Theo Stocker

Theo Stocker

Theo Stocker is the features and news editor at Yachting Monthly

As the season for sailing club meetings looms, it's time to look back at last year's mistakes, and look forward to next year's adventures, says Jonty Pearce

Sailing Skills Expert On Board: Expert radio skills Rescue is time-critical, so how do you distinguish between severe adversity and distress? Skipper’s tips • Defuse the mainsail • A godsend…

Check that the float switch of your automatic bilge pump is working properly

Santa has been and gone, but Jonty Pearce still hasn't found a solution that will keep his bilges nice and dry

Now’s the time to traipse around boatyards and shows, dreaming of a new boat, if only the money would stretch, says Libby Purves

skipper's tips

We all takes risks sailing downwind without a preventer, but if it goes wrong, what will the coroner say? asks Tom Cunliffe

See what’s inside our January 2017 issue here…   Sailing Skills Expert On Board: Come alongside with confidence Chris Beeson finds the best way to get a line ashore first…

Innovation

It's time to move to a new berth for the winter, but it's not all plain sailing for Jonty Pearce