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By Ron Carter, Steve Horn and Mark Lobo

As a tribute to Joe Becker, who put sailing and Catalina yachts on the map in Oklahoma and the lower Midwest, Frank and Jean Butler fly to Tulsa for his 93rd birthday…

By Ralf Luck

Ralph Luck, of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, finds the onshore facilities at Alicante some of the best he's experienced while sailing his Catalina 34 in the Mediterranean…

TheWaters of Tongass National Forest
By Rick Fleischman

Catalina 50 owner Rick Fleischman equips his boat for Alaskan waters

So The Hardest Thing at Ingram Bayou, Alabama
By Dave Bennett

The only bad thing about this place is that eventually you will have to leave.

Spring Metamorphosis
By Joe Revak

What a thrill – a chance to travel with friends, two boats, a motorhome and a truck. Ah, the benefits of owning a trailerable boat...

So What's the Perfect Boat?
By Frank Falcone

A substantial portion of the potential sailboat buying market carries many similarities, but the "perfect boat" revolves around personal interests that can be quite different from buyer to buyer...

Big Changes
By David Rumbaugh

A crew change in the Coronado 15 North American Championship was only the beginning of what awaited me in this year's race...

Twinges of Nostalgia
By Thom Reeves & Doug Smith

The only thing that was better "back then": was that we were younger...

A Sailor's Story
By Paul Amundson and Patrick Ponsonby

Actually, two sailor’s short stories: What Sailing Means to Me, and, A New Life in 100 Cold Miles...

Home is Where the Heart Is
By Hal Smith

Our home is not in Charleston, SC, but it is where Hally-lu-ya!, our Catalina 36, rocks in the water. So, if "home is where the heart is," Charleston is our home after all…

The Thousand Islands Playground
By Jim and Joyce Ebmeyer

The St. Lawrence River is a wonderful place to spend quality time cruising with kids. Although it is a river flowing to the Atlantic Ocean, there is little current as it traverses through the 1000 Islands area.

Marriage Savers
By Kenneth Juul

Kenneth Juul, owner of a Catalina 34, Luna Loca, suggests one of the neatest things to have on your boat to save your marriage. It is completely "hands-free!"

The Siren Song of Spring
By Lynn Thornton-Conner
Catalina 310

This couple discovers the best antidote to dealing with the stress of losing a family member, house fire, job loss and broken bones. Buy a boat!

A Whale of a Story
By Joe Revak, Commodore

You can usually snag something when dropping a fishing line over the side while under sail, but Ruthann and Don have a whale of a story to tell about their recent passage...

More Sailing Adventures?
by Kiersten Vance

Most people don’t know that there are many opportunities to gain more crew experience within your own yacht club. All you have to do is volunteer to crew on other boats with skippers in need of an extra crew for one race.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
by Diane Fowler

A spunky lady and a couple of girlfriends have one last sailing blast on a Catalina 36 before she is prepped for new owners.

A Sailor's Journey
By Wendy LaForge
Catalina 42

Despite a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, Wendy LaForge didn't stop sailing. With Catalina's help, a new Catalina 42 MKII was modified and launched, especially for her.

Desolation Sound in British Columbia
By Ken Fischer
Catalina 42

After spending three weeks sailing from Anacortes, WA to Desolation Sound in British Columbia, it can be hard to learn to walk on land again!

Dateline: Afghanistan
Sailing Memories

By Bob Bennett
Catalina 27 – Dominique

Bob Bennett reflects on his last sail aboard his Catalina 27, Dominique, before being deployed to the Afghanistan desert. Reminiscing on raising a sail helps keep his dream alive so when he again stands on her deck, looking her over, he'll know he's finally home and can begin to make plans for the next sailing season.

A Child’s Point of View
By Jake Begdall
Catalina 250 – Long Wind

We hope you will enjoy Jake Bergdall's log of his most recent summer cruise to Little Traverse Bay, Charlevoix, and Beaver Island. Please let your children read this most informative log so that they to will be encouraged to experience and write about the joys of sailing.

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