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March 2014

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34 Double dam fun

The Double Damned race sends the competitors up the Columbia River Gorge, dodging kiteboarders and barges, all while having a blast

42 Customized fitting out

Your worklist to start the season depends on what kind of boat you have and where you'll be sailing

50 Some enchanted cruise

A charter sail through the Society Islands casts a magic spell

54 Sunsets and Papagayos

Sailing the coast of Costa Rica and Nicaragua is an exercise
in choosing your conditions

Boats & Gear

18 Gear

Ground tackle

21 Perry on Design

Farr 280, Discovery 58, Dibley 45

24 Technique

Splicing soft shackles and better whipping

28 Used Boat Notebook

Island Packet 38

30 Boat Doctor

Fixing a faulty starter


4 For Openers

5 Full and By

Another chance to make a good sailing movie lost at sea

6 Letters

7 On the Wind

Forget Bristol condition, wash-and-wear boats are more fun

8 Splashes

Trading places at Key West race week, the Rolex sailors of the year and the Corinthian Classic regatta

15 New Nautical Library

Camelot on the water

31 Sailors Among Us

A love of hard-water sailing instilled by their fathers has
brought these teens together in friendship and competition

58 Launchings

New boat: Wylo 35.5

59 The Wharf