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February 2020


Crazy about the sea

At 77, Jeanne Socrates became the oldest person to solo circumnavigate nonstop

Cruising to the toe of Italy

A shoulder-season cruise of Italy’s southwest coast finds beauty without hassle

It’s all about the fun

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

Boats & Gear 

Technique: How to splice double braid 

Boat Doctor: EPIRBs, PLBs and other emergency notification gear

Gear: Kayaks and paddleboards for sailors

Used Boat Notebook: Corbin 39

Perry: The Catalina 545 and the Wylie 60 offer different takes on big-boat cruising


For Openers

Full and By: Picks for sailboats more award-worthy than a Jeep truck

On the Wind: Nothing says you’re a sailor like a scruffy, well-worn duffel

Splashes: Frosty diehards race Lasers off Newport

Seasonings: Luxury on a plate from a sailing chef de cuisine

Seabag Secrets: Photographer Sharon Green shares her favorite gear 

The Wharf: Brokerage, charters and other sailing-related products and services

On the Cover: Katrinka, the Bill Tripp-designed 49-footer, sails off Antigua during the Classic Yacht Regatta. Cover picture by Billy Black