14 Biewenga Offshore Heading Back to Sea It’s a familiar theme, but as with all long distance passages, there are, and will be, vast differences 18 Heather Francis Onboard The Galley Guide: Cooking Underway There is nothing like a hot meal at the end of a hard day of sailing,
Chartering Solves Winter Although I hate to dredge up the memories of the last winter in the Northeast U.S. where we live and publish BWS, I will. It was brutally cold. It snowed and snowed and snowed. And it never seemed to end. People went down their burrow holes like
The new, twin-rudder, racer-cruiser from Turkish builder Sirena has roots in the world of Open Class racing by George Day If you follow the Volvo Ocean Race or pay attention to the world of Open class racing in boats like Class 40s, Mini 6.5s or Open 60s, then you will
Whether you are looking for your first boat or down-sizing from a larger cruising boat, there are plenty of pocket cruising boats out there that span the spectrum from traditional to the ultra-modern. In the following gallery, you’ll see that small is indeed beautiful. BAVARIA Designed by Farr and built
A true dual-purpose sloop, the Salona 44 offers all the comforts of home in a design that is a proven winner on the racecourse by George Day The sky over Miami was heavy with gray clouds and the wind was blustery from the southwest as we left the dock at
The new 60-foot flagship from Beneteau offers a huge amount of living space in a cruising sloop that will eat up the miles, by George Day. The morning we set off from Miamarina at Miami’s Bayside after the Strictly Sail Miami boat show in February, the trade winds were blowing
Bavaria Cruiser 46 The new family cruiser from the well known German builder offers a huge amount of living space in a Farr-designed hull that sails very well ---- by George Day On a cool afternoon following last fall’s Annapolis sailboat show, we met up with Bavaria USA’s president and
An inventive, offshore capable racer-cruiser that provides quite a thrill, by Andrew Cross I knew I was in for a ride when I left my hotel and drove to Bert Jabin’s Yacht Yard on Back Creek in Annapolis, Maryland in October to sail the Seascape 27. The tops of autumn-colored
A purpose-built world cruiser that is just as comfortable in the warmth of the tropics as it is communing with icebergs by Andrew Cross Anyone who walked the docks in Annapolis at the 2014 boat show will likely remember seeing the Garcia Exploration 45. Along with the Allure 45, it’s
FIVE MILE RUN We had been in the Exumas, southern Bahamas for a few weeks on our way south to Georgetown and ultimately to Panama and the South Pacific. We were cruising in company with several other boats and for the most part we anchored each night together in the
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