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How To

  • 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…
  • What worked — and what didn't — for boats stored in the BVI during Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

    A marine surveyor explains the boatyard storage procedures that worked and failed during hurricanes Irma and Maria.
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • 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.

Chartering

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    Crewed sailing vacations in the Caribbean

    Island Windjammers offers crewed sailing vacations in the Caribbean, accommodating 10 to 26 guests.
  • Sailboats
    Encore Yacht Charters will ensure you have the best possible yacht chartering experience.
  • 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.
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    Local boating made easy worldwide

    SailTime is a boat membership program that offers sailors new model boat for the entire season.

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

  • 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.
  • Gill OS3 Coastal jacket

    Younger crewmembers will appreciate gear that will keep them dry and comfortable when out for a sail.

    CW rounds up the latest in foul weather gear, PFDs, sun-protective clothing and sailing shoes for kids.
  • Costa Del Mar

    Heading out on a charter in the tropics? Here are some items for your gear bag.

    Sunglasses, sandals and an insulated bottle to bring on a sailing vacation.