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2021 March 1

March 2021

Features  Secrets of the San Juans The San Juan Islands are a treasure trove of unspoiled beauty good enough to make sailors want to keep some secrets The danger of deferred maintena
2021 March 1

Fixing little problems at fitting out time can prevent dangerous and expensive issue laters

Yacht surveyors have an interesting perspective on boat maintenance. They see what happens when a boat isn’t given the care it needs often leading to damage that requires expensive repair  and
2021 February 9

In the most extreme Cup ever sailed, a promising American challenge flops as a small fleet pushes the limits of technology

It was a scene that looked more like a futuristic movie than one from a sailing racecourse. Patriot, the New York Yacht Club’s AC75 challenging for the America’s Cup, bucked out of Auckland’s Ha
2021 January 1

Fresh out of college, a young couple found the boat they didn’t know they were looking for and set about on a major refit

When my husband Chris and I found Avocet, a 1979 Cheoy Lee 41, she was a sturdy, well-loved boat in need of the kind of care any nearly 40-year-old boat would require. Truth be told, it was not love a
2021 January 1

At first this liveboard couple feared the isolation of a pandemic lockdown, and then they embraced a new way of life and found the cruising lifestyle they dreamed of

Hundreds of miles from anything resembling a western city, in the lagoon of an uninhabited atoll in the South Pacific, our floating home, Agape, sat quietly in crystal clear turquoise water. As the re
2021 January 1

The monohull rules don’t necessarily apply to multihulls, so understand the difference before you set sail

There was a time when multihulls were enough of an oddity that they’d routinely turn some heads as they entered the harbor. Sailors have now embraced the many benefits of multihulls, and more and mo
2020 December 28

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Features  Keeping a legend sailing Two fathers and sons take on a pair of refits to bring new life to an 85-year-old classic Paradise bound, sanctuary found A liveaboard couple finds sol
2020 December 5

In the dark of the night in the far south Atlantic, Jean Le Cam, right, rescued fellow solo skipper, Kevin Escoffier, left, after his boat broke in two and sank in the Vendée Globe Race

"I need assistance. I am sinking. This is not a joke. MAYDAY.”That was the last message Kevin Escoffier was able to send from his foiling IMOCA 60 PRB before it sank in the  South Atlant
2020 December 1

Just 16 miles from San Diego, Mexico’s Coronado Islands are a perfect spot for a staycation cruise

Exotic destinations will always have their allure, but 2020 has been the year of the staycation. For landlubbers, it meant camping in the backyard, but for sailors it became the perfect excuse to beco
2020 November 1

November December 2020

Features  Fun for a good cause  Narragansett Bay fills with sailors in the Sail for Hope race  Wizards of wood Van Dam Custom Yachts launches its latest creation, the 44-f
2020 November 1

Night vision devices can be an important tool in safe sailing in the dark

Although night-vision technology has been available to sailors for many years, most people find their first purchase a bit daunting. And for good reason: there’s a great deal to know and understand.
2020 November 1

Experts in cold-molded boatbuilding, Van Dam Custom Yachts launches its latest creation, the 44-foot Italmas on Michigan’s Lake Charlevoix

On a perfect summer day, the 44-foot Italmas sailed across Northern Michigan’s Lake Charlevoix with a bone in her teeth. At first glance, she might be mistaken for a classic from another century wit
2020 November 1

SAILING’s editors share their picks for holiday gift giving

Every sailors needs a great knife. Both of these feature a blunt tip, one-handed opening, and steel that will stand the test of time. Spyderco’s Atlantic Salt Green with integrated shackle key,
2020 October 1

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Features  Farewell to brothers of the sea John Kretschmer shares memories of Larry Pardey and Marvin Creamer  New Boat Showcase Canceled boat shows aren’t keeping manufacture
2020 October 1

John Kretschmer shares memories of Larry Pardey and Marvin Creamer, two sailors who helped shape him and led the way to his life under sail

People who inspire us are those who find a way to launch dreams, to launch voyages, to sidestep conventional wisdom and sober, well-intentioned advice, and lead lives that are truly their own. They us
2020 October 1

Modern marine paints don’t take well to buffing, but polishing with a ceramic coating can bring new life to old paint jobs

Marine paint has come a long way. Modern paints are amazing, they are shiny and colorful, abrasive resistant and survive many years under the punishing rays of the sun. They stand up well, but over ti
2020 October 1

Canceled boat shows aren’t keeping manufacturers from launching a fleet of fast, fun and exciting new boats

 Leopard 42Designers Robertson and Caine blended the modern appearance of the company’s award-winning Leopard 50 with the styling of its Leopard 53 Powercat to create an ocean-going yacht that
2020 September 1

Chartering has changed in the time of Covid-19, but there are plenty of ways to stay safe onboard

Like everything else, chartering has changed in the pandemic. Charter companies have adapted to help keep customers and staff safe, but more importantly they have found ways to help sailors feel comfo
2020 September 1

September 2020

Features  Searching for Ms. Right Patience and perseverance pays off for a young couple on a quest for the perfect boat Hidden Gems An off-the-beaten-path charter cruise through the

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