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  • 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…
  • Taylor Canfield and Mike Buckley

    Long Beach Yacht Club announces that their all-American entry has been formally accepted as the fifth Challenger for the Auld Mug.

    On December 12, 2018, Stars and Stripes Team USA announced that they are officially a Challenger for the 36th America's Cup.
  • Built in Florida, the new Island Packet 349 takes top honors in Cruising World's Boat of the Year contest.

    The Florida-built Island Packet 349 is named Domestic Boat of the Year…

Destinations

  • Webb Chiles

    The veteran small-boat voyager is about to set sail on the final leg of his most recent circumnavigation.

    Solo Sailor Webb Chiles is about to set sail on the final leg of his most recent circumnavigation aboard his Moore 24, Gannet.
  • Brent Burrows

    "We need cruisers to get the word out there that this place is magnificent — one of the most pristine marine environments and cruising areas in the world — and it needs to be respected and supported."

    A new warden and a tougher stance on poachers are just a couple of the changes to the Bahamas' Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, which should help preserve this piece of…
  • Ted McCarthy

    The Gulf of Maine's changing environment comes into perspective as a father, son and nephew reach across its wind-swept waters.

    Three generations from a family of sailors cruise along the coast of Nova Scotia and notice all the ways the waters have changed in their lifetime.
  • On the 50th anniversary of the Regata del Sol al Sol from Tampa Bay to Isla Mujeres, a crew joins a seasoned skipper aboard for the maiden voyage of his 57-footer.

    A crew comes together for the 50th anniversary running of the Regata del Sol al Sol from Florida to Mexico.
  • A new cruiser joins a friend for a sabbatical sail in the South Seas.

    A sailor tries out the cruising life while working as crew on a friend's boat in French Polynesia.
  • Chesapeake Bay

    A young sailor reflects on what impact her childhood aboard had on her life.

    A young sailor reflects on what impact her childhood aboard had on her life.

How To

  • Banana pancakes

    Need a morale-boosting breakfast for your crew? Try this!

    Even in rough sailing weather this simple pancake recipe, with bananas and chocolate chips, provided a much needed lift of our spirits.
  • Vent filters

    If a stinky holding tank is plaguing your time on the water, try adding a little air.

    Adding a holding tank vent can stop odors before they start.
  • Northerly winds

    After six decades of sailing, a veteran voyager comes to the realization that the most prudent thing to do is to leave the blue water sailing to the next generation.

    Voyager and safety at sea expert John Rousmaniere discusses why he's stepping back from the type of sailing he loves most.
  • bucket and bridle

    By considering all the things that can go wrong at sea — and devising solid strategies to address them — we can be prepared for nearly every contingency.

    An experienced voyager runs through the most common emergencies at sea and how to prepare your boat and crew.
  • What do you do when you find yourself with an abundance of mangoes (or other produce) aboard? Canning is an easy way to add tasty treats to the larder that are ready for the long haul.

    How to can jams, pickles and chutneys in the galley.
  • Throwables

    When seconds count, having the right gear at the right time — and knowing how to use it — can help get a lost shipmate back on board.

    Cruising World editors take to the water to try out life jackets and rescue equipment.

Chartering

  • 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…
  • 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…

Learn to Sail

  • 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.
  • 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.

Gear

  • Modern inverters efficiently turn your DC battery bank into power to run your household appliances.

    What's new in DC to AC electric inverters and how to choose on for your sailboat.
  • Throwables

    When seconds count, having the right gear at the right time — and knowing how to use it — can help get a lost shipmate back on board.

    Cruising World editors take to the water to try out life jackets and rescue equipment.
  • JL Audio MX650

    Looking for some tunes aboard? Check out these new marine systems from Fusion, JL Audio, Rockford Fosgate and more.

    A 2018 roundup of marine entertainment systems and speakers.
  • 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.
  • 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.