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Sailing Magazines Options
I get asked form time to time about the “best” sailing magazine to subscribe to. That’s a bit of a silly question, as there are many good sailing magazines out there that serve difference purposes. I thought I might give a little overview of a number of the magazines I receive to help people decide which ones might fit their needs. This is by no means exhaustive, and I am sure many of you out there can add to this list (and I hope you do!).
Cruising World – focused on “light” cruising under sail, this is one of the more popular magazines. Includes boat and gear reviews, stories of cruising life, and lessons on boat care. Strong classified section.
Sailing World – focused completely on racing, including boats, gear, rules, and strategy, as well as race results. Small classified section.
Sailing – large-format magazine with great photography. Covers everything sailing.
Soundings – large-format magazine published in regional editions. Very full of content on all things boating, including local content. Huge classified section.
Blue Water Sailing – focused on hard-core, distance cruising. Good practical advice and stories of cruising and destinations.
Practical Sailor – no nonsense reviews of all kinds of sailing gear. No advertising.
What else do you get?
Doug G. (TackBoston)
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Black Rock Sailing School