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  • The Discovery 58 comes well stocked with the tools and toys you need to get from here to there.

    A review of the Discovery 58.
  • Strong, smart and substantial, the Hanse 588 is the latest yacht from a German brand that seemingly ups its game with each new model.

    A review of the Hanse 588…
  • Taylor Canfield and Mike Buckley

    Long Beach Yacht Club announces that their all-American entry has been formally accepted as the fifth Challenger for the Auld Mug.

    On December 12, 2018, Stars and Stripes Team USA announced that they are officially a Challenger for the 36th America's Cup.
  • Built in Florida, the new Island Packet 349 takes top honors in Cruising World's Boat of the Year contest.

    The Florida-built Island Packet 349 is named Domestic Boat of the Year…

Destinations

  • Webb Chiles

    Another major ocean current, another nonexistent weather window and another ocean passage — but this one leads home.

    Intrepid sailor Webb Chiles waits for weather in the Florida Keys in order to sail Gannet home to North Carolina, then sets sail in less-than-perfect conditions anyway.
  • Maestro David Pollitt left the concert hall for a life at sea.

    Maestro David Pollitt left the concert hall for a life at sea.
  • A family of four settles in and enjoys an easy crossing from Sitka to Kodiak.

    Days blended into each other for this family of four on a 550-mile passage from Sitka to Kodiak, Alaska.
  • Even for experienced offshore sailors, sometimes the hardest part of the journey is just untying the dock lines.

    Even for experienced offshore sailors, sometimes the hardest part of the journey is just untying the dock lines.
  • A delivery crew brings the fun — and the musical instruments — on an ocean adventure.

    A delivery crew experiences good times and smooth sailing on an Atlantic Ocean crossing.
  • On long passages, having the boat steer itself allows the crew time to focus on other jobs — and to relax.

    Cap'n Fatty discusses the importance of having a windvane or autopilot aboard a cruising boat.

How To

  • CW authors nabbed 11 prizes at the annual Boating Writers International awards.

    Cruising World authors were named in 11 awards including four for First Place at the annual Boating Writers International awards…
  • Swinging in the engine

    Repowering with a Yanmar diesel engine brings new life to a classic C&C 40.

    An older C&C 40 gets a new Yanmar diesel engine…
  • After dropping the hook in all sorts of bottoms, this experienced cruiser explains why sticky mud is his favorite.

    Ben Zartman discusses why mud is the ideal place to set anchor…
  • Herb

    By following the detailed instructions, a team of DIYers was able to install a new Schaefer headsail furler on a classic plastic.

    Some helping hands, a few tools and a few hours were all that was needed to install a new Schaefer headsail furler on a Sabre 34.
  • Banana pancakes

    Need a morale-boosting breakfast for your crew? Try this!

    Even in rough sailing weather this simple pancake recipe, with bananas and chocolate chips, provided a much needed lift of our spirits.
  • Vent filters

    If a stinky holding tank is plaguing your time on the water, try adding a little air.

    Adding a holding tank vent can stop odors before they start.

Chartering

  • Leopard 50

    Cruising World Judges found the Moorings 5000 version of the Leopard 50 to be the best boat for a sailing vacation.

    The Leopard 50/Moorings 5000 is well-suited for chartering…
  • Nomad

    A roundup of gear and electronics to make your charter vacation even more fun.

    CW rounds up the latest electronics to bring on a sailing vacation including night vision, AIS, and Bluetooth speakers.
  • Sunsail

    Round up your crew and charter a boat to compete in the bareboat class of one of the many Caribbean regattas.

    Join in the fun by chartering a sailboat to compete in the bareboat class in an upcoming Caribbean regatta…

Learn to Sail

  • Go sailing anywhere? With this app - you can!

    The Sailing Challenge app is a fun way to brush up on sailing skills and go for a sail anywhere. It's available on mobile devices as well as desktops.
  • Sailing book

    Whether you're new sailing or just want to fill in some information gaps, these books can help.

    CW picks three great books to round out your sailing knowledge.
  • Cockpit coursework

    This weeklong certification cruise through New England showcases the latest in hands-on sail training.

    A weeklong certification cruise to Shelter Island and Martha's Vineyard, including two overnight passages, showcases the latest in hands-on sailing instruction.
  • BWSS's Gib'Sea 43 in the Virgin Islands

    Learn to sail - this winter - in the USVI

    Learn to sail - this winter - in the USVI with Blue Water Sailing School.
  • Whether it’s a fun regatta or a weekend race to benefit a favorite charity, knowing a few basic rules and tactics will help you enjoy sailing against others.

    Whether it’s a fun regatta or a weekend race to benefit a favorite charity, knowing a few basic rules and tactics will help you enjoy sailing against others.
  • There’s no substitute for going for a sail, but there are plenty of tools to help you know what you’re doing when you hoist the main and grab the tiller.

    There’s no substitute for going for a sail, but there are plenty of tools to help you know what you’re doing when you hoist the main and grab the tiller.

Gear

  • A new toy for every boater who wants an eye in the sky

    A new toy for every boater who wants an eye in the sky…
  • Furuno FCV588 RezBoost Fish Finder

    Extend your scope of vision with higher resolution and sharper imagery

    Extend your scope of vision with higher resolution and sharper imagery…
  • CrewWatcher

    Create a virtual safety net with these small beacons

    Create a virtual safety net with these small beacons…
  • A perfect match to give small boats a big advantage

    A perfect match to give small boats a big advantage…
  • Style and function — everything you need from your next smartwatch specifically designed for life on the water

    Style and function — everything you need from your next smartwatch specifically designed for life on the water…
  • Garmin GPSMap 1242 Touch

    When bigger is better, coastal cruisers won’t regret opting for this 12-inch touchscreen chart plotter

    When bigger is better, coastal cruisers won’t regret opting for this 12-inch touchscreen chart plotter…