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I couldnt resist weighing in on this one as someone who has subscribed to a large number of sailing magazines, and his presently trying to work through every last sailing book written (I suspect I'll go to my grave before achieving this one).
Although I've only owned one wood boat, my favorite sailing magazine for many years was WoodenBoat. Unfortunately, I've enjoyed it less since Peter Spectre ceased editing it. As my interest in WoodenBoat waned, I subscribed at one point or another to Sail, Sailing World, Cruising World, Lattitudes and Longitudes, Sailing, Practical Sailor and as of sometime last year, Good Old Boat.
Good Old Boat has quickly become my favorite all-around sailing magazine. It is the one magazine a I read cover to cover, including classified ads. I enjoy the various projects highlighted, the reviews as well as the fiction. That being said, another poster correctly identified the fact that your choice in sailing magazines will largely be driven by the type of sailing you do and the needs of your boat. I daysail and coastal cruise a 30 year old boat so I'm pretty much in GOB's wheel-house.