2023 July 1

The ups and downs of a transit through the Panama Canal goes smoothly with the Panama Posse

Of my many madcap boating adventures around the world, transiting the Panama Canal is the one that always elicits the most oohs and aahs. It’s been declared “the epitome of man’s mastery over na
2023 July 1

Bob Perry gives the interior of a 1998 Farr-designed racer a makeover for offshore sail training

It was quiet in my office, except for my hi-fi. It seemed like with my move to the new beach shack there was the inference that I had retired. Not so. I’m not dead yet. Bruised maybe, but not dead.
2023 July 1

Every winter, women head to Southern California for a weekend of one-design racing

It was fast, it was frenetic, and it was fun. The Women’s Winter Invitational Regatta brought 26 teams from across the United States and Canada, plus one from Brazil, to the San Diego Yacht Club in
2023 July 1

Swapping out a wheel is a quick job that may require a little ingenuity

Sometimes a new steering wheel is called for. Changing to a wheel that’s a slightly different size than the existing wheel, or a different design, such as a foldable wheel that allows easy access th
2023 July 1

Table of contents

Features  He was just Buddy Remembering Buddy Melges Rooting for the home team 11th Hour Racing takes the win Building a dream boat The quest for a perfect daysailer led Chris Hood to
2023 June 1

There’s plenty of ways to get sailing and get in on the serious fun at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

The breeze started to build as we powered out of Simpson Bay’s IGY Marina on our way to catch the 10:30 bridge opening. Hank Schmitt, the skipper of the Swan 48 Avocation, and the rest of the crew r
2023 June 1

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Features  Sailing school success Experts share their tips for an exceptional and fun learning experience Crisscrossing the oceans Kenichi Horie has spent his life sailing across oce
2023 June 1

Beautifully designed by German Frers, this powerful cruiser is built for the open ocean

Now let’s see what Hallberg-Rassy working with my favorite designer, German Frers, can do with the volume issue. This is a substantially heavier boat than the Jeanneau. Heavier means more displ
2023 June 1

This new cruiser draws inspiration from cruising catamarans for its living spaces

We have two big production built cruising boats to review this month and both are from very prestigious yacht design offices and built by very successful builders. Our theme for this month will b
2023 June 1

The key to being a good helmsperson is equal parts concentration and practice

Just about every crew position on a sailboat comes down essentially to one word: concentration. I became a decent helmsman from my years of concentrating on spinnaker work. The spinnaker is very capri
2023 June 1
Sailing courses have come a long way. Long gone are one-size-fits-all courses that focus mostly on basics and pigeonhole students into a regimented curriculum. Today sailing courses are focused on lif
2023 June 1
Buddy Melges understood wind like no other sailor, so it is all the more fitting to say he was a breath of fresh air in the world of sailing.Although he won national championships 10 times and two Oly
2023 April 1
The waters are teeming with sailors who own and handle their own boats with aplomb. But all too often, these same sailors who skillfully ply their local waters, reject the idea of chartering, over dif
2023 April 1

A charter cruise through the Sea of Cortez in Baja California is filled with wildlife above and below the water. Photography by Mark Albertazzi and Eddie Frank

With bags and camera gear in tow, we’re taking advantage of the Cross Border Xpress pedestrian bridge from San Diego directly into the Tijuana International Airport. Much to the surprise of the Mexi
2023 April 1
Since sailors are now flying, sail trimmers are now biking and cloud computers are now navigating, it seems appropriate to separate today’s sailing myths from reality. Surprise, everything I’ve li

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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