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September 2018 Contents

2018 July 30


19 Modern day Spanish Armada 

         Rollicking sailing, sublime beaches and  new friendships are found on a flotilla charter off Mallorca

25 Cruising back in time 

         Solitude and untouched beauty in the Spanish Virgin Islands make this charter feel like old-time Caribbean

54 Sail like a girl? You bet they did

        Armed with grit, skills and heart, a group of women sailors became the first monohull team to win the Race to Alaska

Boats & Gear 

38 Boat Test: Seawind 1260

44 Perry on Design: Arcona 435, Eagle 37, ClubSwan 36

48 Gear: Entertaining on board

51 Technique: Tips from the pros for mainsail trim

53 Boat Doctor: Fixing smelly bilges


5 For Openers

6 Full and By: What sailing owes Jimmy Buffett

8 On the Wind: Nuggets of advice from a charterholic

9 Letters 

10 Splashes: Golden Globe Race gets underway

18 SEAsonings: Flan-from-a-can

61 The Wharf: Brokerage, charters and other sailing related products

On the Cover 

The J/70 Rimette glides across the water off Newport, Rhode Island during the NYYC One-Design Regatta in July.

Cover picture by Paul Todd/Outsideimages.com