June 2012

2012 June 6


Nine sailors die in two races
Fatal shipwrecks two weeks apart in California waters called 'an extraordinary coincidence'

Up a busy river
With simple sailing by day and comfortable, quaint inns at night, a daysailing cruise up the Hudson River proves rich in history and fun

Working it
The exuberance of the paint jobs is topped only by the excitement of the sailors at the Grenada workboat regatta

Invasion of the pocket cruisers
Sailors flock to the annual winter gathering at the Pocket Cruiser Convention in Arizona's Lake Havasu for fun and games

Sailing with Mr. Magic
Boatbuilding guru Mark Lindsay pioneered the use of composite construction in small boats helping dinghy sailors rise to the top

Boats & Gear

Splicing single-braid line

Cruising gear for less than $100

Perry On Design
RS Venture, Class 2M, Com-Pac 23 Pilothouse

The Boat Doctor
Balance the charger with the battery bank

Used Boat Notebook
MacGregor 26


For Openers

Full and By
Navigation of yore: Follow the sound of the belching whale


On the Wind
Tragedy needn't regulate the freedom out of sailing

America's Schooner Cup revival and a green spring regatta

New Boat: VX One

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