CS Owners

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Since we posted a notice in the August 1, 1997 issue announcing the formation of a CS (Canadian Sailcraft) owners group, we were pleased to hear that the association has grown steadily. Recently, Anton J. Imling wrote to advise us of a CSOA Web page at http://www.closereach.com/csoa/cshome.htm

The group had a Cheasapeake Bay rendezvous on June 19-21, 1997 and another in Nova Scotia, on Mahone Bay, August 8-9, 1998. Contact Imling at CSOA, 356 Bedell St., Freeport, NY 11520; 516/546-8636 or e-mail at cssloop@i-200.com

Arpege 30 Owners
Owners of the Dufour Arpege 30 interested in forming an association are invited to contact John Moede, 2148 Roblyn Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.

Cal 35C Owners
Owners of the Cal 35C are invited to correspond with Howard Hansen, PO Box 7892, Santa Rosa, CA 95407-0892.

Antrim 27 Group on Web
Owners of the Antrim 27 should check out Richard Rays website at http://www.A27class.org/

Southern Cross Owners Association
The SCOA has 150 worldwide owners of the Southern Cross 28, 31, 35 and 39. The group publishes a quarterly newsletter and hosts a rendezvous in Newport, Rhode Island each summer. Dues are $25 the first year, $20 thereafter. Contact Debbie and Bill Duggan, 115 Upland Rd., Concord, MA 01742. Home page: http://www.southern-cross.org

Windpilot Distributor
The German-made Windpilot self-steering system is now distributed in the U.S. by Windpilot USA, PO Box 8565, Madeira Beach, FL 33738; 813/319-8017; 813/398-6288 fax. e-mail: http://www.Windpilot.com

Darrell Nicholson, editor of Practical Sailor, grew up boating on Miami’s Biscayne Bay on everything from prams to Morgan ketches. Two years out of Emory University, after a brief stint as a sportswriter, he set out from Miami aboard a 60-year-old wooden William Atkin ketch named Tosca. For 10 years, he and writer-photographer Theresa Gibbons explored the Caribbean, crossed the Pacific, and cruised Southeast Asia aboard Tosca, working along the way as journalists and documenting their adventures for various travel and sailing publications, including Cruising World, Sail, Sailing, Cruising Helmsman, and Sailing World. Upon his return to land life, Darrell became the associate editor, then senior editor at Cruising World magazine, where he worked for five years. Before taking on the editor’s position at Practical Sailor, Darrell was the editor of Offshore magazine, a boating-lifestyle magazine serving the New England area. Darrell has won multiple awards from Boating Writer’s International, including the Monk Farnham award for editorial excellence. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Master license and has worked as a harbor pilot and skippered a variety of commercial charter boats.

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