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Power chartering in the Bahamas, page 24
S
ome fifty years ago, as a young lad, I was
introduced to rowing, sailing, outboard motors,
COnTenTS
and progressively larger boats. At age 16, I hung
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up my golf clubs and devoted my summertime
attentions to water activities, from water skiing to 2 Factory Approved
sailboat racing.
The benefits of purchasing a Factory Approved boat.
After many years of editing Sailing World and Cruising
7 Yachtworld.com
World magazines in Newport, Rhode Island, I’m now
As some currencies get cheaper, do boats do the same?
very pleased to join the YachtWorld.com Magazine and
website team – and continue to focus steady attention on
9 What’s On: March and April Boat Shows
all of my favourite water-based pastimes.
Featuring shows in Dubai, HISWA, Madrid, Abu Dhabi,
Yokohama, Kuwait, Santa, Split, Antibes, Moscow.
The crew that’s responsible for this magazine’s
content – Clare Willison and Sue Milne – met with me 18 The Superyacht Cup, Antigua 2008
in February at the boat show in Miami, and we plotted a
Timoneer takes the victory.
course to add more international flavour to a story mix
24 First Footprints
that already looks broadly at buying, selling, managing,
Explore the Abacos Islands in the north Bahamas.
and enjoying yacht ownership. We encountered difficult
working conditions, usually at a noisy sidewalk dinner
30 In the Comfort Zone
table, and I find evidence on my notebook pages of conch
Profile of Comfort Marine.
chowder and chardonnay, but I’m confident that our plan
33 Row, row, row your boat
has been worth the effort. (And if a temperate climate
An extract from Sally Kettle’s record-breaking Atlantic
would suit both your dinner and boat-shopping plans in crossing.
February 2010, I recommend that you put Miami Beach
40 Paint It: breathe new life into your boat
on your calendar now.)
International Paints offer advice.
As of press time, I’ve been on the job for an entire
week, so my participation hasn’t been substantive yet, but
45 Mike Harker: Help I’m Sinking
on behalf of Clare and Sue, I welcome your comments
The penultimate leg of Mike’s circumnavigation.
and suggestions this month and in the future.
49 DeAleR & BROkeRAge YACHTS

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