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From SAIL's Readers: SAIL Spotlight Photographs 2016

Here are pictures from our readers, previously published in SAIL, from their cruising adventures.

 June 2016

Here is the 60ft schooner Statia sailing off the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada. —Ken Pfister

Here is the 60ft schooner Statia sailing off the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada. —Ken Pfister

This was taken during a “rough sail” from Tortola to Anegada in the BVIs aboard our Bavaria 50, Moby. —Pete & Lyn Pierce

This was taken during a “rough sail” from Tortola to Anegada in the BVIs aboard our Bavaria 50, Moby. —Pete & Lyn Pierce

Here’s a shot of a sunrise over Seal Bay, in Vinalhaven, Maine. I took the picture during a September cruise from Mount Desert Island to Portland and back aboard my Pearson 34, Slap Shot. —Dave Short

Here’s a shot of a sunrise over Seal Bay, in Vinalhaven, Maine. I took the picture during a September cruise from Mount Desert Island to Portland and back aboard my Pearson 34, Slap Shot. —Dave Short

May 2016

This picture was taken at Steppingstone Marina in Kings Point, New York, where I have worked as a launch operator for the past three summers.—Josh Rieders

This picture was taken at Steppingstone Marina in Kings Point, New York, where I have worked as a launch operator for the past three summers.—Josh Rieders

This photo shows some of the 20-plus boats on our club’s annual cruise in 2015, heading towards Boston, Massachusetts from World’s End island..—Susan Theuns

This photo shows some of the 20-plus boats on our club’s annual cruise in 2015, heading towards Boston, Massachusetts from World’s End island..—Susan Theuns

 I took this shot from the Dinner Key Mooring Field in Coconut Grove, Florida. —James Noland

I took this shot from the Dinner Key Mooring Field in Coconut Grove, Florida. —James Noland

April 2016

 I have been a fan of SAIL magazine for more than 15 years here in Japan. This photo is my favorite sailing memory, a quiet morning at anchor. —Kosei Matsushita

I have been a fan of SAIL magazine for more than 15 years here in Japan. This photo is my favorite sailing memory, a quiet morning at anchor. —Kosei Matsushita

 Last August, I sailed on a full-scale replica of the USS Niagara from Monroe, Michigan, to The National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio. The brig Niagara was used by Commodore Perry during the War of 1812 to defeat the British fleet in the islands of western Lake Erie. This picture shows Toledo Harbor Light off the stern as we sailed up the channel. —Paul Smith

Last August, I sailed on a full-scale replica of the USS Niagara from Monroe, Michigan, to The National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio. The brig Niagara was used by Commodore Perry during the War of 1812 to defeat the British fleet in the islands of western Lake Erie. This picture shows Toledo Harbor Light off the stern as we sailed up the channel. —Paul Smith

March 2016

 I photographed our exit from the Gatun Locks in the Panama Canal. And we thought our 52ft cutter was big —John Calvano

I photographed our exit from the Gatun Locks in the Panama Canal. And we thought our 52ft cutter was big —John Calvano

February 2016

 This is the scene we were treated to after having gone through Hell’s Gate on the East River from Long Island en route to Chesapeake Bay. —Chris James

This is the scene we were treated to after having gone through Hell’s Gate on the East River from Long Island en route to Chesapeake Bay. —Chris James

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 I took this picture on a trip to Chile this year. My wife and I were staying in Frutillar, on the western shore of Lago Llanquihue. Orsono volcano made the perfect backdrop for this lucky sailor. When we’re not traveling we keep our boat on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. —Tom Lawler

I took this picture on a trip to Chile this year. My wife and I were staying in Frutillar, on the western shore of Lago Llanquihue. Orsono volcano made the perfect backdrop for this lucky sailor. When we’re not traveling we keep our boat on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. —Tom Lawler

 I took this shot after coming ashore in Poets Cove on South Pender Island in British Columbia. —David Birken

I took this shot after coming ashore in Poets Cove on South Pender Island in British Columbia. —David Birken

 I shot this as I looked astern toward a beautiful August sunset as we entered Buffalo’s Inner Harbor after a relaxing evening sail. —John Fisher

I shot this as I looked astern toward a beautiful August sunset as we entered Buffalo’s Inner Harbor after a relaxing evening sail. —John Fisher

 Here’s a picture just before a recent storm at Steamboat Landing Marina on the Columbia River in Washington. —Todd Benson

Here’s a picture just before a recent storm at Steamboat Landing Marina on the Columbia River in Washington. —Todd Benson

January 2016

 Here is a shot from the deck of my boat Intuition taken during a sunset sail on San Diego bay the other night. —Douglas Carrell, San Diego, CA

Here is a shot from the deck of my boat Intuition taken during a sunset sail on San Diego bay the other night. —Douglas Carrell, San Diego, CA

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