2020 February 1
British yachtswoman Jeanne Socrates made international headlines when she became the oldest person to sail nonstop around the world, alone and unassisted. The 77-year-old sailed into Victoria, British
2020 February 1

February 2020

Features  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
2020 February 1

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

The enticing part of sailing is that every time you go to sea you learn something new. And because sailors aren’t typically people who like to sit idly by on their vacations, combining the two, by l
2020 February 1

Blending out-of-the-box thinking with custom elements, this daysailer is a super speedster

I’ve known Tom Wylie for a long time. I once owned a boat he designed, a Wylie Wabbit—24 feet of thrills and spills. Tom has always been an original thinker. When just about every designer was doi
2020 February 1

A mid-September cruise along Italy’s southwest coast is an ideal time to find the beauty without the hassle

The first time I watched a promotional video for a cruising sailboat was after I had been cruising for at least 10 years. The film was filled with good weather, sunshine, happy faces, perhaps a brief
2020 February 1

This large family cruiser has all the bells and whistles for Catalina fans

I received a very nice design package from Gerry Douglas, head designer at Catalina Yachts. I think I may have reviewed more Catalina models than any other manufacturer in the many years I have b
2020 January 1

The beautifully designed cruiser can go the distance for a couple or a crowd

Now let’s look at what German Frers does with a very similar design challenge. Sitting side by side at the dock the two boats would be nearly identical except for some subtle styling differences. LO
2020 January 1

This passagemaker is packed with style and comfort for cruising

This month we are going to look at two large cruising boats: the Hylas 60 and the Oyster 565. They share a target market and a general  approach to styling and hull shape. The numbers are so clos
2020 January 1
Dear Boat Doctor, I am struggling with the fuel system on my Hylas 51, which seems to have a lot of small issues that add up to a bigger annoyance. First, I don’t have enough tankage and no good wa
2020 January 1
Among the hundreds of thousands of words I’ve written in pursuit of my calling as an ink-stained wretch, I can’t think of any combination of them that has achieved the status of a deathless phrase
2020 January 1

This latest midsize cruiser from France packs big boat features in an easy-to-handle and stylish package

The drop-down transom reveals a large swim platform with an integral telescoping swim ladder, a dedicated life raft locker, grill and sink. The capricious winds of Chesapeake Bay got the best of
2020 January 1

January 2020

Features  Olaf Harken Beloved by many, he helped shape the sailing industry through perseverance, friendship and, of course, blocks The ultimate wedding presentA young couple in sear
2020 January 1

A properly rigged staysail is a great passagemaking tool

Sail selection is key for offshore sailing. You need a combination that provides speed without overburdening the boat and enough flexibility that you don’t have to make frequent sail changes.A fixed
2020 January 1

Through two restorations, Pearson 36 hull No. 1 keeps finding its way back to sailing families who love the boat and respect its legacy

Sometimes boats and their owners seem meant for each other. And sometimes things align so well that it seems like it must be fate. And everything about Mariah’s story seems fated. Due to a mis
2019 December 1

Catalina Island is a short hop from Southern California, making it the perfect destination for a weekend getaway

We were barely 20 minutes out of the harbor when the engine conked out. It was early in the day and the whisper of wind meant a motorsail to Santa Catalina Island was unavoidable, but the Yanmar would
2019 December 1

The classic Herreshoff-designed S-boat class celebrated its centennial in style

J.H. Peterson photoMembers of the S-boat class don’t consider themselves owners of their boats. They call themselves caretakers of the classic boats that they consider pieces of history. And they ha

Perry on Design

  • After 50 years and hundreds of designs, Bob Perry revisits one of his classics and redesigns it for the modern era

  • With a racer-cruiser pedigree, this performance cruiser will make speedy offshore passages

  • This elegant cruiser is meant for ocean sailing

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