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SAIL July 2019

Editorial content covers the total sailing experience, featuring articles on coastal and blue-water cruising, trailer-sailing, racing, multihulls and monohulls, daysailing, one-design racing, and much more.

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serpents in paradise

Every so often you hear a piece of news that jolts you out of a preconception or two. For me, one such was the attack on a cruising family on the northeastern coast of Panama last May. A trawler yacht was boarded at night and when the skipper, New Zealander Alan Culverwell, went to investigate, he was shot and killed. His wife, Derryn, was attacked with a machete before she and her two children managed to lock themselves inside the boat. It was all the more upsetting that the attack took place in Guna Yala, better known to sailors as the San Blas islands, a remote, idyllic part of the world that’s on the bucket list for virtually all bluewater cruisers. The archipelago is known as a low-crime area and aside from…

1 min.
the sailing scene

Are you out there sailing, cruising and living the sailing life? Share your experiences with other readers. Send your photos to sailmail@sailmagazine.com And don’t forget to sign up for our free eNewsletter, Under Sail, via our website sailmagazine.com Flying my symmetrical spinnaker on Annabelle on the Columbia River— Adam Snider, Portland, ORI shot this beautiful sunrise in Boot Key Harbor, Florida— Victoria Mason, Conroe, TXThis photo was taken recently while sailing the Sea of Cortez. We were bareboat chartering on a Dufour 45. My buddy and first mate was marveling at this astonishing sunset and I grabbed this moment— Brian J. Ochab, Los Angeles, CAI took this photo from the ferry as it left Swartz Bay, British Columbia, heading to the Gulf Islands. After I took it, I noticed the “Fire Plan”…

2 min.

SECRET OF THE SEA So now, our secret is out! Thousands of cruising gringo sailors hit the Sea of Cortez every winter to escape the northern weather. Thank you, Suzy, for sharing your experiences (Cruising in the Sea of Cortez, April 2019). I just want to add that she barely touched the tip of iceberg. From the vast sailing opportunities, the hundreds of quiet anchorages, the wall-to-wall dolphins, the terrific weather, the lovely, friendly locals, the beautiful land-scapes, sunsets…. not to mention reduced liveaboard costs… I could go on. Cruisers there are generally friendly, helpful and fun. We now have friends all over the world because of the Sea of Cortez, and hope future visitors respect the local ecology, laws, animal life and the wonderful people of Mexico. — Linda and Bill Pattison,…

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starry night

Stars seem brighter in the sparsely populated South Pacific. With the Milky Way sparkling overhead, the 40ft custom wooden cutter Celeste lies snugly moored to an abandoned wharf in the Tuamotu archipelago of French Polynesia. This is the second voyage that both Celeste and her owners, Ellen and Seth Leonard, have made in this part of the world. While the celestial sphere for which the cutter is named is no longer her crew’s primary method of way-finding, it remains a source of great beauty and wonder, especially in the pristine skies of the southern hemisphere, far away from any light pollution. Ellen and Seth watch the Southern Cross every night on their passages. While it isn’t so obvious in this long-exposure shot, it’s still visible—can you find it?…

6 min.
riding with the wind

It all started with YouTube. Last year, when my wife, Marjorie, and I began planning to include the Exumas in our upcoming three-month cruise through the Bahamas, I searched the internet for information on what we might find there. As I was doing so I happened across a video of a French group kiteboarding at Moriah Harbor Cay, near Georgetown, Exuma. The thought of being in such a beautiful place and doing such an exciting thing immediately sucked me in. I suddenly found myself doing more research on kiteboarding than on actually cruising. One thing seemed immediately clear: kiteboarding can be a great fit for a cruising sailor, as the required gear packs down well. The only large, rigid item is the board, and with most boards being only a little…

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home is the sailor/in brief

On April 29, veteran circumnavigator Webb Chiles closed the loop on his sixth solo circumnavigation. Chiles and his Moore 24, Gannet, sailed into San Diego to complete the 29,989-mile epic five years after setting out. It was a leisurely circumnavigation by Chiles’s standards, with lengthy stopovers along the way. In 2014, his route took him across the Pacific to Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand, where he stayed for a year to recuperate from a shoulder injury and “because I like New Zealand” before continuing on across the top of Australia and down the Indian Ocean to South Africa. In 2017 Chiles sailed from Cape Town to the Florida Keys via St. Helena. Repairs to Gannet after Hurricane Irma saw him spend most of 2018 in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Early this year…