2022 November 1

Whether chartering a boat or signing on for a bunk, there are options for crossing the Sydney Hobart race off your bucket list

Bucket list sailing adventures often conjure up images of sun-drenched anchorages, while others call to mind the terror of monster waves and passages under storm sails. Such is the mystique of the 76-
2022 November 1

Heating Quetzal for high-latitude sailing is a complicated project with a big payoff

Many sailors dream of sailing in the islands with sandy beaches and warm trade winds, but some of the most exciting and rewarding sailing is found in colder climates. Sailing was never meant to be com
2022 November 1
Dear Boat Doctor, My VHF radio is not working very well. I seem to receive OK, but my friends struggle to hear me when I transmit. I want to replace the radio, but I want to make sure the new one wor
2022 November 1

A room with a view is found in this offshore cruiser with a spacious deck saloon

I live in the Pacific Northwest where we get more than our fair share of rain. I understand the appeal of a raised-saloon boat. Drop the hook in a remote harbor and sit inside dry, warm and comfy
2022 November 1

This midsize cruiser has options to suit all kinds of sailors

I have a soft spot for Dufour boats. I once sailed the Chicago-Mackinac Race in a Dufour Arpege 30. We were the slowest rated boat in the race and we lived up to our rating. I remember the heat a
2022 November 1

The perfect something for all the sailors on your holiday gift giving list

Sailing scheduler Harken’s Ultimate Sailing calendar features some of the best sailing photography of the year taken by Sharon Green, Gilles Martin-Raget, Jesús Renedo and other legendary sai
2022 November 1

Table of Contents

Features  Hop aboard for Hobart How to cross the SydneyHobart race off your bucket list Embracing the voie d’eau A family’s passage through France’scanals is a journey to sailing advent
2022 October 1

It doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult to get out on the race course

Almost every local weeknight racing series has a cruising division filled with sailors looking for an excuse to get out on the water and away from life’s demands. The idea of racing might seem daunt
2022 October 1

Every summer schooners gather off the coast of Maine where sailors raise gaff topsails and fishermans and race a series of classic regattas that keeps maritime history alive

Schooners are like teachers, they never tell you all their secrets at once,” said Steve Frary, owner and skipper of the 63-foot schooner Narwhal.  “They want you to keep asking questions and
2022 October 1

This stylish new Beneteau can be racy or cruisy

I think it’s fair to call the Beneteau First series the Beneteau “premier” line. These boats have a very good reputation for speed on the race course and the durability required to be raced
2022 October 1

Elegant and fast, this new Nautor design pulls out all the stops for great cruising

Oh boy! I’ve been looking forward to reviewing this new Swan 55. Why? German Frers is my favorite designer. He has an eye for subtle beauty, never “over designing” and he sure knows how to desig
2022 October 1
Kudos to the crew. They were stellar in this year’s Chicago Mackinac Race. In fact, they were stellar before the race started.  They managed to be alert and engaged as I delivered a homily th
2022 October 1

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Features Hoist the gollywobbler Schooners gather off the Maine coast to keep maritime history alive New boat showcase An exciting new lineup of new boats for2023 makes sailing faster and&
2022 September 29

The exciting group of new boats for 2023 has something for everyone. From luxury performance cruisers to zippy midsize racer-cruisers, boat design is evolving to make sailing faster and more comfortable.

J/45 This American girl has style. The latest cruiser from the company that redefined American yacht design blends performance with classic good looks. With a SA/D of 25.85, it has the horsepower
2022 September 1
How do I fix my hot water system? Dear Boat Doctor, I am having a problem with the hot water system on my boat. I can make hot water when the engine is running, but it doesn’t work at the dock. Ca
2022 September 1
Dear Boat Doctor, I am having a problem with the hot water system on my boat. I can make hot water when the engine is running, but it doesn’t work at the dock. Can you give me some ideas on how to

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  • This midsize cruiser has options to suit all kinds of sailors

  • A room with a view is found in this offshore cruiser with a spacious deck saloon

  • Elegant and fast, this new Nautor design pulls out all the stops for great cruising

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