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Websites of the world's sailing and boating magazines

updated: 06-Feb-2013

  • Afloat
    Irish Sailing Association magazine, and publisher of the Almanac for Irish coastal waters.

  • All at Sea
    Britain's waterfront newspaper

  • All At Sea Caribbean
    The Caribbean's Waterfront Magazine

  • All at Sea Southeast
    The The US Southeast's Waterfront Magazine

  • American Society of Marine Artists
    Recognizing and promoting marine art and history

  • The Boating News
    Online version of a monthly sailing magazine based in Charleston, SC.

  • Boats Yachts Marinas News
    BYM News is an internet only boating & boating industry News Service, with no need to hold back stories for a print edition, which makes it "the world’s most comprehensive & up-to-date recreational marine News Service". (ed.: It doesn't quite feel that way to me.)

  • CY Online
    Canadian Yachting Online. Information including Canadian classifieds, a database of boat reviews and more, eh?

  • Catamaran Sailor Magazine
    News for small cat sailors, more like an e-zine for people who like to sail fast.

  • The Caribbean Compass
    is a monthly yachting and boating magazine covering marine and shore based topics in the Caribbean.

  • Caribbean Sailing Association
    "The Voice of Caribbean Sailing" - News, Events & Racing

  • Charter Savvy
    In-depth articles on charter destinations, reviews of charter yachts, and insider tips on everything from legal affairs to keeping the kids happy. It’s All About Bareboating!

  • Chesapeake Bay Magazine
    Destinations, people, places, events, and happenings on the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Classic Boat
    For the love of traditional craft.

  • Cruising Compass
    The Free Weekly Newsletter for Sailors & Cruisers by Blue Water Sailing. Blue Water Sailing targets offshore sailing, voyaging and world cruising. Covers more of the non-traditional destinations you can dream about.

  • The Cruising Life
    A free e-zine about the cruising lifestyle. Contains information about pets onboard.

  • Cruising World
    A full-service site devoted to recreational sailing. Features: articles and columns from Cruising World; Sailor's Sourcebook; equipment and boat reviews, including Boat of the Year; equipment and instruction hotlines, a comprehensive charter directory with ratings, and award-winning safety-at-sea instruction.

  • Cruising Outpost
    The latest and greatest source of all things Cruising and Adventure Voyaging. - Formerly: Latitudes & Attitudes - Bob Bitchin's irreverent (or is it irrelevant) rag supporting the cruisers lifestyle. It is truly a breath of fresh air. Not for everyone (or at least some won't admit it while reading it in the closet).

  • DIY Online
    The online version of DIY Boat Owner magazine - the do-it-yourself marine maintenance experts. Jan Mundy is a wiz and can direct you to the best solutions for virutally any problem. Online advice provided free to subscribers. Many projects available in detailed decriptions on CD-ROM.

  • Dockwalk
    A most unusual website, but hard to tell what is current

  • DownWind Online
    A magazine about yacht crew life. Online magazine covering the sailing lifestyle.

  • Fairplay
    A commercial shipping magazine.

  • 48° North
    Published in Seattle, Washington, covers sailing throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as the occasional venture into the far-reaching Pacific.

  • Freshwater Seas
    Serving those who sail in Great Lakes waters.

  • GAM on Yachting
    Sailing magazine covering primarily Canadian waters, but also technical topics and major sailing events.

  • Good Old Boat
    Good Old Boat magazine is for people who love and maintain classic older cruising sailboats. The magazine underscores sailboat maintenance and restoration, connecting boat owners with suppliers of needed parts and services, and pride of ownership.

  • Great Lakes Cruiser Magazine
    Great Lakes Cruiser is a monthly, online magazine for people who travel the Great Lakes.

  • Inside Multihulls
    An Australian based multihull magazine's online presence with some full articles and boat reviews.

  • International Journal of Naval History
    Academic level forum for naval history

  • Intersail Yachting Magazine
    What's new in the sailing world, all from a British perspective.

  • Journal for Maritime Research
    Publishes all the "latest research" on maritime and naval history. (Hmmmm, if history is in the past, how is research of it contemporary?)

  • Latitude 38
    Latitude 38 covers California sailing and the West Coast scene.

  • Lescale Nautique
    French Canadian Magazine.

  • LiveAboard Magazine
    The magazine for people who live on boats, whether they actually sail away or not.

  • Lloyd's List
    Online version from the international maritime newspaper pioneer; which was first established in hard copy in 1734.

  • The Log
    California boating.

  • Maine Boats & Harbors
    The magazine for coastal Maine

  • Maine Yacht Racing Magazine
    The Official Magazine of Maine Competitive Sailing and the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association.

  • Maritime Life and Traditions
    This is a beautiful and traditional magazine which embraces every part of the maritime world: history,heritage, marine archeaology, nautical trades and traditions, crafts and culture, marine art, model making and much more.

  • Multihulls Magazine On Line
    Multihulls Magazine OnLine is the web version of the worlds largest and most widely distributed multihulls magazine. The site features extensive lists of manufacturers, charter companies, and more.

  • Nautica On Line
    The Web edition of Nautica magazine, the Italian and European leading yachting magazine. Nautica on Line, offers a wide array of boating information.

  • Nautique
    The maritime source for the Netherlands

  • Nautisme Romand
    A Swiss magazine of sailing and motorboats in French.

