Four destination articles highlight this month's issue of Cruising Helmsman.
They are linked by one factor: they all involve the cruisers just taking the plunge and heading off. But the way each do so, in their own unique manner, is what sets the articles apart to provide extra reading interest.
From deciding to become flotilla skippers during a Greek summer, to hopping on a trailerable trimaran and deciding to go to Lord Howe; each story has something to offer with useful information and delightful stories.
On the practical side: It is time to get your RIBs ready. Not on the the barbecue, but off the back of your yacht and into the maintenance mode.
It has been a while for catamaran testing, but this one is worth the wait: Seawind's latest 1190 Sport.
We finish off this month with some interesting history. Plus the usual news, letters and latest products and services.