How to sail a multihull Q and A

Nikki Henderson reveals what you really need to know before going bluewater multihull cruising It has become routine now for me to bookend the summer sailing season with a trip to the south of France for the biannual ‘Outremer Week’. This hugely popular event gathers 100-plus new Outremer catamaran owners for five days of training, […]

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Alex Klein Punch’s His Ticket on the Cal Delta

By David A. Brown September 18, 2022 – Wild West Bass Trail Duel on the Delta. The fishery that had consistently befuddled Alex Klein rewarded his diligence with a 3-day winning total of 66.23 pounds at the Wild West Bass Trail Duel on the Delta presented by the City of Oakley Calif. “The Delta has […]

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Extraordinary boats: 5.5 Metre Jean Genie

The 5.5 Metre Jean Genie is the first ever British boat to win the prestigious Scandinavian Gold Cup, also winning this year’s 5.5 Metre World Championship Cowes-based businessman Peter Morton, widely known as Morty, is a serial winner who’s enjoyed a long career on the podium at everything from the Admiral’s Cup and Half Ton […]

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Stay Versatile: Making the Most of Fall Fishing

It is here at last, the fall run. In the salt, hordes of stripers have begun their migration back to their winter waters further south. In fresh water, billions of juvenile herring are feeding gamefish in every lake, river, and pond. Warm water visitors like false albacore and Spanish mackerel are here for a few […]

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3 Accessories to Make Boating More Convenient

New accessories make boating easier. Imtra The editors at Boating have teamed up with the experts at Imtra to bring you advice on how to keep your boat in Bristol condition and get the most from your hours spent out on the water. For more great tips, see Better Boating with Imtra » As boats are […]

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How to dock a boat: Tying up a 60ft flybridge motoryacht

When tying up any boat, small or large, it has to achieve the basic aim of securing it safely and making sure it will still be there when you return. A wander around any marina will show a multitude of different ways of doing this, some neat and sensible, some less so! Larger boats bring […]

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Albies On The Fly

Among the many lessons Captain Casey Allen has learned from years of albie fishing, number one is to always have the fly line in your hands, ready to react. Photo by Capt. Casey Allen Things happen fast in albie fishing. But, somehow, it’s the opposite of a blur. Like video captured in frames per second, […]

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Dale Stewart of Seether balances touring with a fishing life

Catchy Tunes Rock bassist Dale Stewart of Seether balances touring with a fishing life. Rock stars have a reputation for being a little weird, passionate, and a touch rebellious. Bassist Dale Stewart of the rock band Seether likes to fish. Okay, that’s not weird, millions like to fish. But the 42-year-old can’t just chill before […]

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Quit your job and live on a yacht? 8 ways to make it happen

Erin Carey talks to a variety of liveaboard yacht cruisers about how they make a living on a yacht and what their days look like When my family and I set off on what we thought would be a two-year sailing sabbatical in 2018, we didn’t have any plans of working along the way. We […]

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Best hardtop sportscruisers: Our top picks from the used boat market

Used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out four of the best hardtop sportscruisers on the market, from the likes of Princess, Jeanneau, Sunseeker and Fairline… Hardtop sportscruisers haven’t always been as ubiquitous as they are right now. Back in 1998 Windy introduced its replacement for the Grand Mistral 36, the Grand Mistral 37. That very […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Silent 60

If you’re interested in electric boating then a catamaran might be the way to go, with slim, relatively-low drag hulls and expansive deck and roof areas for solar panels. The Silent 60 is available with an auxiliary kitesail system to boost efficiency Headquartered in Austria with manufacturing plants in the Far East and Italy, Silent […]

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24 of the best new boats at Cannes Yachting Festival 2022

Europe’s biggest on-water boat show returns next month (Sept 6-11), and we’ve picked out the cream of the crop at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival. The 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival is almost upon us and once again it promises to be a bumper show, drawing in boat lovers from across the Continent and beyond. In […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Windy 34 Alizé

Windy has revealed updated renderings of its next model, the Windy 34 Alizé, previously known as Project Hawk… Norwegian superyacht designer Espen Øino is a man with a stellar CV and an even more stellar reputation. Who better then to take the lead on the all-new Windy 34 Alizé – a boat designed to evoke […]

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Roving Commissions extract: Calm in the Storm

Despite rig failure and a tropical cyclone, Francis Hawkings remains composed on an eventful Pacific crossing. Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract from Roving Commissions Not for the first time, the Royal Cruising Club’s wonderful annual journal Roving Commissions has turned up a jewel of seamanship. Delving into the 2021 edition I found an account by […]

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How to drive a boat: Turning an outboard-engined boat in a tight space

Turning in a tight space is best broken down into a series of pre-planned steps. Even experienced skippers take a deep breath when presented with a very small space, especially if it’s windy. Our resident boating instructor Jon Mendez explains all… It’s best to practise when the conditions are not too challenging so that each […]

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Two sailors’ epic eastbound journey halfway around the globe

A double-handed passage from Turkey to Seattle was an adventurous solution for Peter and Ginger Niemann Departure time is a time of optimism for Ginger and me. All the stress of decision making and the work of planning and provisioning is behind us, and we are almost always full of good hope for an upcoming […]

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4 Ways to Make Your Fishing Experience Easier

Everyone wants to spend less time fishing and more time catching fish. This is particularly true for novice anglers who are looking to get into the hobby. If you’re a beginning angler, chances are you’re already thinking about how to make your trip to the local trout stream easier on your wallet and your conscience. […]

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