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January February 2021

2022 January 1

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Welcome aboard

Women sailors are joining men-only racing teams after organizations make new rules

Saved from the scrap heap

A J/105 gets retrofitted after a fall from its jackstands

A cat of many colors turns green

The famous racing cat ENZA pushes the envelope of clean energy on the seas

Sailing off the grid

Part Johnny Appleseed, part Macgyver, one sailor goes in search of sustainability

Remarkable rescue

The stars aligned when a novice sailor saved a woman found floating offshore

Boats & Gear 

Technique: Replacing standing rigging

Boat Doctor: How to stop leaks down the mast

Boat Test: The Kinetic 54 puts speed into shorthanded catamaran sailing

Used Boat Notebook:The C&C 34+ is a perfect family cruiser and club racer

Perry on Design: Two catamarans that take you cruising in comfort: Balance 482 and Lagoon 55

Gear: Power winches


For Openers

Full and By: The first man to sail around the world with thousands of kids

On the Wind: Much-maligned runners have their advantages

Splashes: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum keeps history alive

Nautical Library: Sailing fiction that hits the mark

The Wharf: Brokerage, charters and other sailing related goods and services.

On the Cover: The Kinetic 54 takes its maiden sail off South Africa. Turn to Boat Test, page 30, to read more about this exciting new design. Cover picture by Dale Staples