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  • Hanse 418

    The Hanse 418 displays a fine balance with sharp modern style and spirited sailing performance.

    A boat review of the Hanse 418.
  • Craneway Pavilion

    The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show sets sail April 4 to 9 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California.

    Sailors on the West Coast should head to the Pacific Sail and Power Show, April 4-9, 2019, at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California.
  • The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 319 is a cool entry-level cruiser or ideal for skippers looking to downsize.

    Cruising World Boat of the Year judges test the new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 319.
  • Grand Large

    From stem to stern, the Dufour 360 Grand Large benefits from a well-thought-out design.

    Cruising World Boat of the Year judges test the new Dufour 360 Grand Large.

Destinations

  • A stay in Palau, a tiny island nation in the western Pacific, provided some much needed respite to a pair of weary sailors.
  • Mt. Beattie

    Excitement awaits on a voyage along Tasmania's southern coast.

    A pair of old sailing friends plan an adventure along the southern coast of the Australian island state of Tasmania.
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds

    Fatty and Carolyn are once again enchanted by one of their favorite cruising grounds, New Zealand.

    Fatty and Carolyn Goodlander land in New Zealand after crossing the Pacific, and once again are smitten with its charms.
  • Croker Island

    A Great Lakes cruising ground turns out to be the perfect float plan for a couple of grandparents-to-be.

    Author Fred Bagley and his wife discover that revisiting Lake Huron’s northern shores proves to be the perfect float plan for a couple of grandparents-to-be.
  • Raroia, an oval-shaped atoll in the Tuamotus, has the dreamy look of a desert island.

    There are around 80 islands and atolls making up the Tuamotus, which originally formed from volcanoes that rose up high above sea level.
  • Pyewacket

    The Pacific Cup yacht race, which starts in San Francisco and ends in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, has something for sailors of every stripe.

    In addition to the impressive fleet of raceboats, the Pacific Cup has an active, dedicated cruising class.
  • Rideau River

    For a change of pace, a band of sailors try a fresh-water Canadian holiday on the Rideau Canal.

    Sailors charter a canal boat for a journey along Canada's Rideau Canal.

How To

  • boat for sale

    Considering selling your boat in Australia after cruising the Pacific? Familiarize yourself with the red tape first.

    Familiarizing yourself ahead of time with the red tape of selling a boat in Australia will ensure a smooth transaction.
  • Sweet potato fries

    A savory, spicy snack.

    Making an experimental spicy, savory treat with some items lying around our Hunter 31.
  • Jahn Tihansky

    How to inspect and monitor your spar and its fittings to keep the rig safe, stout and perpendicular.

    Here’s how to inspect and monitor your spar and its fittings to keep the rig safe, stout and perpendicular.
  • 1963 Allied Seawind 30

    A refit of an old sailboat brings a couple to the limits of their sanity and finances.

    A young couple wraps up an arduous three-year refit of their 1963 Allied Seawind 30.
  • Ed Buffkin

    "The fact that he bakes on a 1992 Italian-built sailboat with a propane tank that requires a constant eye and no watermaker only adds to the mystique of the final product."

    Baker Ed Buffkin crafts extraordinary breads in the humble galley of his 30-foot sloop.
  • Try these tips to capture great shots of sea life.

    Try these tips and techniques to capture great shots of sea life during your cruising adventure.

Chartering

  • San Blas and Pearl Islands

    Monthly update on the charter industry.

    Charter editor Elaine Lembo shares news and deals on sailing vacation opportunities.
  • Voyage Charters now offers a 48-foot catamaran powered by electric drives at their base in the BVI.

    Wanting to go green on your next sailing vacation? Voyage Charters in the BVI has an electric Voyage 480 cat available.
  • Rideau River

    For a change of pace, a band of sailors try a fresh-water Canadian holiday on the Rideau Canal.

    Sailors charter a canal boat for a journey along Canada's Rideau Canal.
  • Two old sailing buddies charter a catamaran in Cienfuegos for a long-awaited cruise of the remote southern coast of Cuba.

    Old sailing friends charter a catamaran in Cienfuegos for a journey to Cuba's Jardines de la Reina and the historic town of Trinidad.
  • Coastal Chile

    Monthly update on the charter industry.

    Monthly update on the charter industry.
  • New destinations and boats await vacation sailors for 2019.

    At the 2019 Miami International Boat Show new charters announced by Moorings, Marine Max and Dream Yacht Charters…

Learn to Sail

  • learn-to-sail course

    A recovering powerboater earns some sailing chops during a learn-to-sail course at Offshore Sailing School.

    A recovering powerboater earns some sailing chops during a learn-to-sail course at Offshore Sailing School.
  • 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.

Gear

  • Recently, we've received a slew of new titles penned by authors with strong connections to Cruising World.

    Herb McCormick takes a look at some new books by authors with strong connections to Cruising World.
  • Raymarine

    Software products and online services greatly improve the odds of avoiding Mother Nature's unpleasantries at sea.

    Weather forecasting technology is available for cruising sailors on a variety of platforms and price points.
  • From updated chart software and augmented reality to easier networking, there is plenty of innovation happening in the world of navigation and communication electronics.

    From updated chart software and augmented reality to easier networking, there is plenty of innovation happening in marine electronics for 2019.
  • 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…