Ocean Globe Race 2023-24

“ In the Spirit of the original 1973 Whitbread Race” Celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The Golden Age of fully crewed ocean racing around the world seems a distant memory. Huge budgets and elite professionals racing custom carbon yachts that ‘fly’ on €800,000 foils steered by sophisticated autopilots, not sailors, where shore teams via satellite are […]

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What To Look For When You Need A Boat Yard

Yard Work What to look for in a yard when it’s time to do some serious work on the boat. Boat owners are always tinkering on their vessels, but when the job requires some time in the yard for a more comprehensive repair, there are a few things to consider before using their facilities. Proximity […]

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Waypoint: Cape May, New Jersey

Cape May is arguably the first true coastal resort town in the U.S. Find out why it should be on your MFD. Photos by Dori Arrington Just saying the word “beach” or bringing your favorite beach to mind, will ease most people into a pleasant state of relaxation. For many, waves washing ashore on sandy […]

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Cruising The Florida Loop

FLOOPin’ – Florida Loop Cruising Start your journey anywhere along the route to experience a different kind of Florida. Looking for a different sort of adventure? Try FLOOPin’—boating along the Florida Loop. You can make a loop around the southern tip of Florida that includes the cut through the Okeechobee Waterway, the stretch along Florida’s southwest […]

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SailGP in Gulf of Saint-Tropez France Sail Grand Prix

The most exciting racing on-water will return to one of its truly iconic destinations for the France Sail Grand Prix | Saint-Tropez on September 9-10. For the third consecutive year, the spectacular Gulf of Saint-Tropez will host extraordinary F50 catamarans flying at speeds close to 100km/h. A truly unique spectacle not to be missed, fans […]

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Caribbean sailing: BVIs are back and as beautiful as ever

The British Virgin Islands have had a tough few years, but one of the world’s favourite sailing destinations is back, and as beautiful as ever, as Mike Pickering discovers As the 30-seater inter-Caribbean turboprop aircraft banked to starboard, through my small window I caught a first glimpse of Tortola and the Sir Francis Drake Channel. […]

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MLF and Bass Pro Shops Announce Historic 5-Year Sponsorship Extension

Deal Renews in 2024 Establishing North Americas Premier Outdoor and Conservation Retailer to Remain Title Sponsor of Bass Pro Tour and Exclusive Sporting Goods Retailer Through 2028 BENTON, Ky. and SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (March. 6, 2023) – Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Bass Pro Shops, North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company, […]

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Catamaran sailing: can you fast track multihull skills?

An intensive course promises a fast-track ticket to skippering a catamaran. Helen Fretter goes catamaran sailing to find out more Can one week change your life? That’s a whole lot of pressure to put on a holiday. But for a surprising number of graduates of the Nautilus Sailing catamaran sailing course, that’s exactly what their […]

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Top 14 Ice Fishing Destinations in the U.S.

It’s difficult to enjoy your boat during the winter when the waters you generally love to navigate are filled with giant expanses of ice. But if fishing is your game, don’t let that stop you from enjoying your second favorite pastime (after boating). You don’t have to give up fishing just because your boat is […]

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Saint Lucia Caribbean Island

Idyllic Island With beautiful scenery and gorgeous weather, Saint Lucia is a must-stop destination as you cruise the Eastern Caribbean. A Great Pink Sea Snail gave Saint Lucia Marigot Bay one of its claims to fame. The make-believe critter was a prop Rex Harrison’s character Dr. Dolittle captured in the 1967 film of the same […]

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Waypoint: Marina Del Rey, California

Five thousand boaters can’t be wrong. Take a west coast passage to Marina Del Rey and Venice Beach. Photos by Dori Arrington Bigger isn’t always better, but in the case of Marina del Rey, California, bigger is pretty darn good. As the largest man-made recreational harbor in North America, the boat basin at Marina del […]

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MTI At 25—The First 340X Starts The Craze

In the history of Marine Technology Inc. in Wentzville, Mo., the defining moment in terms of growth has got to be the company’s introduction of the MTI-V 42 performance center console powered by outboard engines, normally of the Mercury Racing variety. It marks the turning point in which MTI founder Randy Scism and his team […]

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Extreme Elements: Boatbuilding in Cape Town, South Africa

A wild South African adventure finds our senior editor amidst violent storms, seals, lions, baboons, giraffes—and Leopards. Photos by Pim Van Hemmen Boatbuilding in Cape Town, South Africa A Rhino trots towards dinner at Inverdoorn Game Reserve. A wild South African adventure finds our senior editor amidst violent storms, seals, lions, baboons, giraffes—and Leopards. It […]

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Clipper Race

An equator crossing, intense weather patterns, a physical challenge, a mental test and a heap of culture on the stopovers – Leg 5 has it all. Taking place in the early part of the year, the Asia-Pacific Leg starts from Australia and heads north to explore Asia. Historically, this stage of the circumnavigation incorporates short, […]

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