SAIL Reader's Photos: America the Beautiful

Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0

The weather is warm, the sun is shining and the breeze is up. Time to go sailing.

For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to live in balmier southern climes, summer is an undeniably special time. The chill of winter is finally gone, the wind blows sweet and warm, and boats go back in the water. It’s time to go sailing, to take in every moment you can on the water, and whether you’re sailing to your favorite anchorage where you’ve spent a weekend every summer since ’89, or you’re heading out to explore new cruising grounds, there are endless opportunities for cruising here in the States. Here we have a sampling of some of our readers’ favorite cruising grounds from around the country. So sit back and enjoy. And when you’re done, go sailing.

Where are your favorite places to cruise? Send your sailing recommendations and a picture of your favorite cruising grounds to sailmail@sailmagazine.com for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue.

July 2016

Related

180521-Lead2048x

Volvo Fleet Heads to Europe

After days of rain, calms and fog, the Volvo Ocean Race Race fleet enjoyed perfect sailing conditions for the start of Leg 9 in Newport, Rhode Island, on Sunday. It then promptly plunged back into yet more fog as it headed offshore toward the finish in Cardiff, Wales, a little ...read more

TOTW_PromoSite

SAIL's Tip of the Week

Presented by Vetus-Maxwell.Got a tip? Send it to sailmail@sailmagazine.comImpeller Practice Engine raw-water pump impellers don’t last forever. Even if they are not destroyed by running the engine dry following a blockage, they still deteriorate with the years. If you’ve never ...read more

Waves1(1)

Know how: Weather 101, Basics

OverviewThe first thing to know is that “Weather 101, Basics” is a science course. Its goal is to prepare boaters for a second course launching later this year called “Weather 202, Advanced.” Taken together, these classes are designed to teach boaters to become their own weather ...read more

05-Close-reaching

Light-Air Sailing

Some of the best times aboard a cruising boat are in light airs—those quiet, relaxed sunny days with gentle sailing that just wouldn’t be the same if you were motoring. However, many cruising yachts are not set up to truly fullfill their potential in these kinds of conditions.One ...read more

VOR-BoatYard

Volvo Ocean Race: the Boatyard

The Volvo Ocean Race stopovers are a chance for sailors to rest between grueling legs of the race and for fans to enjoy seeing their favorite boats in person. Behind the scenes of the festivities, however, Nick Bice and his team of expert riggers, boatbuilders, sailmakers and ...read more

20160711_Klampe_Alu_013

Nomen: Folding Cleats

Springtime for CleatsIt’s not every day you see a new take on the humble cleat. There are two problems with these essential items: lines tend to get snagged in them when you least want them to and they attract bare toes with painful accuracy. German company Nomen, maker of the ...read more