After reading a thread on anchor tests by Practical Sailor, I was reminded why I don't buy sailing magazines anymore. While I appreciate the work done by Practical Sailor, it still amazes me that a magazine like needs to exist. They have certainly filled a void left by U.S. magazines. I used to buy English sailing magazines until the cost became prohibitive. Sailing Today for instance, always picked a piece of boating related equipment and did comprehensive comparison tests between manufactures and rated them against each other. Advertising did not appear to impact outcomes. They also do much more in depth boat tests. In addition, the U.S. magazines seem to think the economy is going great guns since 50-60 ft. boats are the ones routinely reviewed. If one looks at the percentage of actual content in U.S. magazines, they are little more than a pamphlet. It is no wonder some publishers are literally giving them away just to get circulation numbers. It is indeed a shame how things have changed over the years.