2022 January 1
Dear Boat Doctor, I just got my first big boat and I am facing a new problem. My boat has a keel-stepped mast and I am struggling to seal the mast to the deck. The boat came with a rubber strip b
2022 January 1

With a emphasis on performance, this cruising catamaran doesn’t skimp on comfort and styling

I understand that it is difficult to sell boats from two-dimensional working drawings for a new design. Many sailors have trouble reading 2D drawings and need 3D renderings to understand the new
2022 January 1

This cruising catamaran has room for a crowd to sail in comfort

I don’t know if many of you have heard the story of how I got my job as “technical editor” of SAILING but I’ll tell it again. It’s a funny story.It was late in 1974 and SAILING Editor M
2022 January 1

Woman sailors are joining professional men-only racing teams after organizations such SailGP, the Ocean Race and the America’s Cup force the change with new rules

The SailGP women racing as part of the organization’s pathway program get ready to sail in Cádiz, Spain, from left to right, Nina Curtis, Andrea Emone, Liv Mackay, Katja Salskov-Iversen, Hannah Mil
2022 January 1

An elegant and powerful bluewater cruising catamaran with high-tech systems that make it comfortable for doublehanded sailing

When Bob Hayward, a successful American real estate developer, film studio co-founder and farmer, couldn’t find the perfect cruising catamaran, he had one built at Phil Harvey’s South African boat
2022 January 1
Our local fleet champ recently declared that he’s done with sailing. “This is it,” he said. “When this sailboat sells I’m not buying another. Runabouts don’t have runners.” He’s a ter
2022 January 1

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Features  Welcome aboard Women sailors are joining men-only racing teams after organizations make new rules Saved from the scrap heap A J/105 gets retrofitted after a fall from its
2022 January 1

Quetzal’s rig gets a top to bottom refresh in preparation for a some big passages

Quetzal is ready for thousands more miles of ocean passages following a standing rigging refit.Standing rigging is not set it-and-forget-it equipment; it requires maintenance. All that shiny stainless
2022 January 1

After falling off its jackstands, a J/105 gets repaired and retrofitted by a new owner

During a fierce winter storm that plowed across New England in March 2018, the J/105 Eclipse tumbled off its jackstands at the Jubilee Yacht Club in Beverly, Massachusetts. Not unlike Humpty Dumpty’
2021 November 1
German Frers Jr. has designed hundreds of beautiful boats, from production Swans and Hallberg-Rassys to famous maxi racers and superyachts, but it was an unusual design of his father’s and the intri
2021 November 1

This swift family cruiser is handsome and thoughtfully laid out

Holy cow! My editor has given me two new French boats to review this month, the Oceanis 34.1 by Beneteau and the Sun Odyssey 380 by Jeanneau. I had to study these two boats carefully to even tell them
2021 November 1
The fleet of restored wooden Stars head across Michigan’s Gull Lake.Walter Cooper photoA passion for saving classic Star boats from the junk heap turned into a regatta drawing sailors from arou
2021 November 1

This good-looking family cruiser’s deck is laid out for easy sailing

Now let’s see what Marc Lombard, the same designer as the Oceanis 31.4 can do when you give him a very similar design brief and an additional 2 feet 8 inches of additional hull length. Looking at th
2021 November 1

A smooth transition from rope anchor rode to chain is a necessity, and in need of frequent inspection

The best way to attach three-strandline to chain is with a thimble and screw-pin shackle. The shackle provides a large, smooth radius for the rope, as well as providing chafe protection. A shackle can
2021 November 1

Take some motion out of the ocean for a good night’s sleep at anchor

Every time we post a photo of our boat at anchor we immediately get asked “What’s that off of your spinnaker pole?” The answer is simple: it’s insurance that we will get a good night of sleep.
2021 November 1

Table of Contents

Features The 5,600-mile family sabbaticalWhen the pandemic disrupted life, this family of five set sail for adventureGifts for sailorsThe perfect gifts for every type of sailorSailing’s sp

Perry on Design

  • With a emphasis on performance, this cruising catamaran doesn’t skimp on comfort and styling

  • This cruising catamaran has room for a crowd to sail in comfort

  • This good-looking family cruiser’s deck is laid out for easy sailing

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