testing rig

Splicing Dyneema

During a refit of the lifelines on his brigantine schooner, writer Roger Hughes discovers forming an eye splice with Dyneema is easier than splicing double braided line.

Sailboats

Bavaria C38

Sailboat Review: Bavaria C38

The forward-thinking design on the C38 leaves plenty of space in the bow for an owner’s en suite stateroom with a king-size berth.

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

Sandy Cay

Treasured Islands in the BVI

With pandemic restrictions eased, a charter crew returns to find out just how good it feels to unfurl sails once again in the British Virgin Islands.

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.

How-To

testing rig

Splicing Dyneema

During a refit of the lifelines on his brigantine schooner, writer Roger Hughes discovers forming an eye splice with Dyneema is easier than splicing double braided line.

Videos

Gear

Harken’s Battcar System

Tame the Main

Armed with a few basic tools, a DIYer can refit a mast with a Harken Battcar System to make raising, dousing, and reefing the mainsail easier and safer.

People