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December / January 2016

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SAILING Magazine’s annual guide explores the challenges of updating a Bristol 32, Manta 42 

and Catalina 36  

Gifts for sailors

Editors’ picks for gifts sure to bring holiday cheer

Little lake, big fun

The 50th anniversary of the E-scow class Blue Chip Regatta brings the biggest names in sailing to Wisconsin’s Pewaukee Lake

Tatil in turquoise

A sextet of experienced passagemakers adjust their expectations on a Turkish charter and find a beautiful, unknown land ripe for exploration

Boats & Gear 



Boat Doctor

Calibrating onboard tachometers

Perry on Design

The Pogo 36, Discovery 48 and Dubois 35m demonstrate good design in small, big and huge


Mounting deck hardware


For Openers

Full and By

How to stand out in a grand fleet: Be small and simple

On the Wind

Retrofitting your own boat makes the sailing sweeter and cheaper



Racing for fun at Antigua Sailing Week and Middle Sea Race

Nautical Library

A swashbuckling tale of Vermont history


The cruiser-racer revolution


New boat: Sunsail 404 / Leopard 40

The Wharf

Brokerage, charters and other sailing-related products and services