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  • Elan gt5
    From an eclectic fleet of 22 boats, the 2018 Boat of the Year contest produced a roster of eight winners in dedicated size- and purpose-related categories.

Sailboat News & Reviews

  • The Bavaria Cruiser 34 sailed away with the Best Pocket Cruiser award in an interesting and highly varied small boat category.

    The Bavaria Cruiser 34 sailed away with the Best Pocket Cruiser award in an interesting and highly varied small boat category.
  • One of the toughest categories of the year, the 40-44 foot cruisers all brought their own strengths, but the Elan GT5 come out on top.

    One of the toughest categories of the year, the 40-44 foot cruisers all brought their own strengths, but the Elan GT5 come out on top.
  • Dufour 520

    Three French boats of similar size and price points came together to form the Best Full-Size Cruiser 50 to 54 Feet class, but the Dufour stole the show.

    Three French boats of similar size and price points came together to form the Best Full-Size Cruiser 50 to 54 Feet class, but the Dufour stole the show.
  • A full fleet of five big boats made for tough competition in the 54-58 foot category. In the end, the Southerly 540 took the prize.

    A full fleet of five big boats made for tough competition in the 54-58 foot category. In the end, the Southerly 540 took the prize.
  • the moorings

    The Moorings and Sunsail have reopened bases in the Virgin Islands following months of rebuilding after a devastating hurricane season.

    The Moorings and Sunsail have reopened bases in the Virgin Islands following months of rebuilding after a devastating hurricane season.
  • Golden Globe Race

    Just 6 months remain until the revival of the Golden Globe Race, and 23 skippers are ready to set sail.

    Just 6 months remain until the revival of the Golden Globe Race, and 23 skippers are ready to set sail.
  • This week, Cruising World will head down to the Virgin Islands to check in and better understand the effects of a devastating hurricane season.

    This week, Cruising World will head down to the Virgin Islands to check in and better understand the effects of a devastating hurricane season.

How To

  • If you’ve spent any significant amount of time on the water, it’s obvious that too many boaters are confused or unaware of some basic rules about navigation.

    If you’ve spent any significant amount of time on the water, it’s obvious that too many boaters are confused or unaware of some basic rules about navigation.
  • When it comes to the plumbing in the fuel-supply system, it’s important to understand the differences in hoses and hardware.

    When it comes to the plumbing in the fuel-supply system, it’s important to understand the differences in hoses and hardware.
  • In heavy weather, sailors have a range of options to take on wind and waves that can push a vessel out of control.

    In heavy weather, sailors have a range of options to take on wind and waves that can push a vessel out of control.

Gear

  • When outfitting your boat with a life raft, make sure to consider size, storage and serviceability.

    When outfitting your boat with a life raft, make sure to consider size, storage and serviceability.
  • A well-packed ditch bag goes beyond the basic survival items, with gear for signaling, navigation and communication.

    A well-packed ditch bag goes beyond the basic survival items, with gear for signaling, navigation and communication.
  • Shopping for a sailor this holiday season? Here are some of our top picks for the best cruising gifts this year, from budget to splurge.

    Shopping for a sailor this holiday season? Here are some of our top picks for the best cruising gifts this year, from budget to splurge.

Chartering

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  • the moorings

    The Moorings and Sunsail have reopened bases in the Virgin Islands following months of rebuilding after a devastating hurricane season.

    The Moorings and Sunsail have reopened bases in the Virgin Islands following months of rebuilding after a devastating hurricane season.
  • This week, Cruising World will head down to the Virgin Islands to check in and better understand the effects of a devastating hurricane season.

    This week, Cruising World will head down to the Virgin Islands to check in and better understand the effects of a devastating hurricane season.

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Learn to Sail

  • 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.