St. Petersburg Boat Show Where were the Sailors?
At the 2018 St. Petersburg Boat Show, sail exhibitors were greatly dissapointed in lack of sailors at the show. Sail seminars, author’s corner, sailboat rides – all canceled. Give us your opinion. More…
Bahamian Sloop Racing -with Jan Pehrson
Docking a 15-ton Sailboat with Ease
Are LEDs Interfering with VHF Radio Communications?
The U.S. Coast Guard issued an alert that LEDs could be interfering with VHF radio communications. More…
$5 Classified Print Ads for Trawlers - Due Feb. 5 for March
SOUTHWINDS is offering $5 print ads for Trawlers in the March issue. One per customer. Ads due by Feb. 5 for the March issue. $15 for a 3-month ad & horizontal photo. Send to Editor with your name, jpeg photo and up to 40 words. Must have photo. Number of ads limited. Ads sent without asking us to place it will no be run automatically.
Bahamas Increases Cruisers' Boat Inspections
BoatUS reported that a couple who were boarded in April by the Bahamas Customs and Border Patrol while anchored in a remote bay in the Abacos. The inspection was described as aggressive and the inspectors went through all lockers and drawers. More…
learn about trawlers
Switching from sail to trawlers? Learn the basics in 12 articles. Read the articles
Free Classified Print Ads for Trawlers - Due Friday Jan. 11
SOUTHWINDS is offering FREE print ads for Trawlers for Sale in the February issue. One per customer, private or Yacht Broker. Ads due by Jan. 8. Send to Editor with jpeg photo and up to 35 words. Must have photo. Limit of 10 ads total and 5 spaces left as of today. First Come, First Served
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SOUTHWINDS is always looking for writers who want to contribute to the magazine. Articles can be about almost any subject of interest to sailors. Go here to look at the many topics you can write about (and get paid)
Shakedown Cruise - Nigel Calder's Early Cruising Days - Book Review
Nigel Calder’s recent book on his early days cruising with his family while writing books, Read the review...
Chasing the Cup by Jimmy Spithill
Jimmy Spithill’s book on his life of sailing and his quest to win the America’s Cup More…
America's Cup: The Schooner & the Foiling Cat
The America’s Cup — Traditional monohulls or foiling catamarans? more...