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April/May 2024

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Sailor’s delight

A return trip to the British Virgin Islands designed to maximizing sailing miles is a panacea for a group of northern sailors

Escape from the madding crowd

Boisterous wind and secluded anchorages bring this charter crew back to Antigua

No passport required

The U.S. Virgin Islands tempts American  charter sailors with its pristine waters

Boats & Gear 

Gear: Sails for non-racers

Boat Doctor: How to replace leaky hatches

Technique: Shorthanded sailing

Used Boat Notebook: O’Day 34

Perry on Design: Full Circle 30 and Tanton 309

Boat Test: Beneteau First 36


For Openers

Full and By:The best thing about the new BVIsis what’s old—the wind and sea

On the Wind: The sea change that’s happening mightnot be the big shift escapists think it is

Splashes: The Ocean Globe race reaches Cape Horn

Nautical Library: Delivering hope, the sailor’s way

Charter News

Your Beauty of Sail: Readers’ photos 

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

On the Cover: The J/70 class flies across Biscayne Bay during the Bacardi Winter Series regatta 

in January. Cover picture by Hannah Lee Noll/Bacardi Winter Series