Mark Pillsbury is the editor of Cruising World magazine and its related digital publications, all based in Newport, Rhode Island. Cruising World, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014, focuses on the sailing and liveaboard lifestyle, offers technical, hands-on advice about seamanship, maintenance, and other technical topics, and is the go-to source for new boat information.
Prior to assuming the role of editor-in-chief in 2010, he was the magazine’s senior editor and director of the Boat of the Year program, which annually inspects the cruising sailboats being introduced into North American markets at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis. As senior editor, he worked with the staff and freelancers on technical articles, as well as writing feature stories and sailboat reviews.
Mark is a lifelong sailor and enjoys both racing and cruising. Prior to joining the staff of the magazine in 2005, he worked as an editorial manager at a variety of news and business publications in the Boston area, where he also served as a volunteer on industry and non-profit boards.