I read the following mags and like them in the order listed:
- Captures Sailing and the people of sailing the best of all rags, hands down. The Editor and key staff, live to sail and that is why I think it is so good.
- Beautiful Rag, great new gear section, big photos and cruising articles with Euro flavor. Awsome superyachts, and ocean racing craft. I am a cruiser at heart but this mag is done in a way where I like it all.
-I own a cat so I read it. Nice rag, in a French kind'a way
In a class of its own. Invaluable if you are gearing up a new boat or re-fitting. Who needs it if you are not. For the past year I have been gearing up a boat so it has been tops for me, lately. Next year I will have pretty much finished gearing up on the major stuff so I will not need this reference nearly as much.
Most polished rag but exclusive focus to cruising makes it a good read when trapped on land. Good writing and editing with stories that are to the point.
Sailing fluff for reading on toilet or on an airplane.
My boat is in the Caribbean
so I read this. It is very Caribbean
centric. Probably would not read it if I was not cruising in the Caribbean.
Blue Water Sailing-
very focused cruising rag that usually has the same recycled stories that we have all heard so many times before. Poor editorial oversight and content but on occasion they write something very interesting like last year when they did the story on all of the Pacific Puddle Jumpers that was pretty good.
Latitudes and Attitudes
- Nice photos, horrible editorial content, font too small and articles too wordy, blah blah blah. Too many cheezy adds. It is like shopping
at the flea market for boating
supplies. I dont care for flea markets. The whole Bob Bitchin thing is tired. I dont want to be like him. I buy it but often wonder why. Must be boredom.
on occasion they have a good article, dont know how they keep exhisiting. I only purchase
this one on occasion
I can stand at the magazine rack at the bookstore and scan the nice photos and glance at the Bob Perry reviews
and that is all I need of this one. Not worth paying for.
In the end, the best part of sailing is doing it, not reading about it.
Reading only bides the time when one cannot be out there doing it. No mag is ever going to be better than actually raising the sails