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July/August 2023

2023 July 1

Table of contents


He was just Buddy

Remembering Buddy Melges

Rooting for the home team

11th Hour Racing takes the win

Building a dream boat

The quest for a perfect daysailer led Chris Hood to create a 32-footer

Fast and furious around the flamingo

Women head to California for a weekend of one-design racing

What to do when it goes bang!

Knowing how to handle emergency situations can keep your boat afloat

Through the big ditch

The ups and downs of a transit through the Panama Canal

Boats & Gear 

Technique: First aid at sea

Technique: Installing a new wheel

Gear: New safety gear

Boat Doctor: Using your engine as a back-up pump

Perry on Design: A Farr-designed offshore cruiser gets a redesign by Bob Perry


For Openers

Full and By: A brilliant invention is energizing sailing—it’s called a bowsprit

On the Wind: Rules for thee but not for me doesn’t work on the water

Splashes: The Santa Maria Cup is back

Nautical Library: “Airborne” re-release is even better

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

Your Beauty of Sail: Reader photos

On the Cover 

The 11th Hour Racing team takes the win in Newport, Rhode Island. Turn to Rooting for the Home Team, page 35, for more from The Ocean Race. Cover picture by Onne van der Wal