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2020 March 1

Steering problems are serious but many can be avoided with routine maintenance

Steering problems are almost always serious and can quickly rise to the level of an emergency. But most problems can be avoided with regular inspections and maintenance. Steering systems are extremel
2020 March 1

An illustrated guide to fitting out

 Make the most of the precious sailing season by getting your boat ready to go.  SailsInspect your sails, paying particular attention to high-stress points including the tack, clew and head.
2020 March 1

March 2020

FeaturesConfessions of a serial owner Looking back on a collection of well-loved but not-quite-right boats Sailing into the season An illustrated guide to fitting out Stranger danger Hitching a r
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

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 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
2019 November 1

November December 2019

Features Best photos of the year SAILING Magazine’s photographers share their favorite images Gifts for sailors Make quick work of your shopping list with gifts for all the sailors on y
2019 November 1

SAILING’s editors share their picks for holiday gift giving

Light, handy and stylish, this folding electric bicycle comes packed with features to make any cruiser happy. A removable, lockable battery, LED display, front and rear disc brakes and 30-mile battery
2019 November 1

SAILING Magazine’s contributing photographers share their favorite images and what makes them so special

 The 65-foot Icelandic ketch Arktika heads up the Johan Petersen fjord on the southeast coast of Greenland. “I had chartered Arktika for a seven-day photographic workshop with six shooters
2019 November 1

Having a weather router dedicated to your passage can offer valuable information and peace of mind

Menacing clouds hung low in the sky, and despite it being only 3 p.m., it felt on the verge of nightfall. The radar screen was lit up like a Christmas tree, and we did our best to dodge and weave the
2019 October 1

A family soaks in the food, sun and perfect sailing on a charter cruise to the lesser-traveled Greek islands of the Ionian Sea

Let’s meet in Greece.” That’s how our latest sailing adventure began during a family holiday dinner conversation. My wife Christine and I, 30-something son Zack from San Francisco and 20-someth
2019 October 1

This young Aussie couple is funding living aboard and sailing the world through crowdfunded videos

Most famous sailors have a laundry list of accomplishments and a room full of trophies. Elayna Carausa, 26, and Riley Whitelum, 35, have none of that. What they do have is the largest following of any

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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