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September 2022

2022 September 1

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The soul of the Abacos

A cruising crowd revisits their favorite Bahamas haunts and finds that much has changed, but the sailing, picturesque water and friendly people remain the same

Past perfect

A solo sail transports an eager sailor from Panama’s culture-rich past to the modern day

Sleeping beauty

With its stunning beauty, nearly private anchorages and rich culture, Thailand is a charter destination poised for greatness

Boats & Gear 

Boat Test: The new Beneteau Oceanis 40.1 is a well-built family cruiser

Technique: Diesel engine care 

Perry on Design: The X4.3 and the Arcona 50 are modern cruisers with speed and style 

Gear: Outboard motors for sailors

Boat Doctor: Troubleshooting hot-water systems


For Openers

Full and By: How children got to sail a mighty maxi yacht

On the Wind: Bargain boats found in old barns should star in fixer-upper shows

Splashes: Newport to Bermuda was sweet as Honeys 

SEAsonings: SWMBO’s South of the Border tacos

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

Your Beauty of Sail

On the Cover 

The Sydney 47 Polaris blasts off the starting line of the Newport Bermuda Race in June. 

Cover picture by Daniel Forster/PPL