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April 2023

60Young Salts Cross the Pacific

Throughout my six-month journey through the South Pacific, there was only one thing that remained constant: With each new person aboard the boat came some unpredictable and unique qualities that made the sailing experience that much more special.

66Banderas Bay Regatta XXX

All are welcome at the Regata Internacional Bahía de Banderas. What started out as a regatta for cruisers to race their homes has embraced all types of sailboats, from a beach cat to a cruising cat with a cast of 25 or more, from one-design J/80s and Capri 37s to racer/cruisers with the emphasis on serious racing.

72Raindancer’s Whale Collision

"The second pizza had just come out of the oven and I was dipping a slice into some ranch dressing when it felt like we ran into a concrete wall," Rick wrote. "I heard a loud crashing noise simultaneous with a metal clanking. I heard Alana yell, 'We hit a whale.'

76Piver Tri Circumnavigation

Stephen Wolf called our office a while back and described a sailing adventure in the '70s. The more he told us, the more we wanted to hear. It was a 10-year, 40,000-mile circumnavigation on a 24-foot trimaran with a crew of two that started in Gashouse Cove.

82Tritiea on a Lee Shore

The sun's morning light was slowly making its way into the anchorage of McGregor Landing on the island of Maui as I stood in the cockpit of my 1965 Pearson Alberg 30 sloop, Triteia.

86Max Ebb: It’s the Hormones, Stupid

The parts were all there: mast, rudder, centerboard, a very moldy bag containing a soiled but still crinkly Dacron jib, and an equally serviceable mainsail wrapped around the boom. There were some serious stains on the hull, but with a little scrubbing, I imagined the boat could be brought back to life in fine form.

102Changes in Latitudes

With reports this month on Silver Lining's clever methodology for identifying and fixing problems; Aximuth's passage through Panama and baptism into caribbean cruising;OutRun's ideas for how to integrate working remotely into the cruising lifestyle; Magnum's return to cruising after a long hiatus; a few more updates from 2022 contributors in our annual Where Are They Now? feature --and a forepeak full of Cruise Notes!

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