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July/August 2012

2012 July 2


Hopes, dreams and sweat
The U.S. sailing team is the most fit, most cohesive group of athletes to sail in the Olympics. Will it add up to Gold?

Flying a hull on Gitche Gumee
The crew of a racing trimaran explore the rugged and pristine shores of Lake Superior

Behemoth beauty
At 145 feet long, 54 feet wide and 190 feet tall, the megacat Hemisphere lays claim to being the largest cat in the world

Sailing at the top of the world
At 12,500 feet above sea level, Peru's Lake Titicaca draws a sailor and his daughter to cruise the world's highest navigable lake

Boats & Gear

Boat Test
Jeanneau 509

The Boat Doctor
Fixing too-bright navigation displays

Perry on Design
PT-11, NEEL 45, Lagoon 560

Docking a catamaran

Head showcase

Used Boat Notebook
Pearson 30


For Openers

Full and By
A sailor's rule for wearing a life vest: You decide


On the Wind
Even an old salt can learn new life lessons at sailing school

The Puma homecoming, a C&C reunion, Southern charm and the gift that keeps on giving

Sailors Among Us
Finding delight in desert sailing

New Boat: Aeroyacht's Alpha 42

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