SurroundView

A Look at New Electronic Gear for 2022

Electronics Editor David Schmidt takes a look at some exciting new gear, including evolutionary Garmin handheld GPS units, Furuno Radar, and emergency equipment advancements from Sirius Signal.

marina

How Smart Is Your Boat?

The combination of modern communications, digital-switching hardware and app-styled software lets owners monitor and control onboard systems at sea or from home.

Baffin Bay

The Crux of the Matter

After completing a circumnavigation of Antarctica via the Southern Ocean, an intrepid West Coast adventurer sails north, bound for the Northwest Passage and the long way home.

David Blake Fischer

Fresh Starts

“Don’t be fooled by my Sperry’s, my JFK-style sunglasses or my well-kept pocket cruiser. Just watch me tack, and you’ll see what I really am: a novice, an amateur or, as my 7-year-old son says, a total noob.”

Sailboats

David Blake Fischer

Fresh Starts

“Don’t be fooled by my Sperry’s, my JFK-style sunglasses or my well-kept pocket cruiser. Just watch me tack, and you’ll see what I really am: a novice, an amateur or, as my 7-year-old son says, a total noob.”

Hylas H57

Boat of the Year 2022

During and in the four days immediately following the US Sailboat show in Annapolis, Maryland, the Cruising World judges inspected and sailed on 27 boats vying for recognition.

Imtra thrusters

Smoother Sailing with Imtra

Our editors have teamed up with the experts at Imtra to bring you advice on how to maintain and improve your boat’s systems so that you can get the most from your hours spent out on the water.

Destinations

Caribbean Cruising, 2022 Style

The islands await sailors fleeing winter, but be sure to pack flexibility, realistic expectations and an open schedule as you put together your plans.

San Juan Islands

San Juan Islands Sojourn

A family takes in the cedar trees, sea lions and fluky winds on a charter vacation in the Pacific Northwest.

Bali Catspace

10 Popular Charter Sailboats

A look at 10 popular charter boats, both monohulls and catamarans, illustrates the many features available to sailors on a holiday.

How-To

Swimming with shark

Swimming with Sharks

There are safe and smart ways to enjoy observing and interacting with these often-feared and often-misunderstood creatures.

Videos

Gear

marina

How Smart Is Your Boat?

The combination of modern communications, digital-switching hardware and app-styled software lets owners monitor and control onboard systems at sea or from home.

People

Baffin Bay

The Crux of the Matter

After completing a circumnavigation of Antarctica via the Southern Ocean, an intrepid West Coast adventurer sails north, bound for the Northwest Passage and the long way home.

David Blake Fischer

Fresh Starts

“Don’t be fooled by my Sperry’s, my JFK-style sunglasses or my well-kept pocket cruiser. Just watch me tack, and you’ll see what I really am: a novice, an amateur or, as my 7-year-old son says, a total noob.”