Yachting (magazine)

Yachting is a monthly English-language magazine published since 1907. It was founded by Oswald Garrison Villard, publisher of the New York Evening Post and The Nation.

Total circulation
(December 2012)
FounderOswald Garrison Villard
Year founded1907
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City

Early history

On January 1, 1907, publisher Oswald Garrison Villard released the first issue of Yachting. A year later he appointed his “schoolmate and lifelong friend”, 37-year-old Herbert L. Stone, as the magazine’s second editor.[2] Stone continued as the editor through a series of ownership changes, except for a brief period during World War I when Stone went to war and Wililam Atkin took over.[3]

In 1920 Herbert Stone, Albert Britt and William A. Miles purchased the magazine from Mr. Villard, and sold it to John Clarke Kennedy a few years later. In 1938 Stone and some friends assembled the Yachting Publishing Company, and took on the role of president, publisher, and editor.[4] He served as editor until his retirement in 1952, and remained as publisher and president of the corporation until his death in 1955.[5]


Yachting features articles on sailing and powerboating. Most of the editorial content covers new marine products and developments, a calendar of races and lists of yacht brokerages.

The magazine is published by Bonnier Corporation. The editorial offices are in New York, NY, USA.


1938 1977Yachting Publishing Corporation
1977 1985Ziff Davis
1985 1987CBS Magazines[6]
1987Diamandis Communications[7]
1987 2000Times Mirror Company[8]
2000 2007Time Inc.[9]
2007 presentBonnier[10]


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  2. Villard, Oswald Garrison, Fighting Years, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939.
  3. Yachting, October 2007 http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/2007/10/the-first-decades-photo-gallery?pnid=120701
  4. Time Magazine 1953
  5. ”The Skipper”, Yachting, November 1955, p. 42.
  6. "CBS + Ziff = huge". Folio. February 1985. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  7. Geraldine Fabrikant (July 14, 1987). "CBS Inc. to Sell Magazine Unit to its Executives". The New York Times. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  8. "Times Mirror Magazine Deal". The New York Times. October 16, 1987. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  9. "Time Inc. to Acquire Times Mirror Magazines". Transworld Surf. October 20, 2000. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  10. "Bonnier Magazine Group Buys 18 Magazines from Time Inc" (Press release). January 25, 2007. Retrieved 2011-12-16.

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