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Splashes
2018 June 28 - 12:00 am
In October 2015, the Nathanael Herreshoff-designed New York 40 Marilee was brought to the custom boatyard French and Webb in Belfast, Maine, for what was supposed to be a minor rebuild. It was discove
Table of Contents
2018 June 1 - 12:00 am
Features  Going old school The Golden Globe skippers are circumnavigating just as Robin Knox-Johnston did 50 years ago How to be a better sailorYou know how to sail, here’s how to 
Features
2018 June 1 - 12:00 am

The best thing about sailing is that there’s always more to be learned. Here are some ideas to start you on your way.

Take a classLenny Shabes photo If you already sail, you might think that your ship has sailed as far as classes go. But learn-to-sail classes are just the tip of the iceberg. Most sailing schools
Table of Contents
2018 May 1 - 12:00 am
Features  Descent into madness Donald Crowhurst’s story is making it to the big screen in The Mercy 6 things every sailor should know Don’t head out to sea without knowing what t
Technique
2018 May 1 - 12:00 am

Preventers can keep accidents from happening, but they should be used with caution

A boom violently crashing across a cockpit can be deadly, toss a crewmember overboard or cause serious damage, so it’s worth making an effort to prevent it from happening whenever possible.&nbs
Features
2018 May 1 - 12:00 am

Don’t head out to sea without knowing what to do when emergencies—both small and large—arise

1 How  your life jacket worksSpinlock created a life jacket with an integrated harness and several other safety functions specifically for sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race, but it is available to
Table of Contents
2018 April 1 - 12:00 am
Features  Society Island escape A stress-free charter in one of the world’s most exotic locations was just the ticket for this happy group Sailing among the ruins A charter throu
Technique
2018 April 1 - 12:00 am

Taking the helm of a charter boat requires different certifications depending on the location and company

Chartering is more popular than ever and charter companies have gotten creative about how to get people on boats easily. Crewed charters have always been offered, but companies now offer middle-of the-road options for sailors who lack the confidence for a full-on bareboat experience. Flotillas organized by schools and charter companies provide the comfort of sailing in a group with help at the ready should it be needed. Some companies, like Cruise Abaco, offer a hybrid solution where a captain sails with the boat during the day then is whisked away in a dinghy once the boat is at anchor for charterers to enjoy the evening.
Features
2018 April 1 - 12:00 am

New boats, new locations and a robust hurricane recovery are keeping charter companies busy

There’s never been a better time to charter, with new bases popping up in both new locations and old favorites. Charter boats, whether monohulls or big cats, are getting more comfortable and easier
Features
2018 January 1 - 12:00 am

Buying a boat for charter offers owners a chance to skip the maintenance and finance their charter vacations

Most sailors aspire to own a brand-new boat, but the rising cost of boat ownership can make that dream seem out of reach. The good news is that the charter business has also ballooned in the last deca
Technique
2017 October 1 - 12:00 am

Coaxing a big cat into a tight space requires a new way of thinking and a bit of practice

Catamarans are by far the favored boat for charterers, and charter fleets, which are full of cruising catamarans with a handful of monohulls reflect that. And it’s easy to see why: Not only is there
Features
2017 October 1 - 12:00 am
From fun dinghies and classic cruisers to novel speedsters and luxurious cats, the class of new boats is exciting. Our editors share the most intriguing new designs coming to boat shows. 
Features
2017 September 14 - 12:00 am
Charter and privately owned boats that had been moored in the hurricane hole at Tortola's Paraquita Bay are stacked on top of each other following the passage of the devastatingly strong Hurricane Ir
Technique
2017 June 1 - 12:00 am

Take a deep-dive into intricate weather routing with onboard computer software

For years sailors were mostly left to call on experience and instinct when it came to routing a passage. Today, onboard computing power relying on copious amounts of data can show sailors any route with any number of variables applied.
Technique
2017 May 24 - 12:00 am
Rig tuning isn’t just about maximizing performance, although that’s a nice benefit to a properly tuned rig. At its most basic level, a tuned rig will make your sails more efficient, prevent damage and help you get more life out of your equipment.
Features
2017 May 1 - 12:00 am

There’s no doubt that ACC boats will set a blistering pace, but without much of the intrigue and tradition of the America’s Cup it remains to be seen if the event will continue to be considered the pinnacle of yachting

There was a time in the America’s Cup when keels were skirted, boats were outed as “dogs” after their first appearance on the racecourse and skippers called fouls on each other during races. In case you’ve buried your head in a Rosenfeld photography book for the last 10 years, those days are long gone. The America’s Cup will never look like that again.
Launchings
2017 March 13 - 12:00 am
The Diam 24 One Design trimaran debuted in the U.S. market in Annapolis in October. Tucked away between larger, somewhat stoic sailboats, the Diam 24od seemed giddy, almost dancing as it tugged at the docklines. The layout is inviting and the boat seems to beckon passersby to step aboard.

Perry on Design

  • This rugged, comfortable cruiser has plenty of performance to make quick passages

  • With a Down East bloodline, this cruiser can also make the most of sunny Caribbean sailing

  • This small, attractive cruiser has plenty of options to suit every need

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