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Westerly Owners Association
Following publication of the September 1999 Used Boat Survey of the Westerly Centaur 26, we received correspondence from Joe Douglas, editor of the American Westerly Owners Association newsletter. To sign up, contact Joe Douglas at PO Box 637, Goodland, FL 34140; 941/642-6526 or email at

We were particularly interested to read in the latest issue that Stephen Roundtree and Kathleen Becker had completed a 32-day passage in a Centaur from Long Island, New York to Sligo, Ireland. We first met Stephen years ago in Newport Harbor, while mucking about with our Danny Greene-designed nesting dinghy. Turned out that Stephen had built the same model. Soon after, Stephen founded the company Nautitools.

Chartracker Updates
Beginning January 15, 2000, Chartracker to the Intracoastal Waterway, Norfolk to Jacksonville, the new piloting guide to the ICW, will be updated on a quarterly basis in January, April, July and October. The up-to-date data may be found on the web site of the publisher, Seaworthy Publications, at the web address below. Those without access to the Internet may send a stamped self-addressed envelope to the publisher and the updates will be mailed to them. Seaworthy Publications, Inc., 507 Sunrise Dr., Port Washington, WI 53074;

Whitby 42/Brewer Association
Owners of Whitby 42 and Brewer 12.8 and 44 ketches have a valuable resource in the Whitby 42/Brewer Sailboat Association. The editor and secretary, Bernard Boykin, publishes a useful newsletter with correspondence from other owners that covers solving problems (such as the 42s need for a larger rudder), cruising, and boats for sale. Cost is $10 per year. Contact Boykin at 1919 Ruxton Rd., Baltimore, MD 21204-3510; 410/828-5690; email and

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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