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Cruising World April 2021

Cruising World is your passport for exploring the world’s coastlines and oceans while voyaging under sail. Its contributors inspire and entertain through stories, pictures and videos that underscore the beauty and adventure of sailing, while providing instruction on the disciplines of seamanship, navigation and boat handling. The Cruising World community is made up of experienced, committed sailors and boat owners. No matter their long-range sailing plans, Cruising World’s mission is to nurture their dreams with practical how-to information and stirring real-life adventure features.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bonnier Corporation
Frequency:
Monthly
₹291.02
₹1,750.47
8 Issues

in this issue

4 min
editor’s log

Around the SOUND If you have to sit out a summer on account of a pandemic, there are worse places to be than Broad Sound, a water rat’s playground on the western edge of Massachusetts Bay, just north of Boston. The sound is surrounded by land on three sides, with Nahant, where we live, forming its northern edge; to the east, it’s wide open to the Atlantic. In summer, its waters tend to be calm in the morning, which is perfect for fishermen chasing stripers, and lobstermen hauling traps. Afternoons, though, things take a turn in a sailor’s favor. Once the sprawling metropolitan area surrounding the sound heats up, like clockwork, the sea breeze starts cranking. And that’s when the sailboats come out to play. There are lots of them, especially on…

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6 min
there’s this place…

I had yet to drop the hook, but I knew the place was good. Gloucester, Massachusetts, is one of the busiest commercial-fishing harbors in the country, and I’d expected a degree of stress because of that, but as I chugged into the inner harbor, it felt right. Some places are like that. When I got the anchor set, I heard a shout from a neighboring boat. On deck was a young bearded guy, and his boat—a 30-foot Allied Seawind—was decked out in solar panels, surf boards, windvane and homemade wheelhouse; it was the kind of boat you’d see south of the Chesapeake, not in New England. “Welcome to Gloucester!” he hollered, his arms spread wide. The wind swung our boats so his was stern to Jade, my Tartan 34c. He was from Florida.…

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1 min
passage notes

Working While Cruising? In a recent blog post, Behan Gifford of Sailing Totem addressed the topic of working while cruising in order to fill the kitty along the way—a topic surrounded with plenty of misinformation. “Cruising may be a lifestyle steeped in freedom, but it doesn’t liberate you from playing by the rules—and doing income-generating work comes with rules,” Gifford says. “One oversimplified way to gauge if the work you hope to do runs into local regulations is to ask these questions: Will you be marketing and selling your product or services locally? Will there be people from this country, or with legal authorization to work in this country, selling the same product or service? If the answer to either of those is ‘yes,’ do your homework on regulations and proceed…

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2 min
to a countryman’s defense

HAIL, A BOAT FOR THE REST OF US I am overwhelmed and encouraged by the Pearson 26’s appearance on the cover of the November/December issue and the accompanying article, “Why Not…Why Knot?” It gives hope to those in the sailing community who cannot afford the excellent new/large sailing vessels featured in the magazine. I appreciate the difficulty you all have in selecting articles for publication to retain the attention of a diverse and widespread audience. The spectacular sailing vessels are of interest, but they are out of reach for most. So including a classic plastic once in a while is very enjoyable to me (and likely many other subscribers). Capt. Michael D. Curry, Nashville, Illinois 30 DEGREES OF SEPARATION In the story “The Beat Went On” (November/December), when the rig went over the side,…

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1 min
2020 blue water medal

Randall Reeves has been named winner of the 2020 Blue Water Medal by the Cruising Club of America for sailing his 45-foot aluminum cutter, Moli, alone around Antarctica and then through the Northwest Passage in a single season—departing and arriving from San Francisco. Reeves, 57, is the first person to imagine and accomplish the 39,000-nautical-mile voyage, which creates a figure-8 track around the world, keeping the Americas to port and Antarctica to starboard. For more information on Reeves, visit his website (figure8voyage.com).…

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3 min
new and now

1. COSTA FREEDOM SERIES BROADBILL • $269 • COSTADELMAR.COM The Broadbill’s polarized-glass lenses off er excellent clarity, glare reduction and scratch resistance, and the large frames provide good coverage. Even better—as part of the Freedom Series, a portion of the proceeds goes to support Freedom Fighters Outdoors, which is dedicated to providing veterans with experiences on the water. 2. HOBIE ITREK 9 ULTRALIGHT • $2,199 • HOBIE.COM For a fun way to get off the boat, check out the versatile iTrek 9 Ultralight. At only 20 pounds, this inflatable kayak/stand-up paddleboard can pack away in its own duffel and is easily launched by one person. Use the included seat, MirageDrive pedals, and rudder for a kayak experience, or grab the paddle and use the board as an SUP. 3. THE BOAT GALLEY ship’s log • $36 •…

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