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October 2021

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Charter news

Charter companies have new boats, new destinations and specials for cruisers

The allure of an azure sea

Family sail-camping in the Bahamas’ Exuma chain

When history comes alive

At 94, Dick McNish keeps the flame glowing for classic wooden yachts with his namesake regatta

New boat showcase

Innovation, speed, style and comfort define the new models on the way for 2022

Boats & Gear 

Technique: Roll reducers

Boat Doctor: Mounting a new roller furler

Gear: Soft padeyes and shackles

Used Boat Notebook: Bristol 35.5

Perry on Design: A pair of cruisers—the Hylas 57 and J/45—for passagemaking with performance


For Openers

Full and By: Sails are our engine, the wind is our fuel

On the Wind: The weather you get, not the weather you want

Splashes: Bashing to Fastnet on a new course

Nautical Library: “Farewell Mr. Puffin” is a delightful voyage to savor

Your Beauty of Sail

The Wharf: Brokerage, charter and other related goods and services 

On the Cover: The newly launched Hylas 57 sails rail down. Turn to Perry on Design, page 30, to read a full review. Cover picture by Billy Black