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The August issue has a free Seawind Catamarans Cruising DVD on the cover, featuring interviews about Crossing the Pacific, Tasman Sea and Bass Strait.

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In a practical vein:

* Narelle Haydok discovers many cruisers are not prepared properly when a boat in an isolated anchorage bursts into flames.

* Jon Neeves checks out the latest in electronics.

* Bruce Pease tells us five easy ways to lose a dinghy and shares the lessons he has learned from his tender moments.

* Sue Stevens delves into the do's and don'ts of one of the hardest aspects of offshore sailing, night watches.

* Bob Ross previews the new big boats making their Sydney International Boat Show debut.

In a destination or feature vein:


* Aussies Jackie Parry and partner Noel head for San Diego in their new dreamboat.

* Amanda Anderson finds the Gulf of Carpentaria has much more to offer than just mud and mangroves.

* Jill Knight calls in at the demanding Duke Islands near Mackay in Queensland.

* Graeme Martin and his crew face one of the scenarios every sailor dreads, losing a mast, offshore, at night.

Plus of course, all the popular regular departments that have helped the magazine become Australia's leading audited sailing magazine.

The August 1010 issue - on sale at newsagencies now.

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