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  • With its alluring blend of wilderness, history, isles, lakes and ports, Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence is a captivating cruising ground.

    An experienced sailing couple spend a summer exploring eastern Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence and Bras d'Or Lake.
  • With weather and currents against him Webb Chiles has one of his slowest passages to date.

    Experienced small-boat sailor Webb Chiles learns patience when taking his Moore 24 around South Africa.
  • A veteran voyager shares route information and tips for sailing across the Pacific Ocean.

    Route planning, expected weather patterns, tips and resources for planning a sail across the Pacific Ocean.
  • Longtime marine artist and International Yacht Restoration School co-founder honored at dedication ceremony.

    Longtime marine artist and International Yacht Restoration School co-founder John Mecray honored at building dedication ceremony.
  • Bahia de San Lorenzo

    This national park on Samana Bay is off the beaten path and is the perfect place to relax and explore.

    A pair of cruising sailors visit an out of the way park in the Dominican Republic.
  • The crew of DogBark! makes the tough decision to turn around when the ice conditions prevent a transit of the Northwest Passage this season.

    The crew of DogBark! makes the tough decision to turn around when the ice conditions prevent a transit of the Northwest Passage this season.

How To

  • Look no further for an easy and delicious pasta sauce that you can make in the galley.

    A recipe for an easy homemade pasta sauce to make in the galley.
  • Circlip-style retaining rings

    Keeping these cruicial mechanisms in good working order will ensure that your boat's steering works when you need it.

    Keeping shift and throttle cables in good working order will ensure that your boat's steering works when you need it.
  • Extend your South Pacific cruising by hauling out for cyclone season in the islands.

    During several seasons of cruising the South Pacific, these sailors had good luck hauling their sailboat out in Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands.
  • A veteran voyager shares route information and tips for sailing across the Pacific Ocean.

    Route planning, expected weather patterns, tips and resources for planning a sail across the Pacific Ocean.
  • Hurricane Florence

    Five tips from our friends at BoatUS for dealing with a storm-damaged boat.

    Tips from BoatUS for recovering a boat that was damaged in a hurricane.
  • Shrimp pasta

    This pasta dish is easy to make after a day of sailing and will satisfy a hungry crew.

    A lemony garlic shrimp pasta recipe to make in the galley…

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…
  • Fun Rally to Catalina Island

    Small charter companies explain how they've stayed in business for many years.

    Small charter companies explain how they've stayed in business for many years.
  • Maine Cat 38

    The Maine Cat 38 is a speedy cruising catamaran created for sailors who enjoy simple, fun and flat sailing.

    CW reviews the Maine Cat 38 catamaran.
  • 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.
  • A cruising sailor returns to a favorite island in Fiji 25 years later.

    25 years after her first visit, and this time on a chartered boat, a cruising sailor heads back to a remote village in Fiji to reconnect with old friends.

Learn to Sail

  • 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.
  • go sailing

    The American Sailing Association has released a new version of its Go Sailing app, helping connect sailors and get people on the water.

    The American Sailing Association has released a new version of its Go Sailing app, helping connect sailors and get people on the water.

Gear

  • This holiday season, surprise your favorite sailor with a gift they will love while helping to preserve the oceans and waterways for the future.

    Cruising World's list of eco-friendly gifts for sailors for holiday 2018.
  • NMEA's new protocol will improve onboard network connectivity and security.

    NMEA's new protocol, OneNet, will improve onboard network connectivity and security.
  • 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.