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January/February 2023

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Back from the brink

A beat-up and neglected 47-year-old offshore racer gets a second chance to race around the world

Chasing a dream

A sailor takes on a quest to restore the famous Alden Schooner When and If and sail her off into the sunset

Keeping history afloat

The Pacific Northwest community gathers each year to celebrate wooden boats at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Boats & Gear 

Perry on Design: The Solaris 44 and Tartan 455 offer different takes on cruising

Technique: Repairing delaminated core

Gear: Great new gear for 2024

The Boat Doctor: How to rig a preventer

Boat Test: Excess 14

Used Boat Notebook: Tartan 372


For Openers

Full and By: Bold-sailor image will survive a bit of caution in race decisions

On the Wind:Trust the sailboat matchmaker to find the one you love

Splashes: The traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle’a’ makes landfall in California

Nautical Library: Great Lakes seafaring history and a must-have electronics bible

Your Beauty of Sail: Readers’ photos 

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

On the Cover 

The new Excess 14 scoots along off Florida. Check out Boat Test to read why this cruising catamaran has monohull sailors singing its praises.