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Features
2015 June 1 - 12:00 am

Thriving one-design classes have found the right formula to keep sailing flourishing

It’s been a tough decade for sailing. Between 2004 and 2014, one-design class participation declined 12%, and according to US Sailing, this is reflective of the sport as a whole. One-time and would-be sailors are still reeling from the recent recession’s economic aftershocks, and they’re experiencing dwindling amounts of free time while facing an exploding number of options for the limited time that’s left. Longtime sailors have left the sport, youth sailors stop after college and newbies are staying on land.
Splashes
2015 April 15 - 12:00 am
A little snow and ice can't keep sailors from doing what they love. More than 50 people strapped on skis, sleds and skates, grabbed hold of their favorite wind-harnessing device and braved frigid temperatures in a quest to satisfy their need for speed at the World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships in February on a frozen Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. 
Launchings
2015 April 1 - 12:00 am
From the bird's eye view, the Dufour 350 looks like a race boat, with the beam carried far aft. That trickle-down feature from racers to cruisers has been a boon to sailboat designers because it increases the interior volume, allowing for more cruising gear and features inside the boat and more space in the cockpit. Dufour's designer, Felci Yacht Design, made full use of the extra space in the 350, a 34-foot, 9/10th fractionally rigged cruiser. This boat is loaded. 
Launchings
2015 March 1 - 12:00 am
Sweden's Arcona Yachts built its reputation with durable, no-nonsense boats. The Arcona 380 is a 37-foot, nine-tenths fractional rig, bluewater boat designed as a successor to the venerable Arcona 400.
Features
2015 February 3 - 12:00 am

Has the polar vortex frozen your home sailing waters solid? Thaw out your flip-flops and get away to SAILING Magazine’s Top 10 places to go sailing now

Without question, the No. 1 pick for a winter getaway is the BVI. With its rowdy sailing in the Drake Passage to the many anchorages in this Caribbean island chain, the BVI has more to offer cruisers. 
Table of Contents
2015 February 1 - 12:00 am
Features 26 The great escape Thaw out your flip-flops and get away to SAILING Magazine’s top 10 places to go sailing now 35 Force 10 to Antarctica It was all hands on deck for a
SAILING Magazine
2015 January 13 - 12:00 am

Renewal scam reported by some readers

SAILING Magazine subscribers report receiving fake renewal offers and invoices mailed from the state of Oregon and bogus renewal phone calls from New Orleans. These are illegal offers from scamm
Launchings
2014 December 1 - 12:00 am
 It’s a testament to the progressive design of the original J/97 that the new boat, the J/97 Evolution, required only modest design upgrades to make it stylistically competitive with the brand-
Features
2014 November 10 - 12:00 am

What to buy for the sailors on your list

SAILING Magazine's editors have rounded up some of the best gifts for the sailors on your list this year.
Table of Contents
2014 November 1 - 12:00 am
Features  Grand solitude A charter cruise around Brazil’s Ilha Grande is miles away from the bustle of Rio de Janeiro Can’t keep this Jersey girl down After Hur
Launchings
2014 November 1 - 12:00 am
It’s said that the Dutch invented daysailing, and Didden Jachtbouw’s Koopmans 28 SQ daysailer shows that the Dutch still know how to enjoy a day on the water.  A good daysailer need only sa
Table of Contents
2014 October 1 - 12:00 am
 Features  26 If this hull could speak From fame and glory to a life of crime and ruin, the 62-foot steel ketch Askoy II is poised to sail again 32 Boys in the
Photographers
2014 September 1 - 12:00 am
For more than 25 years, Onne has traveled between tropical destinations and icy reaches of the globe in search of breathtaking photo opportunities. He mixes scenes from the nautical world with dramati
Photographers
2014 September 1 - 12:00 am
Alison Langley has earned national recognition for her exquisite nautical photography, capturing the light, beauty and motion of classic yachts around the world. She studied film at New York Universit
Photographers
2014 September 1 - 12:00 am
Marine photographer Walter Cooper was born in Port Huron, Michigan and grew up sailing and boating along Lake Huron. Inspired by his surroundings and his pastimes, Walter's interest in photography be

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