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March 2013

2013 March 7


42 Best brightwork
Varnishing is the perfect DIY project, and one that will leave your boat shining for years to come

44 25 small upgrades you can do today
Small upgrades can make a world of difference and be done in time for launch day

46 Launch day success
Planning, preparation and a little patience will go a long way toward making sure that your launch goes off without a hitch

52 Racing around Arabia
Through waters frequented by warships, a team of Omani and western women raced for the Sailing Arabia trophy

60 Fun for all ages
Young and old alike discover the joys of sailing and camaraderie at a casual Beetle Cat midwinter regatta

Boats & Gear

20 Boat Test
Beneteau Oceanis 48

26 Used Boat Notebook
Tartan 30

28 Gear
Chartplotters and multifunction displays

32 Technique
How to clean everything

35 Perry
C&C 101, DB30, Bavaria Cruiser 50

38 Boat Doctor
Protecting electrical connections


4 For Openers

6 Full and By
Don't expect scary sea stories from this dauntless
sailing couple

8 Letters

10 Splashes
Gabart smashes the Vendée Globe record

17 Nautical Library
The musings of a boat designer and the Volvo Ocean Race in images

66 Launchings
New boat: Catalina 385

73 The Wharf
Brokerage, charters, and other sailing-related products and services