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  • 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.
  • The Tartan 395 is a sweet sailboat straight from the American heartland.

    Cruising World Boat of the Year judges test the new Tartan 395.
  • The Discovery 58 comes well stocked with the tools and toys you need to get from here to there.

    A review of the Discovery 58.
  • Strong, smart and substantial, the Hanse 588 is the latest yacht from a German brand that seemingly ups its game with each new model.

    A review of the Hanse 588…

Destinations

  • A stay in Palau, a tiny island nation in the western Pacific, provided some much needed respite to a pair of weary sailors.
  • 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.
  • On a boisterous passage to New Zealand, Fatty discovers the value of a little weather insight.

    Cap'n Fatty finally sees the value in having a little help with weather routing at sea.
  • Gjirokaster

    A pair of young sailors make a stop in Albania during their cruise of the Mediterranean, and it became one of their favorite destinations.

    Young cruisers stop in Saranda, Albania, during their sail of the Mediterranean.
  • Webb Chiles

    Another major ocean current, another nonexistent weather window and another ocean passage — but this one leads home.

    Intrepid sailor Webb Chiles waits for weather in the Florida Keys in order to sail Gannet home to North Carolina, then sets sail in less-than-perfect conditions anyway.
  • Maestro David Pollitt left the concert hall for a life at sea.

    Maestro David Pollitt left the concert hall for a life at sea.

How To

  • Cabin

    A do-it-yourselfer creates valuable storage room by updating what could only be called a flawed bunk and cabin design.

    A do-it-yourselfer creates valuable storage space and a more comfortable bunk by updating a flawed cabin design.
  • Cruising World contributors Ellen and Seth Leonard are among those honored at a ceremony in New York on March 1, 2019.

    On March 1, 2019, the Cruising Club of America presented the international organization’s prestigious awards, including the new Young Voyager Award, at their annual…
  • Ken Read, John Kretschmer and Steve D’Antonio are among the presenters at the 40th annual Annapolis Safety at Sea Seminar, March 30-31. Space is still available in the Advanced Cruising track.

    The 40th annual Annapolis Safety at Sea Seminar will take place on March 30-31, 2019.
  • A galley-friendly take on a San Francisco treat

    This chicken version of an Italian fisherman's stew is a San Francisco treat and can be made at anchor or underway.
  • In 2018, the Leukemia Cup Regattas raised $4.3 million for blood cancer research.

    Since 1988, the Leukemia Cup regattas have raised $66 million for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • 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.

Chartering

  • 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…
  • Leopard 50

    Cruising World Judges found the Moorings 5000 version of the Leopard 50 to be the best boat for a sailing vacation.

    The Leopard 50/Moorings 5000 is well-suited for chartering…

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…