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2022 April 1

Spice up a charter by throwing in some competitive fun

Chartering isn’t always about lolling around at anchor in turquoise splendor. For avid racers, bareboat chartering offers a chance to enjoy competition in new and exciting venues, with fresh opponen
2022 April 1

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FeaturesPassage to Sweden A learn-to-sail offshore charter through the Baltic Sea fulfills a dream Racing the charter way Spice up a charter by throwing in some competitive fun 50 shades
2022 April 1

Tap into charter staff knowledge to turn a good charter into a great one

Charter briefings—those meetings with charter base staff that help familiarize you with the boat and the cruising grounds—can feel like a hurdle that has to be overcome to get underway, but it’s
2022 March 18

Manufacturers share their latest innovations in their lines

We asked manufacturers at the Miami International Boat Show about their companies, their boats and the latest innovations coming down the pike.
2022 March 1

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Features  A rip-roaring good time Racers return to Key West with the rise of the Southernmost Regatta Fitting out Your guide to getting ready for launch day Hunting for sailing gear tre
2022 March 1

Navigate swaps, sales and even the trash to find boat bits to help outfit on a budget

In a single-use society, it can be tough to find products that last forever, especially when you live on the ocean. Salt has its way of creeping into everything, furthering decay as it reclaims the ob
2022 March 1

A return to Key West

Key West racing is back. And this time it’s a little different.Spaceman Spiff, which finished third in the class, cruises downwind.Walter Cooper photoFor 30 years, Key West Race Week was a mecca for
2022 March 1

Get your boat in shape for the sailing season to maximize your time on the water

There is nothing worse than wasting precious time fixing things when you could be sailing. That’s why it makes sense to spend extra time before launch day, or before the best sailing of the year for
2022 March 1

A fresh bottom paint job and a topside touchup will have your boat looking and sailing great

A protected and fair boat bottom looks good, but it’s the performance-related benefits that make a good bottom job worth the work, and the price.The first step in any bottom job is choosing the
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

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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
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

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

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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
2021 October 1

Sailors overcame hurdles J/70 on their way to great racing at the j?70 world championship

The J/70 World Championship fleet sails off Marina de Rey, California.Sharon Green photoWhen California Yacht Club tried, and tried again, to host the J/70 World Championship regatta, members of the M

Perry on Design

  • This sexy looking cruising cat was designed for speed

  • The revival of Beneteau’s First series of racer-cruisers continues with this midsized family boat

  • A wolf in sheep’s clothing, this classic cruiser is deceptively powerful

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