Wave on moving water surface close up in the middle of the screen

Leaving My Comfort Zone

At 78, I decided I wasn’t going to let my age get in the way of making memories of a lifetime with my son.

Kaufman 47 cutter

Reefing Off the Wind

Every sailor should have a sound strategy for reefing in adverse conditions. Here’s what works for us aboard Quetzal.

Sailboats

Lyman Morris

2023 Boat of the Year Awards

In ideal conditions on Chesapeake Bay, a taut fleet of 17 contestants vied for top honors in the 2023 edition of Cruising World’s annual Boat of the Year competition.

BOTY 2023

Boat of the Year 2023

It’s not every year that every nominee in our yearly BOTY competition gets tested in superb conditions. Chesapeake Bay can be a fickle test bed in mid-October, particularly on flat-calm mornings, when it takes some time for the capricious sea breeze to fill in. Truthfully, sometimes it never does. But not this year.

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

Danish brothers Claus and Stig with wives Catja and Bolette

A Hero’s Welcome

This year’s ARC Rally arrival festivities featured a marked return to pre-pandemic spirit.

moorings charter

Explore the World with The Moorings

Come along as we journey through the beautiful British Virgin Islands – one of many destinations you can explore on a chartered sailboat vacation with The Moorings.

How-To

Kaufman 47 cutter

Reefing Off the Wind

Every sailor should have a sound strategy for reefing in adverse conditions. Here’s what works for us aboard Quetzal.

Videos

Gear

Kaufman 47 cutter

Reefing Off the Wind

Every sailor should have a sound strategy for reefing in adverse conditions. Here’s what works for us aboard Quetzal.

People

Wave on moving water surface close up in the middle of the screen

Leaving My Comfort Zone

At 78, I decided I wasn’t going to let my age get in the way of making memories of a lifetime with my son.