2022 January 1

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Features  Welcome aboard Women sailors are joining men-only racing teams after organizations make new rules Saved from the scrap heap A J/105 gets retrofitted after a fall from its
2022 January 1

Quetzal’s rig gets a top to bottom refresh in preparation for a some big passages

Quetzal is ready for thousands more miles of ocean passages following a standing rigging refit.Standing rigging is not set it-and-forget-it equipment; it requires maintenance. All that shiny stainless
2022 January 1

This racer-cruiser makes for spirited club racing and great family cruising

When Canadian-born naval architect Rob Ball talks about favorites among the dozens of boats he designed for C&C Yachts, he lists the C&C 34+ racer-cruiser as one his best. During an October 20
2022 January 1

After falling off its jackstands, a J/105 gets repaired and retrofitted by a new owner

During a fierce winter storm that plowed across New England in March 2018, the J/105 Eclipse tumbled off its jackstands at the Jubilee Yacht Club in Beverly, Massachusetts. Not unlike Humpty Dumpty’
2021 November 1
German Frers Jr. has designed hundreds of beautiful boats, from production Swans and Hallberg-Rassys to famous maxi racers and superyachts, but it was an unusual design of his father’s and the intri
2021 November 1

This swift family cruiser is handsome and thoughtfully laid out

Holy cow! My editor has given me two new French boats to review this month, the Oceanis 34.1 by Beneteau and the Sun Odyssey 380 by Jeanneau. I had to study these two boats carefully to even tell them
2021 November 1
The fleet of restored wooden Stars head across Michigan’s Gull Lake.Walter Cooper photoA passion for saving classic Star boats from the junk heap turned into a regatta drawing sailors from arou
2021 November 1

This good-looking family cruiser’s deck is laid out for easy sailing

Now let’s see what Marc Lombard, the same designer as the Oceanis 31.4 can do when you give him a very similar design brief and an additional 2 feet 8 inches of additional hull length. Looking at th
2021 November 1

A smooth transition from rope anchor rode to chain is a necessity, and in need of frequent inspection

The best way to attach three-strandline to chain is with a thimble and screw-pin shackle. The shackle provides a large, smooth radius for the rope, as well as providing chafe protection. A shackle can
2021 November 1

Take some motion out of the ocean for a good night’s sleep at anchor

Every time we post a photo of our boat at anchor we immediately get asked “What’s that off of your spinnaker pole?” The answer is simple: it’s insurance that we will get a good night of sleep.
2021 November 1

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Features The 5,600-mile family sabbaticalWhen the pandemic disrupted life, this family of five set sail for adventureGifts for sailorsThe perfect gifts for every type of sailorSailing’s sp
2021 November 1

This family cruiser offers affordable amenities

During the late 1980s, recreational sailors began searching for cruising boats that were easy to handle and loaded with liveaboard comforts. Hunter Marine Corp. answered the call with several models,
2021 October 1

Sailors overcame hurdles J/70 on their way to great racing at the j?70 world championship

The J/70 World Championship fleet sails off Marina de Rey, California.Sharon Green photoWhen California Yacht Club tried, and tried again, to host the J/70 World Championship regatta, members of the M
2021 October 1

With a racer-cruiser pedigree, this performance cruiser will make speedy offshore passages

Sometimes when I listen to an old Jackson Brown album, I get the feeling that Mr. Brown had been following me around taking notes. I get a similar feeling when I look at a new J/Boats cruising design.
2021 October 1

This elegant cruiser is meant for ocean sailing

When I was 15, I worked in a meat market, Ray’s Meats, after school. My walk home would take me past an old-fashioned drug store that had an extensive assortment of magazines including at least four

Perry on Design

  • This high-powered, high-tech cruising trimaran has speed to burn

  • A daysailer with a vintage vibe will turn heads in every anchorage

  • This folding trimaran for fun cruising offers plenty of options

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