Learn how to sail, install sailboat gear, other boat maintenance tips and more…

Woman in bikini tanning and relaxing on a summer sailin cruise, sitting on a luxury catamaran near picture perfect white sandy beach on Spargi island in Maddalena Archipelago, Sardinia, Italy.

Code Red

How to avoid painful, cancer-causing sunburns on a charter- and how to treat them if the rays get the best of you.

ARC 2022 preparations in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Rally Time

Rallies are a good way to expand your horizons. Here are a few cruising favorites.

Kaufman 47 cutter

Reefing Off the Wind

Every sailor should have a sound strategy for reefing in adverse conditions. Here’s what works for us aboard Quetzal .






A Superior Fish

As I prepared to saute the fish, I had a moment of panic: I was out of cooking oil. Then, I thought of mayonnaise.


Sails & Rigging

Harken’s Battcar System

Tame the Main

Armed with a few basic tools, a DIYer can refit a mast with a Harken Battcar System to make raising, dousing, and reefing the mainsail easier and safer.

Sailing Green


Deep Sea Wonders

At Wake Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is exploring the deep into better understand what lies below the surface.



Wave on moving water surface close up in the middle of the screen

Leaving My Comfort Zone

At 78, I decided I wasn’t going to let my age get in the way of making memories of a lifetime with my son.

Ocean Watch

The Sail to Nowhere

In a rather incongruous “polar navigation summit” held in the tropical Grenadines, a crew set sail for a “sea fall” offshore in the Caribbean, a jaunty trip to…nowhere.