Traditionally, circumnavigation implied going round the 'Horn'. These days, a
lot of people use the Panama Canal, saving time, staying warmer and avoiding the
dangers inherent in the traditional route. We consider that any route that takes
you round the world is a circumnavigation.
In The Great Adventure we catch up
with Australian couple Peter and Maureen Pope, aboard the S/Y 'Mahe', five years
into their circumnavigation of a lifetime.
In Spirits Of The Millennium,
we follow the crew on board the S/Y 'Spirit Of Minerva', one of four identical
yachts racing round the world in the Millennium Round The World Race. As they
reach the end of the race we are gratified to find we have picked the winning
boat as the focus for our attentions...
about the part of sailing which is not out at sea - you tell us about the places
you have visited and the fact that you sailed to get there means that the rest
of us might be able to get there in the same way - or avoid the place if your
experiences warn us off...
In Cruising Europe the Watts family, from the
States, tell us about parts of a visit to Europe to see some of the
history and culture of another continent.
In Bolts From The
Blue John and Jenny Bolt take us, in 'Turn Left At The Dolphin', up
the southeastern coast of England from Chichester to the Norfolk Broads, over to
France for a feast and back to Chichester, stopping at all kinds of places on
PORTRAIT OF A
SAILOR is about sailors as people. Their exploits, their ideas, their
characters. Anything and everything you want to tell us! Famous, infamous or
heretofore unknown, we're interested in them all, including you if you've a mind
to create a self-portrait.
In A Star Class
Swede we briefly meet Dag Blidback, Swedish veteran Olympic sailor,
whose triumphs and tragedies are also featured in other parts of the magazine.
Just A Clever Face we hear the extraordinary story of how Trevor Keith
Lawrence, computer programmer, was inspired by a book to take up sailing,
re-build a boat and cross an ocean single-handed...
where we can enjoy each other's sailing stories - that idyllic weekend,
something that happened during an ocean passage or on a holiday sail around
your local coastline.
In 'Tales from The Atlantic'
there's something a bit fishy going on. Our Steel Boat page editor, Chris Price,
resting in Horta, on the island of Faial in the Azores after a 6000 mile solo voyage from Cape Town in South Africa,
was kind enough to produce 'Flying Fish' a very interesting account of one aspect of the
journey that clearly preoccupied him more than a little.
In The Boatman we are fortunate in having
had a highly amusing author
provide us with the first of two stories for this page and we hope you'll send us
stories of boatmen from around the world too. We are
pleased to present a piece by British artist, musician and author Miles McGrevy, entitled
'Don't Drink The Water'...
VOYAGERS is about
lengthy passages afar, as opposed to short cruises on home territory or
sightseeing trips where the boat is left moored while the crew explore inland
In A Breath Of Fresh
Air we follow the progress of a British crew aboard a steel cutter,
leaving Trinidad in early 1999, as they crossed the Caribbean, made their
way through the Panama Canal into the Pacific and sailed across that vast
expanse of blue water, stopping here and there. In this issue we bring you the
first part of the story.
In 'Mahe's Atlantic
Crossing, Maureen Pope, star of The Great Adventure pages of Sailors,
describes the November/December 1998 voyage across the 'Pond' from the Canary
Islands to Barbados...