June 2020

2020 June 1

Table of Contents


Sailing into a pandemic

A blissful cruise along in the Sea of Cortez ends abruptly for a cruising family 

Putting the fun in fundamentals

Women-only conferences are popular forsailors looking to improve their skills

Plotting a course to a Caribbean sabbatical cruise

John Kretschmer shares his secrets for sailing south

A new approach

There’s never been a better time to improve your sailing skills in creative ways

Boats & Gear 

Perry on Design: Pelagic 77, an expedition schooner for high latitude sailing

Used Boat Notebook: The Alden-designed Fuji 35

Boat Test: Catalina 545

Gear: Sun protection

Technique: Docking under power

Boat Doctor: How to choose a code 0 furler


For Openers

Full and By: The joys of symmetry in an obsolete downwind sail

On the Wind: Sailing is the ultimate and best method of social distancing

Nautical Library: Cozy seafaring escapism hits the spot

Splashes: The sailing industry switches gears in the coronavirus pandemic

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

On the Cover 

The J/22 Moxie races across Minnesota’s Wayzata Lake.

Cover picture by J.H. Peterson