We've identified a number of great products that will enhance our cruising lifestyle and keep you safe while doing it (published December 2014) ZEAL Sunglasses Creators of stylish and sustainable eye wear, ZEAL Optics in Boulder, Colorado, might be better known for protecting skiers’ eyes. But their unique selection of
16 Bill Biewenga Passing the Baton Preparation will help you avoid emergencies and turn them instead into adventures. And the lessons learned through these experiences are worth sharing with others. 20 Capt. John Jamieson Seven Tips for Nighttime Navigation Sharpen your piloting skills to make you more comfortable with where
KEEP IT SIMPLE I don’t know about you, but I can’t work on my cars’ engines anymore. I open the hood and all I recognize are the caps for topping up fluids and checking the oil. The rest of the engine is encased in covers and linked with forbidding looking
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
Outbound 46 Revisited Going strong after 15 years, this venerable passagemaker still might be the perfect couples blue water cruiser by Andrew Cross After being dropped ashore by dinghy, I paused on the seawall to make sure I hadn’t forgotten anything aboard, then looked back at the Outbound 46 sitting
The German builder has designed and built one of the most modern cruising boats on the planet that still has a traditional feel By George Day The new Hanse 575 debuted in America at the Newport International Boat Show last September in Newport, R.I. During the four days of the
Big, fast and elegant, the new Gunfleet 58 is a world cruiser that will get you across oceans in comfort and style The afternoon didn’t look promising for a sail trial when I met the Gunfleet crew at the marina in Stevensville, Maryland. The sky was a leaden gray and
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Blue Water Sailing is now in its 19th year of publication and reaches readers across North America and around the world. The magazine was founded by George and Rosa Day, who spent five years sailing and cruising their Mason 43 ketch on a west-about circumnavigation. Blue Water Sailing was designed to offer great sailing stories and real-world solutions for offshore sailors who need to fit out their cruising boats to meet the rigors of the ocean. In every issue, you will find authoritative articles written by known experts covering everything from sail related gear to the navigator’s table to the art of cruising.
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