  • Northeast Sailing Life
    The magazine of sailing and cruising from Maine to New Jersey.

  • Ocean Navigator
    Marine Navigation and Ocean Voyaging Resources

  • Offshore Magazine
    Very nice magazine with great expert advice on ocean-going subjects not limited to navigation. Great resource center on medical information, safety at sea, and of course navigation issues. Not strictly sail but provides alot of information coastal sailors will find useful about ports of call, events, and people boating in the NE US.

  • Offshore Yachting
    The magazine of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

  • Points East Magazine
    The coastal cruising magazine for New England waters from CT to Maine. Available free at many locations.

  • Practical Boat Owner
    Practical Boat Owner Magazine Online combines a vast, easily-navigated, searchable database of boats for sale and marine products and services with the editorial excellence of Britain's biggest selling yachting magazine

  • Practical Sailor is a twice-monthly magazine of sailing now accessible on line. Offering clear, complete and conclusive evaluations of boats & sailing gear. We wish they would make their website more accessible and user-friendly. Access if for subscribers only, but takes so many entries of complex codes that we most often give up even when there's something we really want to look up.

  • Puget Sounder
    Sailing magazine covering Pudget Sound in Washington State.

  • Rejs
    Polish sailing magazine (in Polish).

  • SAIL Magazine
    The largest circulation in the sailing publications category in print.

  • Sail-World
    Sail World - Powerboat-world: Sail and sailing, cruising, boating news. Various regional and international Email and online newsletters targeting Racing, sailing, powerboating and cruising.

  • Sailing Breezes Magazine
    Online information from the midwest U.S. magazine, Northern Breezes.

  • Sailing Magazine
    Sailing Magazine is the oldest sailing magazine in the U.S., celebrating the beauty of sail with top-notch photography and stories written for sailors, by sailors. Focuses mainly on the Midwest.

  • SAILING Magazine
    Sailing in Southern Africa (incorporating SA Yachting)

  • Sailing Now
    Internet crew list that puts skippers and crew together

  • Sailing World
    A full-service site devoted to "performance sailing", aka racing.

  • Scuttlebutt
    The daily news source in the sailing world.

  • Scuttlebutt Europe
    A digest of sailing news and opinions, regatta results, new boat and gear information and letters from sailors -- with a European emphasis.

  • Sea History
    The website of the National Maritime Historical Society

  • Seahorse International Sailing
    The official publication of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC).

  • Seaworthy
    The Boat US insurance coverage magazine that reviews claims to see how the accidents may have been prevented.

  • Segeln
    Online version of German sailing magazine

  • Segling
    The online version of a Swedish sailing magazine.

  • Seven Seas Cruising Association Commodores’ Bulletin 
    Written entirely by cruisers and available only to members of SSCA, this newsletter-style magazine provides first-hand resports of conditions, destinations, and encounters worldwide. Includes database of equipment reports -- what works for people and what doesn't.

  • Sister Sail Newsletter
    Selection of articles as well as information on subscribing to this newsletter for cruising women

  • Small Craft Advisor
    Publication focusing exclusively on sailboats 25 feet and under.

  • Soundings
    Soundings has been covering pleasure boating and related news since 1963, especially boat listings. Their primary circulation area is the eastern U.S. Their on-line efforts capitalize on the computer's search capabilities and complement their printed tabloid newspaper. Not just the online version of the print publication.

  • Spiegel der Zeilvaart
    Maritime magazine of traditional boats in Holland.

  • SpinSheet
    Website for SpinSheet, a monthly newsprint magazine which focuses on Chesapeake Bay sailing.

  • Swissboat Magazine Online
    Yachting information from Switzerland, available in both German and French

  • Traditional Boats & Tall Ships
    Traditional Boats & Tall Ships: an exciting on-line magazine for all who love sailing and the sea.

  • Grand Voilier International
    French magazine on Tall ships.

  • US Sailing
    The official website of the US Sailing association. Great resource.

  • Water Craft Boatbuilding Magazine
    Building better boats

  • Waterfront News
    South Florida waterfront news.

  • Windcheck
    Sailing publication covering Long Island Sound and environs, distributed free in many locations and available for delivery by mail by subscription. Issues archived on the website.

  • Wooden Boat
    WoodenBoat Publications produces two magazines, WoodenBoat and Professional Boatbuilder, publishes books, videos, and operates the WoodenBoat School. WoodenBoat also sells boat related and woodworking items through their WoodenBoat Store.

  • World Sports Boats
    A simple and accessible way to find information on Sports Boats, Sports Cruisers, Sports Yachts, Super Yachts, Mega Yachts from leading manufacturers around the world.

  • Yacht online
    The online version of the German magazine Yacht.

  • Yachting and Boating World
    Publishers of the British magazines: Motor Boat and Yachting, Practical Boat Owner, Yachting Monthly and Yachting World.

    The online version of Yachting Magazine.

  • Yachts & Yachting
    The official publication of International Sailing Federation

  • Yelken Dünyasi
    A Turkish yaching magazine.

  • Zeilen
    A yachting magazine from The Netherlands


Note to publishers: 

If we didn’t cover your publications, it’s because we either don’t know about them.  If you send us copies, we’d be glad to include them in our review.  Thanks so much, and keep the news flowing and the dreams growing.

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