Amel 55

(published September 2016-boat show preview) The Amel 55 is not exactly a new boat but in the Amel way, the 55 you see on display this fall will be a new and improved version of the 55 you might have seen last year. If you are a cruiser and have

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Salty Super Cruiser CNB 76

The new 76-foot cruising sloop from France’s CNB in Bordeaux, provides superb sailing performance in a luxury yacht that will turn heads  (published August 2016) Newport, Rhode Island is no stranger to luxury sailing yachts. All summer long super cruisers and mega yachts come and go without causing much fuss

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Go Small, Go Far, Go Now

BWS's annual guide to great monohulls for coastal cruising, weekending and daysailing  (published June/July 2016) BWS has always been published for sailors who sail over the ocean’s horizon as they head to new landfalls whether that is down the coast or to some foreign land. But, BWS is also for

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The Age of Super Cruisers

In this modern gilded age, family cruising boats have grown and grown and grown  (published May 2016) It has happened so gradually and so steadily over the last 15 years that you would hardly have noticed that the average size of a family cruising boat has increased to the point

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41 Years Ago the Edmund Fitzgerald Sank on Lake Superior

The Fitzgerald sank on the evening of Nov. 10, 1975 during a particularly rough storm on Lake Superior. There are no survivors or witnesses to the shipwreck. According to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, the Fitzgerald's Captain Ernest McSorely reported problems around 3:30 p.m. that afternoon in a radio message

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Sailor, 74, Sets Sights On Being Oldest To Sail Solo Non-Stop Around The World

Jeanne Socrates has sailed enough ocean miles, 160,000, to circumnavigate the world seven times. Now she wants to establish a new record. Socrates has already been recognized by Guinness World Records and nautical associations, like the Cruising Club of America, as the oldest woman to circumnavigate the globe in a non-stop,

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This Couple Balances Work and Play While Cruising The World

“Freedom.” That is how Victoria Fine describes her life.In April, Fine left a big job at Slate to launch her own business, Finally, a growth hacking company that offers editorial and audience development solutions to grow digital audiences. In June, she set sail with her husband and now lives full-time on a

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