Disassembling, cleaning and reassembling my boat’s engine was a months-long lesson in hard work and frustration.
Learn how to sail, install sailboat gear, other boat maintenance tips and more…
How to avoid painful, cancer-causing sunburns on a charter- and how to treat them if the rays get the best of you.
Rallies are a good way to expand your horizons. Here are a few cruising favorites.
Every sailor should have a sound strategy for reefing in adverse conditions. Here’s what works for us aboard Quetzal .
Hone your skills, if you have any. Above all, though, just enjoy yourself.
The crew on Avocet enlisted a skilled metalworker to help remove and replace damaged chainplates.
Shielding underwater hardware against corrosion requires a delicate balance of cathodic protectives.
Serpentine belts are a game-changer, as long as you know when and how to change them in a pinch.
A look at varnish and varnish alternatives for modern cruising sailors.
After a decade of trouble-free use, the conventional marine toilet on their 41-footer developed issues. Was a composting head the answer?
Depending on your budget, and how and where you sail, equipping your boat with the right propeller can produce sizable rewards.
The flavors of spiced ground beef and creamy white sauce lingered in our memories for years.
Family traditions can carry on, no matter where you are in the world.
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As I prepared to saute the fish, I had a moment of panic: I was out of cooking oil. Then, I thought of mayonnaise.
America’s Cup sailor Gary Jobson offers setting and sailing tips for symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers.
Larger main sails with in-mast and in-boom furling are paving the way for a changes in sail inventory on the foredeck.
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.
Three sailmakers take a look at off-wind sails that will keep your boat moving on a reach and a run.
Check out electric motors, repurposed sails and reef-safe sunscreens, and reduce single-use plastics on board.
While the Totem crew saw plenty of natural beauty during their circumnavigation, unfortunately they saw environmental devastation as well.
Amid stories about the declining state of the ocean, a sailor finds inspiration while sailing marine protected areas on a passage between Maine and Bermuda.
At Wake Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is exploring the deep into better understand what lies below the surface.
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.
After two veteran sailors succumbed to their injuries, we’re reminded that offshore sailing is hazardous and missteps can happen at any moment.
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.
Wind patterns and seasonal shifts play a major role in planning passages between the five island groups.