May 2016

2016 May 1



Head of the class

Top sailing instructors share what makes a good teacher and how to get the most from a sailing school experience

Into the wild

Skip Novak has been exploring Tierra del Fuego for 30 years, and a cruise with his Pelagic Expeditions through this unspoiled wilderness makes for an unforgettable sailing experience

Trying it before buying it

The new sharing economy comes to sailing, turning would-be sailors to owners through boat-sharing clubs

Crossing the world’s biggest classroom

Four 20-somethings turn a delivery into a race of a lifetime and a quest to test their sailing mettle

Boats & Gear 


Topside paint

Boat Doctor

Tracking system usage to understand performance

Perry on Design

The MC31, the Marlow-Hunter 47 and the Salona 35 offer speed, comfort or a combination of both

Used Boat Notebook

Westsail 28


Installing an electric head


For Openers

Full and By

Meet the naval officer, skipper and math whiz of SAILING cover fame

On the Wind

Celestial navigation just might come in handy if GPS goes dark


Pointing south to PV

Nautical Library

A fresh take on an around-the-world saga


One small ball bearing, one giant leap for sailing hardware


New boat: Oyster 745

The Wharf

Brokerage, charters and other sailing-related products and services