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May 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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Active Interest Media
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let’s be careful out there

When you’re talking about the thorny but important subject of onboard safety it’s easy to come across as pedantic and condescending—after all, as sailors we are imbued with a healthy respect for water and weather that arguably does not extend to many of our powerboating brethren, who can use horsepower to get themselves out of situations that sensible sailors would not get themselves into.Finger-wagging lectures on the importance of wearing lifejackets and harnesses are so common that many of us pay little attention to them. I recall fighting to stay awake through a safety-at-sea seminar during which speaker after speaker went through subjects so familiar to me that I blanked out almost everything I heard. This is not an attitude I would recommend. And yet, you could distill the most…

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sail

EDITORIALEDITOR-IN-CHIEF PETER NIELSENEXECUTIVE EDITOR ADAM CORTASSOCIATE EDITOR LYDIA MULLANWEB EDITOR EMME HURLEYCRUISING EDITOR CHARLES J. DOANETECHNICAL EDITOR JAY E. PARISELECTRONICS EDITOR BEN ELLISONCHARTER EDITOR ZUZANA PROCHAZKACONTRIBUTING EDITORS NIGEL CALDER, DON CASEY, TOM CUNLIFFE, DUNCAN KENT, TOM HALE, ANDY SCHELL, GORDON WEST, ANNIE DIKE, PETER SWANSONART & DESIGNART DIRECTOR STEVE JYLKKAADVERTISINGGROUP PUBLISHER BOB BAUER / bbauer@aimmedia.comMARKETING DIRECTOR SARAH WEBSTEROPERATIONS MANAGER ANDREA BAK HOWEY / ahowey@aimmedia.comEUROPEAN ADVERTISING DIRECTOR ELENA PATRIARCA / patriarca.elena@gmail.comNORTHEAST, UPPER MIDWEST & EASTERN CANADA REGIONAL MANAGER ANDREW HOWE / ahowe@aimmedia.comFLORIDA AND THE CARIBBEAN JESSICA SCHULTZ / jschultz@aimmedia.comMID-ATLANTIC, CENTRAL MIDWEST, WEST COAST, WESTERN CANADA REGIONAL MANAGER BLAKE CHASSE / bchasse@aimmedia.comMARKETPLACE SALES MANAGER CAROLYN NEWMAN / CNewman@aimmedia.comMARINE GROUP PRESIDENT GARY DE SANCTISVP, MARKETING AND EVENTS JULIE JARVIEVP, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR WILLIAM SISSONPRODUCTION MANAGER SUNITA PATELEVENT CONTENT MANAGER PETER SWANSONPRODUCTION COORDINATORS AMY PINTO,…

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the sailing scene

And don’t forget to sign up for our free eNewsletter, Under Sail, via our website sailmagazine.comWho says we can’t sail in February in Michigan? MyDN 12ft hard water vessel keeps me tuned for my 36ft Beneteau.—John Forbes, Granger, INI love the colors of this view, softened by a little sea smoke, of sunset on the Kennebunk River. The photo was taken across the transom of our Sabre 30 MkIII, Norbeck.—Owen Mathieu, Marblehead, MALazy sailing with a friend toward Sitges, Barcelona on a Friday afternoon.—Miguel Diaz-Varela, Barcelona, SpainThis picture was taken from the dock in New Harbor on Block Island, RI, while looking out at my 1998 Catalina 380 on a mooring during an off-season visit.—Dave Naismith, Wickford, RIEarly morning in Scituate Harbor, taken from my MkI Catalina 36, Relaxing.—John Hill,…

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people with gusto

Steve greeted my boyfriend, Phillip, and me as soon as we tied Plaintiff’s Rest, our 1985 Niagara 35, up to his dock on one of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. He was tall, cheerful and clad in a hodge-podge of clothes one might wear to paint a house: oversized, grungy and old. His shoes were duct-taped together. His hat was dirty and crooked. When his wife, Pat, came out of the house, she looked like the painter’s apprentice, draped in a stained men’s button-down, three sizes too big for her, and sporting blue pants, pink Crocs. I loved them both instantly, even before I heard their life story.From left: Phillp, Annie and Steve go lobster hunting (ANNIE DIKE)Improvising: Pat (at right) brings a porcelain BBQ into serviceI’ll be honest.…

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dogs afloat

We dog owners understand the general expectations of ourselves in public places, like picking up after Fido and keeping him on a leash. There are, however, certain places where additional unspoken rules or expectations may apply—as in harbors or marinas. If you sail with your dog, it’s best to learn some basic rules of etiquette for both you and your pet.The basics: A well-trained and loving dog is much easier to manage in public places. By well-trained we mean responsive to their owners. Tackle the basic commands like sit, stay, down and recall. All dogs respond best to reward-based training and positive reinforcement. They learn through the consequences of their behavior—if they experience a positive consequence, they are more likely to repeat the behavior. Recall is one of the most…

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cruising tips

Always double-check your plotted waypointsCHECK THE WAYPOINTMost errors with GPS and paper chart navigation are caused by the operator punching in the wrong numbers or plotting the lat/long incorrectly. The surest way to double-check a waypoint is from a known position, and the best position you’re likely to have is your home mooring. First, enter the new waypoint’s coordinates into the GPS using the lat/long lifted from the waypoint plotted on the chart. Next, activate the GPS waypoint using “GoTo” and note its range and bearing from your present position, which you know exactly because you’re at home. Use your dividers and parallel rules to see if the range and bearing on the chart stack up with numbers on the screen. If there’s a discrepancy, check those lat/long figures again.…

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