Liveaboard Sailing, Sailboat Chartering, Sailboat Reviews and More | Cruising World

Homepage

  • In no particular hurry to reach land, this sailor shares the joy he feels when he is far offshore.

Sailboat News & Reviews

  • Palau’s Rock Islands

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

    Palau may be a small Pacific island nation, but it is ripe with opportunities to explore under sail.
  • Heiva festival

    The Goodlanders join in the festivities on Huahine.

    The Goodlanders join in the annual summer festivities on Huahine, French Polynesia.
  • First light

    In no particular hurry to reach land, this sailor shares the joy he feels when he is far offshore.

    In no particular hurry to reach land, this sailor shares the joy he feels when he is far offshore.
  • Brian and Abby

    A small boat and a Gulf Stream crossing bring a hint of hope to a grieving family.

    After the death of his wife, a man finds solace in his family's small catamaran on a journey in the Bahamas.
  • Fishing on a proa

    Supplies are needed to keep a traditional village sailing.

    Foreign commercial fishing has devastated the traditional fishing community on Ifalik Atoll, a small village in Micronesia.
  • With its alluring blend of wilderness, history, isles, lakes and ports, Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence is a captivating cruising ground.

    An experienced sailing couple spend a summer exploring eastern Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence and Bras d'Or Lake.

How To

  • HH 66

    No longer just a place for paper charts, the nav station is now a mobile office space.

    As paper charts give way to electronic chart plotters, today's boatbuilders are designing ever more creative nav stations and office spaces.
  • French press

    For most sailors, good coffee is as important as good rum. Here are the ways CW readers brew a superior cup of joe on board.

    From French press to a handheld espresso maker, here are CW readers' favorite ways to brew coffee aboard a sailboat.
  • What happens when you're cruising on a tight budget and your inflatable dinghy loses its bottom? You improvise!

    UV rays take their toll on an inflatable tender's bottom, and a tenacious crew works to figure out a solution.
  • Look no further for an easy and delicious pasta sauce that you can make in the galley.

    A recipe for an easy homemade pasta sauce to make in the galley.
  • Circlip-style retaining rings

    Keeping these cruicial mechanisms in good working order will ensure that your boat's steering works when you need it.

    Keeping shift and throttle cables in good working order will ensure that your boat's steering works when you need it.
  • Extend your South Pacific cruising by hauling out for cyclone season in the islands.

    During several seasons of cruising the South Pacific, these sailors had good luck hauling their sailboat out in Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands.

Chartering

  • 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.
  • Maine Cat 38

    The Maine Cat 38 is a speedy cruising catamaran created for sailors who enjoy simple, fun and flat sailing.

    CW reviews the Maine Cat 38 catamaran.

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

  • Three new items to help you keep in touch at sea

    An EPIRB, satellite communications device and a VHF for onboard communications and emergency contact.
  • Into The Raging Sea

    Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro

    A book review of Into the Raging Sea, an in-depth look at the circumstances that led to the tragic sinking of the containership El Faro in 2015.
  • Have some sailors on your holiday shopping list? Check out our picks for gear and gadgets that would be appreciated by anyone who enjoys spending time on the water.

    Cruising World's gift picks for sailors for the 2018 holiday season.
  • This holiday season, surprise your favorite sailor with a gift they will love while helping to preserve the oceans and waterways for the future.

    Cruising World's list of eco-friendly gifts for sailors for holiday 2018.
  • NMEA's new protocol will improve onboard network connectivity and security.

    NMEA's new protocol, OneNet, will improve onboard network connectivity and security.
  • 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.