Cruising Helmsman August 2009

August issue of leading Australian sailing magazine Cruising Helmsman features an action and info-packed lineup of stories.

the way is the sad but heart-warming tale of Ali van Os, the Australian
teenager killed in a freak boating accident in Thailand earlier this
year. In this honest, no-holds-barred story, Ali's mother, Joanne van
Os, writes of their final six-month cruise to SE Asia with Ali and the
events before and after her death.

Also in August, contributors
turn the spotlight on piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Asia, focussing on
recent events there and the risk posed to cruisers by them.

In a
practical vein, Jon Neeves shows you how to save money with a
step-by-step guide to servicing your diesel and Alan Lucas tells you
how to strike that elusive straight waterline. CH editor Caroline
Strainig also investigates the SailTime boat membership program and
reviews the new Hanse 320.

Destination features include Mackay,
the idyllic NSW South Coast town of Bermagui and the US's inland
waterway. The ever-popular Ideas Locker, Skippers' Checklist, Boat
Books Review, Waterfront and My Boat complete the lineup.

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