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2020 June 1

There’s never been a better time to improve your sailing skills in creative new ways

Shorthanded sailing, whether it be racing, daysailing or cruising is a great way to improve your sailing skills.  Sailors know that their sport is uniquely suited to a time of uncertainty, after
2020 May 28

John Kretschmer shares his wealth of knowledge on the logistics of a Caribbean sabbatical so you can do it too

I recall my first Caribbean landfall like it was yesterday. And trust me, it wasn’t yesterday—it was 40 years ago. It was November and we were heading south from Bermuda. After five days we e
2020 May 1

We asked liveaboard cruisers how they left life on land behind and headed to sea for adventure and a change of pace

Most sailors have entertained the idea, even if only in passing, of leaving life on land and setting out to cruise the world on a sturdy sailboat ready for adventure. Although many dream, few actually
2020 May 1

The little stitch-and-glue home-built Frosty won over sailors with its good performance and affordability

Winter weather on Massachusetts’s Cape Cod can force competitive sailors indoors with little to do but wait out the long months until they can sail again. More than 40 years ago, Harwich Harbormaste
2020 April 1

When the Golden Rock Regatta was cancelled, this crew of racers changed plans and switched to charter cruising in the Leeward Islands

Betsy Senescu photo I never intended to pull a bait and switch. When my husband Barry and I invited avid racing friends to join us in the Caribbean, our intent was to compete in the Golden R
2020 April 1

A cruise through Alaska’s Prince William Sound brings sailors into the heart of the splendid wilderness

Dorian goes high to navigate through the ice as Qilak leaves Columbia Bay.Julien Giradot photoLiterary masters including Jack London and John Muir have described the beauty of Alaska with more talent,
2020 April 1

A young couple brought their baby on a charter to the British Virgin Islands, now they return with a rambunctious 7-year-old young sailor

I cried when our son Sam was born and again when he rode his bike without training wheels for the first time. And since I was a skier before I became a sailor, I burst into tears when our cute li
2020 March 1

An illustrated guide to fitting out

 Make the most of the precious sailing season by getting your boat ready to go.  SailsInspect your sails, paying particular attention to high-stress points including the tack, clew and head.
2020 February 1
British yachtswoman Jeanne Socrates made international headlines when she became the oldest person to sail nonstop around the world, alone and unassisted. The 77-year-old sailed into Victoria, British
2020 February 1

Instead of lazing around a pool, sailors are packing their seabags and heading for learn-to-sail vacations in tropical locations

The enticing part of sailing is that every time you go to sea you learn something new. And because sailors aren’t typically people who like to sit idly by on their vacations, combining the two, by l
2020 February 1

A mid-September cruise along Italy’s southwest coast is an ideal time to find the beauty without the hassle

The first time I watched a promotional video for a cruising sailboat was after I had been cruising for at least 10 years. The film was filled with good weather, sunshine, happy faces, perhaps a brief
2020 January 1

Through two restorations, Pearson 36 hull No. 1 keeps finding its way back to sailing families who love the boat and respect its legacy

Sometimes boats and their owners seem meant for each other. And sometimes things align so well that it seems like it must be fate. And everything about Mariah’s story seems fated. Due to a mis
2019 December 1

Catalina Island is a short hop from Southern California, making it the perfect destination for a weekend getaway

We were barely 20 minutes out of the harbor when the engine conked out. It was early in the day and the whisper of wind meant a motorsail to Santa Catalina Island was unavoidable, but the Yanmar would
2019 December 1

The classic Herreshoff-designed S-boat class celebrated its centennial in style

J.H. Peterson photoMembers of the S-boat class don’t consider themselves owners of their boats. They call themselves caretakers of the classic boats that they consider pieces of history. And they ha
2019 November 1

SAILING’s editors share their picks for holiday gift giving

Light, handy and stylish, this folding electric bicycle comes packed with features to make any cruiser happy. A removable, lockable battery, LED display, front and rear disc brakes and 30-mile battery
2019 November 1

SAILING Magazine’s contributing photographers share their favorite images and what makes them so special

 The 65-foot Icelandic ketch Arktika heads up the Johan Petersen fjord on the southeast coast of Greenland. “I had chartered Arktika for a seven-day photographic workshop with six shooters
2019 October 1

A family soaks in the food, sun and perfect sailing on a charter cruise to the lesser-traveled Greek islands of the Ionian Sea

Let’s meet in Greece.” That’s how our latest sailing adventure began during a family holiday dinner conversation. My wife Christine and I, 30-something son Zack from San Francisco and 20-someth
2019 October 1

This young Aussie couple is funding living aboard and sailing the world through crowdfunded videos

Most famous sailors have a laundry list of accomplishments and a room full of trophies. Elayna Carausa, 26, and Riley Whitelum, 35, have none of that. What they do have is the largest following of any
2019 October 1

From a cruising cat that can fly on foils to a sailing dinghy that packs into a duffel bag, this year’s class of new boats debuting at boat shows has something for every kind of sailor

Sun Fast 3300The Jeanneau racing pedigree just got a new boost with the launch of this new offshore racer designed by the same folks that brought speed to the America’s Cup and maxi racing. LOA 33
2019 September 1

Bringing your pets aboard may have its challenges, but a little planning can make for happy times cruising with your four-legged friends

The cruising life is often difficult enough, with confined space and endless maintenance. Throw an animal into the mix aboard a sailboat, and cruisers are presented with a whole raft of additional cha

Perry on Design

  • This large family cruiser has all the bells and whistles for Catalina fans

  • This handsome design packs all you need for family cruising

  • Blending out-of-the-box thinking with custom elements, this daysailer is a super speedster

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