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April/May 2023

2023 March 31

Table of Contents


Escape to Love Island

The lush hills and pristine anchorages of St. John’s draw charter sailors to this unspoiled gem in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Tahiti temptation

French Polynesia beguiles cruisers with humpback whales, dolphins and the lush tropical beauty

Picture perfect

A charter cruise through the Sea of Cortez in Baja California is filled with wildlife above and below the water

Boats & Gear 

Gear: Great cruising gear

Technique: Captain your own charter

Boat Doctor: How to unjam a furling main

Perry on Design: Arey’s XFC 22 and Green 55

Used Boat Notebook: Catalina 310


For Openers

Full and By: Kindred spirits found along the race course

On the Wind: Some sailing myths need to be busted

Splashes: The RORC 600 is full of twists and turns

Nautical Library: High seas adventures in books and film

Charter News

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

On the Cover: Balam sails into a setting sun on the Sea of Cortez. Turn to Picture Perfect, page 38, to discover the joys of charter cruising in Baja California. Cover picture by Eddie Frank