2020 September 1

Chartering has changed in the time of Covid-19, but there are plenty of ways to stay safe onboard

Like everything else, chartering has changed in the pandemic. Charter companies have adapted to help keep customers and staff safe, but more importantly they have found ways to help sailors feel comfo
2020 September 1

September 2020

Features  Searching for Ms. Right Patience and perseverance pays off for a young couple on a quest for the perfect boat Hidden Gems An off-the-beaten-path charter cruise through the
2020 September 1

Patience and perseverance pays off for a young couple’s quest for the perfect boat

My wife Vivian and I spent years looking for a sailboat to call home. Nomads by nature, twice selling or giving away nearly all of our possessions to go on extended adventures the thought of buying a
2020 September 1

This new cruiser has a large array of options sure to please every sailor

Here’s a new Beneteau Oceanis model that ticks all the boxes. About the only thing I can see that’s not offered is a hard dodger and that would be hard to work in with this deck plan. The thing th
2020 September 1

The fresh thinking behind this cruising cat results in a good looking speedster

This new catamaran was designed by VPLP with an interior design from Patrick Le Quement. Like almost all cruising cats the profile is a bit brutal and this is a function of pulling all the beam—21 f
2020 September 1

A cruising couple fall in love with a classic yawl on a charter off the Maine coast

Like most sailors, my husband George and I dream of owning a vintage sailboat with classic lines. Being landlocked in Colorado, we sit around on cold winter nights and scratch out numbers on scraps of
2020 September 1

No need to look farther than your own back yard

How do you scratch the adventure sailing itch when air travel is challenging and a worldwide pandemic restricts entry to some countries? To paraphrase Dorothy Gale, you don’t need to look any farthe
2020 September 1
Dear Boat Doctor, I have had a few close calls with accidental jibes, and I now typically use a preventer when sailing downwind. I just use a spare line and tie the boom down the to rail at the point
2020 August 1

Brion Toss 1951-2020

The news arrived from his family as softly as mist on a cool Northwest morning. “Last night as Venus departed from its intimate planetary visit, our beloved Brion Toss, surrounded by his loving fami
2020 August 1

This new daysailer has performance for all ages

If my buddy calls and invited me for a sail aboard his new daysailer I think I have a pretty good idea what to expect and how to prepare for the day. I’d bring some bottled water, sunscreen, a sandw
2020 August 1

With elan and speed, this luxury daysailer will turn heads

We have two high-performance daysailers to review this month. Both boats are promoted as daysailers, which begs the question: “Exactly what is a daysailer?” Is it a boat you sail during the day? A
2020 August 1

Navigate the complicated waters of insuring your boat amidst hurricanes, fire and other damage

When a big storm pounds across a boat-packed harbor, some sailors shrug off the prospect of serious damage or total loss with words like, “Hey, no worries. My boat is insured.” While that may be
2020 July 1
Dear Boat Doctor, I recently replaced the original standing rigging on my 1968 Islander 34. I wanted to make sure everything was correct, so I confirmed the wire sizes with my own righting moment cal
2020 July 1
Memories of post-race parties run together, but one stands out, not just for the fun being had (fun was definitely had) but for the shocking dockside news that awaited the unknowing fleet. After thre
2020 July 1

July/August 2020

FeaturesLittle Boat, Big AdventureA solo sailor cruises his Hobie 16 through the Gulf of Mexico The Cactus Club For more than 60 years, the Arizona Yacht Club has been racing in the desert
2020 July 1

For more than 60 years, an avid group of sailors from the Arizona Yacht Club has been sailing in the Sonoran Desert

Onne van der Wal photoWhen Bob Naylor visited a yacht club on the East Coast and presented his yacht club card that features a cactus on its burgee he was met with a quizzical look. “Is this real?��
2020 June 1

Become a docking master by understanding the mechanics at work in getting a boat in a slip

Even the most competent sailor may bristle at pulling into a tight slip with a strong cross breeze. But understanding the mechanics at play in docking a boat make smooth landings far easier.Sailboats

Perry on Design

  • This new cruiser has a large array of options sure to please every sailor

  • The fresh thinking behind this cruising cat results in a good looking speedster

  • This new daysailer has performance for all ages

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