mast can be moved easily during a race. The biggest difference is probably the technique of working…

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Checking In

Bavaria Cruiser 37

By Benjamin Cesare

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The new Cruiser 37 from Bavaria Yachts turned plenty of heads at her debut in the New England Boat Show in Boston in February. This capable model is a solid blend of exact German engineering, proven Farr Yacht Design naval architecture, and tasteful Design Unlimited (UK) interior and exterior design. Features are many and notably, a spacious cockpit, twin helm stations plus a full-beam lowering transom. Below, she’s bright, comfortable and beautifully finished. A choice of quality woods, fabrics and flooring are available along…

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Cruising

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

By Benjamin Cesare

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by Paul Jacobs Photos by Nancy Kaull except where noted Nancy and I had just returned from the BVI when we were wondering where to go next! The selection process was an adventure. Three earlier trips had been very different, but shared common elements we love: (1) visiting beautiful geographic locations, (2) swimming in warm ocean water, (3) snorkeling among colorful fish, and (4) sailing! In less than a year we had already experienced three wonderful voyages…

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Publisher's Log

Time Well Spent

By Chris Gill

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We all want to be on the water as much as possible, and when we’re not, many of us gather to talk about being on the water…One of the best ways I know for keeping my sailing skills sharp during the off season is to attend a seminar, workshop or presentation on a sailing- related subject. From basic sailing to coastal cruising to offshore racing and weather routing, there is a seminar for every sailor. Additionally, workshops that…

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Cruising

Selecting the Right Marine Canvas

By Benjamin Cesare

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by Leslie Ingwall As with most other custom and consumable goods that you buy, you should consider what you are trying to achieve when determining your boat’s canvas needs. Are you looking for function or fashion? When it comes to canvas, the majority of boat owners want both function and fashion because they want their boat to display clean lines and they want to maximize their boat’s usable deck space. When making choices on marine canvas, whether…

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Racing

The Land of Opportunity

By Benjamin Cesare

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by Bill Gladstone It happens, even to the best of racers. You find yourself at the tail end of the fleet. Who knows how you got there – a third row start, a miserable first beat, a big shift, a boat handling disaster. I will not dwell on the ways to fall behind; at that, it seems, we are all uniquely qualified. The Most Important Race So, you’re back in the pack. Now what? Before getting into…

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